In a “BlizzCon Exclusive”, World of Warcraft lead producer J. Allen Brack revealed that yes, there will be an expansion pack following Cataclysm, even though the developers don’t quite know what it will involve at this stage.
Just let it die already.
how are they going to let it die when over 10 million people are playing it right now?
They won't, but i still hope it'll die :[
Over 10 million? Bahaha that's a bunch of bullshit guaranteed. I bet you won't even find 1 million people online at this very moment. Just let it die already.
Yeah they'll inevitably keep making expansions for probably another 6-7 years, raising the level cap by 5 levels each expansion until they reach 100. By then though, they'll already have either WoW 2, World of Starcraft, World of Diablo, or another MMO in development, as well as having already released whatever their current "new" MMO project is.
@akiraburn Clearly, you are not familiar with Blizzard's development time line if you think that much would come out in such a short period. ;)
@Major Jack Hoff to blizzard it doesn't matter how many people are online right now, what matters is how many are paying for the game and thats 10 million. So every month they make 150 million from just subscribers and when cataclysm is released you bet it will sell millions.
@Major Jack Hoff Except there are censuses ingame , you know with actual numbers per servers , saying that you are completely off . ps : just fyi i dont care about the game and how big it is anyway .
Actually, blizzard announced that its now 12 million people playing WoW. People assume that WoW is declining, but the fact is WoW is still growing. If Blizzard were letting WoW die then it would be the most financially stupid thing done in the history of videogames. World of Warcraft along with Call of Duty is the sole reason Activision is making a profit. And World of Warcraft is the most profitable game in the history of mankind. And why do you hope it will die? There are so many people that love to play the game. Does it hurt you in any way that they get to play a game they like? You might not like the game, but you should respect the fact that alot of people do.
It's actually 12 million paying subscribers. They passed the 10 million mark years ago.
@discstu37, heh, well no offense intended, but actually I'd consider myself decently familiar with Blizz and their development timeframes. Please note that I was referring to one of those I listed as just being "in development" by the time WoW concludes, and that their new MMO they're working on now will have released (should be assumed considering it's 6-7 years away. As for WoW and it's expansions, if you're suggesting that they won't have all the expansions out by then, I would have to disagree. If we were talking about any other game from Blizz, I'd be agreeing with you completely as they are known to take extended amounts of development time, but with WoW it's sort of a different case I believe. It's been pretty consistent that since vanilla WoW was released, a new expansion has been released every 2 years (give or take two months). Considering the level cap is going to be raised to 85 after Cataclysm's launch, that means probably 3 more expansions, and assuming they will keep the 2 year development cycle, it'll be another 6-7 years like that. Regardless, I basically lost interest in WoW a while ago.
I wish... but it'll be around a long, long time
Never played World of Warcraft..is it actually as good as people say it is?
Go try the 10 day trail personally i cant stand the game. I lost a few friends to this game. They just start playing it and would not stop ever. I dont understand what is so amazing about it.
No.. no it is not. Honestly, there are free MMO's out there that are better. Paying $15 a month for this game is just not worth it, in my opinion. Almost all MMO's are the exact same game, so pretty much whatever you choose, you're getting the same exact dull and repetitive experience. If they still have the option to, you could try it out for free for a bit. I really did not find it fun at all. =\ If you haven't yet, you should check out Dungeon's and Dragon's Online, it's not bad. Also, I personally think RuneScape is a really great MMO to play.
I tried it for a month and the thing about it is its ridiculously easy. You can hit 80 in no time and then you do dungeons for gear until your GS is high enough to do Ice crown. The quests are so easy because you can fly over everything and land where you need to go. I did find PvP to be fun though.
There is a reason why its such a major success. Its definately the best MMO out there. But it totally depend on your taste.
Quit 5 years ago. Too addictive. It's great fun though.
Blizzcon fogot to say there is another Expansion after the Expansion after the Expansion after the Expansion of Cataclysm. Meanwhile, FFXIV Online is failing. I assume Square Enix is working on a BIG patch to improve a lot of things. Probably one of the reasons they released FFXIV Online is because of the expansion of WoW.
you don't have to play it. i wish Call of Duty would die a horrible horrible death. but you know how i deal with it...I DON'T F*CKING PLAY IT! a crappy company over producing a crappy game year after year will never get a cent from me. at least wow provides you with some level of diversity. there's a reason no other MMO can come close to dethroning it.
DO YOU KILL THAT, WHICH HAS NO LIFE?!
Thats as obvious as 155 cummin after 154
Why cant you not just say coming. jesus
As Jill would say from Resident Evil "ITS FINALLY OVER!"..........(Barry) "No Jill...No..its not..."
then she wakes up and gets raped by smurfs. very unexpected ending
Who didn't see it coming.
Yea, well Blizzard has been pretty clear that they are going to support wow for a long time and this includes new expansions. They have confirmed that there will be more expansions a long time ago, so this really isnt news. Im pretty confident when i say there is going to be atleast 3 more expansions. And if people havent stopped playing by then there will be more (and it probably will be).
*Facedesk* How much more can we destroy Azeroth? What's next? Move to space?
