Yeah you really didn't get what I said.
Nor you what he said.
But that's cool. I would expect someone who has only played WoW, and not also EQ1, to insinuate such a comparison were fair. Thing is, it was an exceedingly different time back in 1999, and five years might not sound like a lot, but in the MMO industry, *that* five years really was.
EQ1 hit 450k ish subscribers at its peak, WoW over 12 million. You want to "adjust for inflation", as it were, and all of a sudden it's a very different ballgame.