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How much longer can this game last?

#1Slyk90Posted 1/5/2013 9:51:41 AM
8 years later and still $15 a month?
They really should slash that in half to attract new players.
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#2Right_Chus_1Posted 1/5/2013 9:59:42 AM(edited)
Once similiar games have fallen into the dead catagory, meaning devs say they arent focusing on it much anymore they have lasted for 10+ years. I would expect the same from WoW except for it to last maybe a little longer. So 10-15 years from once the devs abandon it would be my guess going off of similiar but worse games. Even with a subscription.
#3Coop14Posted 1/5/2013 9:55:10 AM
With 10 (More likely 9) million subscribers something tells me they arent concerned about profit.
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#4ElaeusPosted 1/5/2013 10:03:03 AM
I think its mostly up to when the genre itself stops being the "thing", if ever. The game is growing rapidly and the people that are leaving are getting compensated by new comers frequently which leave in turn at points for people to return, etc...

The reason in my opinion is because even games with far less subscribers are still up and kicking after ten or more years, so why wouldn't this with superior numbers of subs?
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#5kaitokunPosted 1/5/2013 10:14:46 AM
The game will continue until it is no longer profitable. Ultima online is still up and running after all.
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#6XtraTPosted 1/5/2013 10:24:42 AM
How much longer can McDonald last?

They should just cut all their burger price in half to attract new customers.
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#7R_JackalPosted 1/5/2013 10:36:03 AM
It will last for a long, long time.

And when it begins to get unprofitable, they'll probably drop it to F2P with a transmog/mount/whatever else cash shop with a sub option with perks.
#8Slyk90(Topic Creator)Posted 1/5/2013 10:51:53 AM
All valid inputs. I hope it continues to grow.
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#9MrBigJohnsonPosted 1/5/2013 12:21:18 PM
It will, it's the most commercially sucessful game, since ever.
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#10DawnshadowPosted 1/5/2013 1:44:43 PM
Everquest peaked at less than a million players and WoW "killed" even that small base.

They released a new expansion just recently.

WoW still has millions of players. It's not dying anytime soon. However, I think it will continue to shed players through attrition; almost anyone who wants to play it already has, so the players gained won't match the attrition rate.They may eventually need to bite the bullet and consolidate servers, though, depending on how many players they do end up losing. But even if they end up going down to a dozen servers, I think there will be enough players to keep it running.
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