There's no reason for a "WoW 2." They have expansions. World of Warcraft is a constantly evolving story and game. Graphically, WoW has been constantly updated and is designed to have a "cartoon-ish vibe." They will likely continue to optimize the graphics engine with the next expansion. Also, "Warcraft" has started production with a release date of Dec. 18, 2015. If marketed appropriately, "Warcraft" could cause a resurgence of interest with WoW -- bringing in old and new subs, etc. "Titan" is a standalone endeavor that has been, basically, taken back to the drawing board. Blizzard didn't like the direction. From the rumors, "Titan" was a casual oriented FPS/MMORPG.
Last edited by Dolus; 2013-10-20 at 04:31 PM.
Believing anything else is wishful thinking. I repeat, WoW: MoP, while still great it's starting to lag behind the innovation of the combined forces of the competition and Blizzard needs to (and probably have been for a while, see "Titan reset") get their heads together and come up with a battleplan. If they don't we will have another Nokia on our hands and the worlds biggest IP will fall on it's face and be sold out to competing firms who will milk the shit out of it. You want to see "EA GAMES, challenge everything" before you log into WoW in the future? They don't either, thus they will act being market leader and the best in the business.
- - - Updated - - -
WoW has a stigma attached to it. Blizzard knows that. People see WoW and they join the bandwagon on bashing without trying it. (not saying complaints aren't valid in some cases, but most of the people with negative views on it have never played). Blizzard decided to do something completely new (which this is, saying they are lying to us is just stupid). Titan will be their next big thing, it will not be their next WoW.
Last edited by Dolus; 2013-10-20 at 04:41 PM.
I believe Blizzard wanted to prove that it can create a new IP and make it great instead of falling back on established brands. I would have loved to see WoW 2 based on allt he things they learned with WoW. But I will be also excited to see something new.
Titan was just the name given by Blizzard because they had no official title for it. Just like SE called FFXIV "Rapture" when they announced a new MMO was in production. A good chance it won't even be called that.
As a gamer, I too hope that they stay loyal to the people who have supported them through the years and lets us keep mounts, titles and achievements. Just to show us we are special and appreciated. I also hope they stay as true to the WoW1 formula as possible and that they don't go and reset all the lore telling us we were playing an alternate timeline and now we're in the real one. Like many lore nerds speculate now a days.
- - - Updated - - -
I think its very important that Titan was basically paused, and then reset, in the face of a huge blowback to D3's monetized AH... I know its conjecture, but I am really thinking they were going to go all-in with a P2W model...
That said, as fun as WoW is, I really do not want a WoW2 per se. I mean WoW is really the only blockbuster MMO that has stayed at its peak this long... In the face of all these titanic, well funded "WoW killers." And even now WoW is slowly tappering off.
No, Titan should be something different.
Because it is impossible to create WoW 2.0
The expectations and standard are way to high...I can already see the "WoW 1 was soooooo much better" on every little detail of the game.
Why would Blizzard devote resources to WoW 2 when there's no guarantee anyone would actually play it and they still have WoW 1 that's a huge cash cow with unparalleled competition? Serious question.