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PostSubject: Cataclysmic Growth   Cataclysmic Growth Icon_minitime2/13/2010, 12:12 pm

At the recent ActiBlizzard (or is that Blizzivision) financial pow-wow, Mike Morhaime said that World of Warcraft is still sitting at 11.5 Million subscribers - the same number it had after the release of Wrath of the Lich King back in 2008. The question that raises is: still at 11.5 Mil, good or bad? They haven't lost any substantial numbers, despite so many people finding things to be unhappy about: Content is too easy, content is too hard, pve to pvp transfers are going to ruin the game, pet stores are going to ruin the game, my class is nerfed but his/hers is OP, blah blah blah.

Another piece of information that came out during that meeting is that 70 percent of people who try the game do no progress past level 10. Which means that those 11.5 million subscribers make up 30 percent of what they could have had. You just know the bean counters started twitching when they heard those numbers.

The general feeling is that the game has been simplified for the Wrath expansion. With that, Blizzard managed to bring in and keep 11.5 million subscriptions up and running. Cataclysm is going to try hook the new players with a revamped starting zone experience. But then what? Will the simplification of the game continue in Cataclysm? What kinds of changes will Blizzard have to make to bring up their numbers? Or will a phased starting experience be enough to hook new players?
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PostSubject: Re: Cataclysmic Growth   Cataclysmic Growth Icon_minitime2/28/2010, 5:35 pm

Personally speaking, I don't think Blizzard has "simplified" WoW. Made it more accessible, yes, but they have to, if they want to keep their player base increasing.

If you go back and look at vanilla WoW in terms of encounters, pretty much every boss in MC/BWL are tank and spanks, bar a few. The raid content available now requires far more co-ordination and class knowledge. I'm one of those people that believe the game hasn't gotten easier; people have just gotten better at the game. Laughing

I definitely think we are going to see a lot more changes coming our way when Cata hits. WoW is 5 years old now, and the devs have got to spice things up a little to keep it interesting. I just hope that doesn't involve a flood of Micro Transactions becoming available.
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PostSubject: Re: Cataclysmic Growth   Cataclysmic Growth Icon_minitime3/1/2010, 7:24 pm

I know of at least one thing which will grow to epic proportions!!! ZING!
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PostSubject: Re: Cataclysmic Growth   Cataclysmic Growth Icon_minitime3/2/2010, 10:05 am

*Looks around*... Did he just go there! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Cataclysmic Growth   Cataclysmic Growth Icon_minitime3/2/2010, 5:35 pm

OH you know I did!!! ahh yeah... WHAT UP!! tongue Wink

Stomp.... how come we don't have this many emoticons on the guild forums! WE BE JIPPED!
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