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Blizzard: Some WoW Subs Lost to The Old Republic

An interview on talks with World of Warcraft producer John Lagrave about the state of the game. He discusses the subscriber numbers for the MMORPG, saying that they have lost some players to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, though they think there are others hibernating until the release of the next WoW expansion:

"We certainly do look at [where WOW players go], and we have a very smart bunch of guys who do our analytics for us," said senior World of Warcraft producer John Lagrave.

"Of course people are trying Star Wars - our development team are trying Star Wars! I'm one of the few people who's still playing it actually, but yeah we've seen a dip in subs. It certainly has to at least be attributable to The Old Republic, but it's also attributable to people who want to wait and get Mists of Pandaria, so it's not surprising.

"Are they going elsewhere? Yes they are. We don't have a lock on all the best games in the world - Skyrim was an amazing game."

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23. Re: Blizzard: Some WoW Subs Lost to The Old Republic Mar 20, 2012, 12:49 Krovven
RailWizard wrote on Mar 20, 2012, 12:10:
.....or they are losing subs because of the fruitypants panda shit coming up. I really don't get how they go from Lichking, to Cataclysm to this romper room shit.

D3 better not suck.

Im not one of the masses that seems to hate the idea of Pandaria. I actually kinda like the look of the expansion. But it's also highly unlikely that I'll buy and play the expansion, unless there is a big dry spell with other games. Which I don't expect.

More interested in Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, Paths of Exile, Bioshock Infinite and replaying BG/BG2 if the "Enhanced editions" are any good, and a ton of other games (supposedly) come out this year.

Off subject a little, thanks to the D3 beta servers being down all weekend, a friend and I started a coop game of Titan Quest. I forgot how boring the first 20 levels of the game are. Good game, but I much prefer the focus on Skills and Skill modification in D3, compared to that of TQ, where you basically use the same skills at level 2 as you do the rest of the game. There isn't a lot of gameplay variety and the game is rather long. Still a good time coop though.

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