An underground realm? Enter the realm of hell or the demons? There is quite a lot of things to do still, they could also make a Warcraft4 and create all new locations haha I can only dream....
*Facedesk* How much more can people whine about every-last-freaking-change that comes to the game? Played since the originals game release, and I've been happy with most of the changes introduced. Raiding was a chore, the classes were limited and unbalanced, and quests/raids/dungeons were boring. Vanilla wasn't that great, please get over it.
Tried this once. Never got past level 5.
Really? Wow, it takes like 5 minutes to get to level 5. Do you perhaps have ADHD? LOL
No, I just prefer Ultima.
yeah played it too wasnt too bad for my taste but im not into MMO much espaciily if i have to pay for it lol im more into Final Fantasy and yes XIII was terrible and Disgaea
Played vanilla then i quit.
If there are millions of subscribers why kill it? Final Fantasy XIV just came out, and while it has far superior graphics, the game is horrible by comparison. Long live WoW!
Played the BC expansion and lost interest. But now I have cataclysm special edition preordered and will be returning Azeroth very soon. What would my gaming life be without blizzard, I have played SC2 since launch, and will be playing it till december. And this is coming from a PS3 gamer haha never play non blizzard games on pc lol
why do you guys want it to die?? is it affecting you personally that this game is successful? millions of players are enjoying this game daily. not to mention it's a main factor in keeping pc gaming alive. if you want your precious pc gaming to thrive, be thankful that WoW exists, you ignorant fucks. WoW is awesome, and will be the best MMO until blizzard puts out another one, and it'll still be awesome then.
i dont understand why people don't appreciate wow like it deserves. theres so much diversity and awesome fantasy elements to its world. icecrown, outland, beautiful places like ironforge built into the mountain. you talk up oblivion but what do you see there? trees...ayleid ruin...trees....cavern....tree s....ayleid ruin...boring city...trees. come on people, open up your eyes
Like every big franchise, it has a legion of haters who don't shut up about it.
12 MILLION people paying 15 dollars a month = 180 MILLION DOLLARS a month paid charachter transfers = another 10 million a month purchasable mounts, costumes, ect. = 50 million a month this fucking game brings in about 1/4 of a billion dollars in a freaking month that is more than the xbox360 and ps3 games bring in profit in a finacial quarter yeah they should end the game 'cause some scrubs who live in their mom's basements don't like it..... a fucking quarter of 1 billion dollars a month, every month with more people constantly signing up. WOW is every, every publishers wet dream!! PC makes more money from 4 or 5 games than all profits from the wii, 360 and ps3 combined month over month, every day of the year, every year, always, and always will.
A. a BIG portion of the 14 million players are from China. They do not even pay for WoW in the same manner as the US. B. No official numbers for transfers exist. C. Only one mount was put up for sale. It is not EQ where anything in the game can be bought. Yes Blizzard makes money on WoW but near as much as you seem to think.
well.. my choice today day.. is PS3 cuz of so many games.. but ive been a pc gamer and i have to agree with u... the flexibility that PC gives to Multiplayer games its what will always make MP games so much successful .... u cant argue with that..
I too hope for its demise. It is not a game fit for our current era and it never will be updated correctly. It's a completely last gen experience and has become more of a task than a pleasure. I quit over a year ago, never looked back.
well people can hate it all they want, it doesn't change the fact that World of Warcraft is the single most successful RPG in the history of gaming. anyone that quit early is missing out on some amazing content. keep running around brown post-apocalyptic wastelands staring at the same creatures and environments over and over, while wow players are enjoying many amazing locales, dungeons, raids, seasonal quests, and great co-op experiences. not to mention the new graphics upgrade makes the already artistically beautiful game look AMAZING.
It's sad to see so much hate for something which is a huge success ... but then again I suppose therein lies the problem. Everything that becomes huge and successful inevitably must be hated by everyone but those with a vested interest in it. Wow is the biggest gaming success EVER, and is THE only game the churns out patches and content updates on a regular basis ... all FREE of charge. All that on top of expansion packs which add even more content to the game. Yes it may not be "your thing" to play WoW, but come on, any game that has 12 million people ponying up $15 a month to play it has to be doing something right and at least deserves some recognition.
it is doing something right. being the best designed rpg in existence
This is bad. As long as there is a new WoW expansion, we're probably not gonna be seeing plans for Warcraft 4.
I love these idiots that keep wishing death upon WoW. What the hell do you care if you're not a WoW player?
We wish to free them from the curse that is zombifying them :)
"shock, horror" i never saw that coming.
wows graphics are bad has never played it all settings maxed in 1600p...it looks better than 95% of all console games
...the art style is fantastic and has a certain charm, although, it's a little lacking in terms of detail. It's such a big world (kind of like San Andreas, but much, much bigger) that I think the gameplay would be compromised if they upped the graphics quality. But there's no denying that it's an immersive and beautiful game. As for those wishing death for the game: Why? It's a great game with a good online community. The game can be enjoyed on many levels: trade, crafting, pvp, pve, team play etc. It's escapism at its best.
and in related news, there has been a shock announcement that the sun will be yellow tomorrow. :)
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