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  1. #81
    WoW will continue until as long as there are people with an internet connection it is just such easy money for Blizzard: monthly fee, expansions AND cash shop

  2. #82
    I doubt Blizzard would pull the plug on WoW. I'm sure by the end of BFA the population (Classic included) will have wound down to the last dedicated >1,000,000 subs, but that's still more than enough to allow Blizzard to continue running the game. The PVE/PVP realm changes coming with BFA will help them draw down on the number of servers, and with smaller/less frequent expansions they could stay profitable with several 100k subs. Why end the gravy train when the last group of passengers are pretty much hooked for life?

    The IP is already being used in other games so it's not like they NEED to end WoW to continue developing Warcraft content, but it would definitely make it much easier to develop story driven content. I'd very much like WoW to be brought to a close with BFA and would hope that Blizzard bring the story back to an RTS medium. Don't think that'll happen, unfortunately.

  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by kjhidhg View Post
    Blizz could honestly end this game with the next xpac

    They could leave a open ended war that will never have a outcome then we fight Ashzara which we know is gonna be a boss then fight N'zoth at the end.

    With Classic coming it seems Blizz could put this game to bed then leave the servers open for decades to come.

    Besides who else is left? We honestly cant defeat the void anymore than we could defeat the light we know both must exist to balance out the universe.
    Its almost like they can write in new lore,new characters, new enemies. I know, its shocking.

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Dystemper View Post
    The only reason you are seeing a uptick in raiding is because there is literally nothing else left to do in the game, and teh new Raid is really easy. This wont last . I already see massive drop off of players. my main guild is down to one person out of 25 at the start of Argus. Friends list is bare as everyone has cancelled their subs. So a year to the next Expansion and BfA is not exactly got a lot of people chomping at the bit to buy the damn thing. Hearth stone is making them more money then WOW , and it takes less resources to run. Overwatch was making more money, buyt that game seems to have slowed down a lot as well.
    Well that is your experience.
    Mine is in this Expansion i see way much more friends playing then in WoD or maybe even MOP.
    Of course some take a break and come back after a while but this expac has been good for my friends list.

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Erythros View Post
    i'm really trying to not take sides in the infected vanilla vs retail debate but such posts make it hard...

    you actually believe that anyone (other than the occasional weirdo) would play something like TBC in 2019 or whenever you estimate its' release?... or even better that people would actually replay xpacs like cata and wod? LOL? what are you smoking and can i have some?

    btw who even said that classic will be anything more than classic? what cycle are you even talking about?...
    I never said Cata & WoD... specifically I stated through Wrath. If each one lasts 2+ years... you have 6-7 years.

    Noone said Classic would rool into BC... but it will if it's successful. And apparently I think it will be wildly so.
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    WoW ain't going anywhere.
    Hell, maybe Blizzard are working on a WoW re-work (Not wow2), but turning WoW into something even better, with better engine, new mechanics, etc.

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    WoW in VR would be horrible. Try raiding or do pvp in first person.
    I was thinking more of an alternative for questing and maybe some VR only type events. Elder Scrolls Online offers a First person view that you can raid and PvP in, not sure if anyone uses it much, I couldn't really get it down enough myself. I'm also thinking in terms of changing how we think of MMOs and gameplay in general, thus the next big thing and not just a continuation of the current thing.

  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinte View Post
    Its almost like they can write in new lore,new characters, new enemies. I know, its shocking.
    You give Blizzard too much credit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinte View Post
    Its almost like they can write in new lore,new characters, new enemies. I know, its shocking.
    They cant rip off ancient Greek, Roman, Norse lore, Tolkien, Lovecraft anymore so i really do hope they have new ideas to keep this game going!

    I know, its shocking.
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    I have no idea anymore. The number of times I've quit, come back, and gradually gotten fully addicted again is just too many to count. I can't be the only one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danare View Post
    Hmm. My guess is other 8 years. Roughly 2 expansions more after BfA

    2018 - BFA

    2020 - New Expansion (Probably related to Old Gods.)

