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Activision: Wrath of the Lich King Will Be a Best Seller

Softpedia writes: "the Christmas period, and there's nothing better for this than having an industry analyst endorsing some of the video games you publish.

Mike Hickey, from Janco Partners, says that he expects the World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, to be one of the best selling games in the coming months."

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Numas3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

In other ground breaking news, the sun will rise tomorrow morning and then set later that evening.....

ChampIDC3322d ago

Pretty much what I was thinking.

Arcturus3322d ago

woot, cant wait to pick mine up tomorrow night

Gun_Senshi3322d ago

Q. does this game deserve sales?
A. Big fat NO. It ruined MMOs and DOWNGRADED them.

ChampIDC3322d ago

I don't see why you're saying that. It moved the MMO genre forward by making it more mainstream. It's not a huge success for nothing. And no, I don't play it anymore if you're wondering, but I still recognize it as a great accomplishment on Blizzard's part.

Gun_Senshi3322d ago

But my putting them mainstream its like Wii. It downgraded MMOs to be super easy repetitive no skill grind feast that even a blind man can play.

moe843321d ago

"no skill"

That's pretty much every game on the market. What's your point? Regardless of what your tastes are in games and entertainment, It's all about having fun. WoW is fun to millions of people. And that's all that matters. Hell, I think Halo, and Gears were terrible games. Meh graphics at best, and a Sci-Fi story that isn't any different than the rest of the Sci-Fi shooters out there. Don't even get me started on GTA4. But millions of others thought the games rocked. At the end of the month, sales numbers are all that matter.

"It ruined MMOs and DOWNGRADED them"
Explain how WoW ruined MMOs and as you put it.. downgraded them? At its initial release, the games graphics were better than any other MMO out. It's game play is far better than any MMO I have seen yet.

"super easy repetitive no skill grind feast"
Hate to tell you this, but this is every MMO out there. And from what I have seen, damn near every game with a leveling system.

And for the age old questions, that has yet to receive a legit, logical answers.. If WoW is so bad, why is it not only #1 now but also for the last 4 or so years? Why is it selling so many copies? Why are there now 11million+ users, when the next MMO doesn't even have half? Hell, what is the next MMO down the chain? They sell so few copies they aren't even a blip on Blizzards radar. Before you go and say WAR, you mean the game that has already lost players back to WoW. I'm sure WAR is a good game, don't get me wrong. But I don't see them ever getting 1/2 of the player base WoW has.

Before you go and say anything about playing. Yea, I don't!

Gun_Senshi3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Did you ever try Ultima Online or EvE Online?

Or evne Guild Wars.

Also why WoW sold so much and hs #1 in sales? (Which everyone knows sales mean nothing just look at britney spears)

Casuals, Mainstream, People who never played any other MMO and runs on 10 year old PCs.

and FYI Halo and Gears are below Medicore for me.

Also I did try WAR and I tried ALL mmos including WoW. WAR is just super bad. I don't know what people smoke when they give it 9/10 and say its good. I would rate it 2/10.

moe843321d ago

Yes, I did try those games. Graphically they were terrible. Game play doesn't deserve a comment tbh.

Sales mean everything. Especially to the MMO market. When you buy a game and then continually pay the monthly fee to keep playing. You're pretty much buying the right to play the game each month after the first. So, again.. sales mean everything.

"Also why WoW sold so much and hs #1 in sales?"
You're asking why the game has sold so many copies? For starters it's Blizzard. It's why I bought it when I did back when(that and friends that play) The game caters to everyone. Regardless of age, or seriousness of your play style. WoW has something to offer you. If you're hardcore, WoW has your back in both PvE, and PvP. If you're casual, the game still has your back. Depending on who you are and your play style, the game can be quite easy. And can also by pretty difficult. If you haven't killed Kil'Jaeden, and/or you're not in full Butal/S4 PvP gear, you still have plenty of difficult challenges ahead of you. Hell, if you're rich into acting out scenarios, and in-dept story. The Rp is going to keep you going. Something that a lot of other games don't have. And those that do, it isn't much.

