After quite some time of dominating its competition, World of Warcraft is no longer on top.
MOBA game vs. an MMO? Why not compare it to Call of Duty, there's more people playing that too.
Free to play vs. an Payment subscription? Why not compare it to Facebook Tetris, there's more playing that too. (I totally agree with you Letros).
As much as id like to agree with this article. Comparing a subscription based mmo to a free to play moba is just plain stupid. Wow would still make more money per month with only a million subcscribers. Which still makes it untouchable
1. No game has made more money than WOW 2. WOW has ruled it's genre for 7 straight years 3. Even loosing a few million subscribers WOW still towers over everything. 4. In Asia WOW players pay by the HOUR!!!! 5. WoW makes more money in a month than most games do in a lifetime 6. since 2007 WoW has made over a Billion dollars YEARLY! Now as far as quality of gameplay......the next Gen MMO's are offering up game play with real time action and cross domain combat that brings all the gamers closer to a one world format while offering just as much of a social gathering aspect like WoW. I do not like WoW cause i prefer real time user controlled combat and the Next Gen MMo's offer this. League of legends is free to play with micro-transactions while WoW is F2p to like level 20. LoL 11 million users is impressive along with 4 million gamers daily. As far as king of video games goes...who knows? WOW = Billion dollars yearly since 2007 COD = every release sells over 15 million units since 2007 LoL = 11 million gamers Farmville = 80 million gamers Minecraft = 4 million Beta units sold Grand Theft Auto = Most talked about and publicized series ever King of Video game disasters: Of course E.T. = made more E.T. cartridges than they made Atari 2600 and the game sucked so bad they buried them in the desert Superman 64 = second worst game ever Shenmue = $70 million dollar budget, total financial flop only selling 1.18 million units Too Human = $60 million Dollar budget, 700k sold. and very soon Star Wars The Old Republic = $300 to $500 million dollar total budget for this Star Wars themed WoW clone.
Yeah, this article is comparing apples to oranges, but it's still worth having the discussion, I think.
It ruled the world for almost 7 years now. Lets see if a game can do that and then talk about being a king
it will be interesting to see the subscribers for SWTOR. unless EA fucks it up like APB.
With forcing Origin, expect some f ups.
I don't think you need Origin to play SWTOR.
from the faq: Yes, you will require an active Origin account in addition to a Star Wars: The Old Republic account.
The account is required, that's different. It's basically your EA account, just like with every other EA game. It doesn't mean you need to start origin to play SWTOR (I know I never did to play the beta). http://www.swtor.com/commun...
this game is over
They'll make another game and everyone will go nuts for that, too.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT 2. dun dun dunnnnn
Could be a new IP... Or just a sequel. Who knows, but they're owned by activision. So my money is on WoW 2.
And this is why Examiner has 1.5 stars. LoL isn't even a MMORPG.
How can they compare a free to play MOBA game to a subsciption based MMO? Two completely different genres, nd two completely different business models. WoW is still, in terms of active players, the "king" of MMOs. Saying WoW is not the king anymore because LoL has more players is like saying Call of Duty is not the number one shooter (in sales/active players) anymore since there's more people playing Farmville on Facebook. Maybe Cll of Duty should change its business model, since a farm simulator on Facebook has more players.
World of Warcraft is still the king of PAID MMO's. Just not MMO's in general.
LoL isn't an MMO, it's 3v3 or 5v5. Nothing massive about that. I wouldn't consider Halo matchmaking a MMO.
Let me see.... 11 million people playing for free OR 10.5 million paying $15 a month....
This, why would blizzard change the subscription plan with huge profit monthly xD?
Obviously comparing to LoL does not really make sense. Completely different genres and one is paid while the other isn't. However, WoW is a shadow of what it once was, and it's truly depressing. I still love WoW.. but this relationship is going downhill real fast. Cataclysm will be my last WoW expansion, and I've been on WoW since the beginning.
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