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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I played a couple days of the free play SWTOR extended weekend and really enjoyed it. Got a Jedi horn-head-guy (like Darth Maul, forget the race) to level 11 going super good-two-shoes.

Then I thought I'd give a bounty hunter a spin for a few levels and really enjoyed that too.

It's a simplistic game but great storylines so far. I didn't enjoy it enough to spend $60 (and $15/mo) for it. I'm keeping an eye out for a good sale--I've seen $40, best so far. I'll pick it up for as cheap as I can and then use the free 30 days to see if I feel like continuing for a couple months.
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