MWEB GameZone takes a look at how World of WarCraft's declining subscription numbers coupled with three amazing MMO's coming out this year might signal the end of WoW's reign as the MMO king in 2014.
I will always long for Azeroth. Tried playing a few MMO's after WoW, just not the same
Me too, I always miss it, but maybe one of these three will be my new addiction!
Its going to be hard to unseat WOW - there hundreds of thousands of loyal fans with a lot of time and effort invested in their toons. Also, many have tried and failed to unseat "the king"
Well said, though everything eventually ends and so will WoW! Wildstar will be the new king i think :)
WoW may be on the decline, but I'm holding off ANY predictions till one sees actual data that any other given MMO will overtake it in numbers. People thought Age of Conan was the WoW-killer, as with SWTOR and some others too. Time will tell... Sooner or Later, time will tell...
Yeh one day WoW will be beaten, it is just a matter of time. I actually played Age of Conan for about 2 hours, i feel ashamed :(
FFXIV is a tough contender
Nice article dude!! Even with the dwindling subs on WOW, it is and will still be a major cash cow for sometime yet. While elder scrolls looks promising, i think the only title that will actually be the wow killer will be wow 2 or the next big mmo from Bliz.
I've never played WoW, but I also question how long it will last. Whether it'll fail or not I can't say but yes, no king rules forever right?
Sure there was a decline over the years, but any company would kill to have 7.6 million subscriptions monthly. It's still a huge amount of people compared to how many players every other MMO has. ESO could be the only one to reach the numbers because of how popular the franchise is, the other two I can't see getting close to WoW because EverQuest has it's established fan base that's healthy but not that huge and the other one is new. Star Wars has a huge fanbase in the gaming community and they couldn't get close to WoW. The game launched in 2004. That's 10 years and people grow up and get families.
Have you had a chance to try ESO? I just feel that something got lost in translation, I wasn't blown away and I'm a big elder scrolls fan. I don't think its the wow killer. I played wow from beta till a few months after cata. I have tried numerous other MMOs since and none even come close to having the fun and value of the $15 you spend a month on wow. The only thing that will kill wow is project Titan.
Nope didn't try ESO yet. I'm still playing WoW on and off and tried many MMOs in the last 6 years or so and for me nothing clicked like WoW. I don't have the time anymore to play a lot constantly, but I still have fun playing it for 1-2 months and having a break of a month and then play again still after 10 years. But I do miss the hardcore 40 people raids that where really hard from the classic times.
So interesting how people are willing to pay so much to pay a game tho. I was in it for a while, really good game but had so much more I could do with the money spent on this game every month
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