Blizzard: Some WoW Subs Lost to The Old Republic

An interview on Eurogamer.net 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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Yakubs wrote on Mar 20, 2012, 11:46:
Not so sure about that. I was very pumped for Guild Wars 2 until I saw those gameplay videos. Good lord, the game looks awful! It was impossible to see what was going on during combat, everyone just stood in place and jammed the 1 key, and the art style looked like some kind of bad Korean MMO.

Errr, what videos specifically? Maybe they're of the intro area or something? The combat has a proper projectile implementation so its supposed to be very fast and frenetic, the opposite of just sitting around pushing 1.
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