    2022 - Final Expansion (conclusion)

    I mean of course, we could just extend it more and enter cosmic scale and fight against Void Lords and Light Lords then using Azeroth to bring peace to the cosmos for once and all. So maybe up to 2024 if Blizzard wanted to continue it past destroying Old Gods.
    What happened to the predictions about the final xpac being legion lol.

    its going to be as long as its profitable, at least a decade.
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  12. #92
    It's a business and as long as the business is doing well it will obviously continue. Blizzard loves money. When the money stops, the game ends.

  13. #93
    The lack of in-game community is the ultimate cancer eating this game alive. All of the achievements, raids, M+, mog, gear, etc.....all of it loses meaning when everyone is anonymous.

    In vanilla, if you ask "why should I bother doing any of this content?" the answer is that humans have primal and fundamental drives to climb the social ladder and to help others in the community, and that World of Warcraft is actually a social platform that happens to present raids, dungeons, PvP, and leveling as mechanisms to serve to social community. In Legion, this is flipped on its head. The raids, dungeons, etc are up-front and the community is in the background and non-existent. If you ask "why should I bother doing any of this content?" the answer is a muddled "because its fun" but what does that even mean?

    I wouldn't be shocked if WoW Classic has more players than BfA. If I had to bet, I'd say BfA has more players, but if the content isn't incredible I could see Classic taking over.
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  14. #94
    The problem they will have is finding quality talent to work on a 13 year old + game thats heavily dated. The best and brightest will be wanting to work on new and innovative games to show off their talent. They will either have to scrape the bottom of the barrel or get people who just in it for a paycheck. If the game gets to a poinT that its quality is hurting the companies Brand, profitable or not the Shareholder could very easily say shut it down. Time will tell but blizzard cant coast along on WOW nostalgia indefinitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokolums View Post
    The lack of in-game community is the ultimate cancer eating this game alive. All of the achievements, raids, M+, mog, gear, etc.....all of it loses meaning when everyone is anonymous.

    In vanilla, if you ask "why should I bother doing any of this content?" the answer is that humans have primal and fundamental drives to climb the social ladder and to help others in the community, and that World of Warcraft is actually a social platform that happens to present raids, dungeons, PvP, and leveling as mechanisms to serve to social community. In Legion, this is flipped on its head. The raids, dungeons, etc are up-front and the community is in the background and non-existent. If you ask "why should I bother doing any of this content?" the answer is a muddled "because its fun" but what does that even mean?

    I wouldn't be shocked if WoW Classic has more players than BfA. If I had to bet, I'd say BfA has more players, but if the content isn't incredible I could see Classic taking over.
    Itws funny you mention the social aspect of the game. I was just talking to a guy at the local Hobby Shop. We bothe mentioned that there seems to be a resurgence of tabletop gaming . He said they have been getting more and more folks in looking to either get back into D&D or Warhammer or get into it for the first time . Other Board games as well. As the Internet gaming has become more toxic and anonymous , people are going back to the old games to reconnect with people face to face. A local FB group[ has been really active with people looking to start groups for new D&D campaigns and wargaming
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  15. #95
    As long as they have a sub cost $ it will last. Soon as they go free to play it's over.

  16. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by Maudib View Post
    I never said Cata & WoD... specifically I stated through Wrath. If each one lasts 2+ years... you have 6-7 years.

    Noone said Classic would rool into BC... but it will if it's successful. And apparently I think it will be wildly so.
    Hey man, i love the graph in your sig. Every time i see it i find it hilarious how successful you think Classic servers will be. It sure is an interesting idea, and I will play it casually for a few days for sure (the same amount I'm sure a lot of people will) but the fact there is already in-fighting relating to just how Classic the Classic servers will be tells me you got your graph upside down.

    Peace.

  17. #97
    It's highly likely that the game will be around over 3 years from now. There is too much upcoming content for the game to completely die, even if the content isn't good.

    WoW could be around 10+ years from now, if they keep releasing good content.

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