I give it to you there...."runs on 10 year old PCs."
The games graphics, especially in this day and age are definitely in need of some overhauling. Trees bugged the sh!t out of me when I played. Took the fun out of having the game zoomed completely out(to its max). But the problem is, when you start upgrading the graphics. You put people in a bind, and that is to either upgrade the system you have, or risk not being able to play as well if at all. This isn't something Blizzard is interested in right now. You know, loosing players because their system can't handle WoW(I made myself laugh just now). Blizzard has already stated that they plan on doing some graphical stuff for the 3rd expansion. Hopefully they do. But until then, if you have a rig that is pretty powerful.. there is a macro for you. It bumps the in game detail well beyond the sliders abilities in the Video settings. It was on worldofraids.com some time ago, check it out.
Running on a 4+year old engine is getting old, but the game can be played by almost anyone. On any PC. Besides, if you aren't running a high end system, with say 24in(or larger) high res monitor(s), and have the video cards to push em. You shouldn't be worried about graphics. The only people that should be bugged by visuals, is the people who run 300+ fps, 24/7 no matter what.

The point is, WoW has something to offer anyone, and everyone. No matter what your computers specs are(almost). If you don't like the game, that's fine. The game isn't going to appeal to everyone. Especially if you don't like the genre. I hope you aren't one of those people who royally screwed up, and Blizz banned your account(s). And now you just bash them when you get a chance. I hate those people. QQ move on

11,000,000 people can't be wrong. I guess there is a .000,000,11% chance of that happening. =)

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Gun_Senshi3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

You are a wow head that will never understand and you never played the games i named. Of course they are graphically bad since they came out in 1996 way before WoW.

11mil people CAN be wrong. There are over 100mil people that don't like WoW.

Get it thru your head. WoW is a bad mmo just stupidly addictive due to its lame itemization.

Any why would Blizzard Ban my account? You really talkinig from your arse.

Go back to play WoW tardie have fun with Medicore more grind feast of Lich King and making your e-penis bigger coz you got a new epic!!

moe843321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Ha ha, this made me laugh.

"You are a wow head that will never understand and you never played the games i named. Of course they are graphically bad since they came out in 1996 way before WoW."

Clearly you know what I have played. Regardless of their release date. The game play, and looks of the games are terrible. Sure, when they came out they may have been awesome graphics. But visuals being one of the lesser traits about a game that I am interested in.. I couldn't care less. My saying they were terrible was just a statement.

"There are over 100mil people that don't like WoW. "

Where is your proof? 100million people, huh? Exaggeration is fine and all, but you went a little bit overboard.

"WoW is a bad mmo just stupidly addictive due to its lame itemization. "

This is your opinion, sure. Which you are entitled too. But claiming you are right, and 11million people playing a game that interests them are wrong. Just shows how much of a forum trolling fool you really are. A lot of people dislike WoW, sure. Mostly because they can't find a damn thing wrong with the game. Other than the addiction they had, and "wasting their life". Seems more like a personal problem than anything else. Having absolutely no effect on anyone else.

"Any why would Blizzard Ban my account?"

Reading comprehension ftw? I didn't say, they did. So why are you asking why would they? I am simply making a statement. Here let me quote it for you.
"I hope you aren't one of those people who royally screwed up, and Blizz banned your account(s). And now you just bash them when you get a chance."
There are a large number of people, who bash WoW and other companies. Because the company took their rights, or in this case game privileges away by banning the account. And now, bash Blizzard for doing so. I didn't say you were one of these people. I said, I HOPE you aren't.

"You really talkinig from your arse. "

Hmm, I thought it smelt a little funny in here. *shrug*

"Go back to play WoW tardie have fun with Medicore more grind feast of Lich King and making your e-penis bigger coz you got a new epic!!"

For starters, as I said in a previous post in this topic. I don't play. Your opinion about WoW and its "medicore"(I think you meant to say mediocre) is fine. The game isn't for everyone(no game is). But you're the one making it sound like you are better than the 11 million people who play WoW. I'm not the one with the e-peen issue. I think that would be you.

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picker3323321d ago

I don't like this game eater.

I mean i can't stand the graphic,it's a cartoon game with gameboy graphic ffs.

I rather play gw or aoc wich i do.