More sub losses expected in WoW

If you thought World of Warcraft losing 14% of its users — over one million — during the first quarter of the year was bad, just wait; according to Activision-Blizzard, subscription numbers are expected to dip even further. Of course, even with the loss, WoW is still the most popular sub-based game in the world, but shares in the studio still dropped after the announcement was made to investors, down by nearly 5% on Wednesday .

The loss of players is coming primarily from the East, and Activision-Blizzard points to the rise of free-to-play games as the culprit. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick stated to investors, “It’s important to note that the nature of online games has changed, and with the environment becoming far more competitive.” So what’s to be done? “To address this,” he continued, “we’re working to release new content more frequently to keep our players engaged longer and make it easier for lapsed players to come back into the game.”

It was bound to happen, people are crazy here in America, they’ll continue to throw monthly funds at something thinking they’ll get out of it what they throw in, it doesn’t work that way. WoW has had a long history of gigantic content draughts even with subs and I think it’s just starting again.

What happens is they release a expac they’ve done all the developement on prior, then they release three major patches, the third patch allowing the casual gamers access to the raids and harder dungeon content so they can see the story. Once that’s exhausted they go thru the process again cept they never start developement right after the first patch of a launch of a new expac so they end up with at least a year of nothing but the same old.

mix that in a world with almost no solo content and you’ve gotta big problem. They shoulda started making solo content during TBC and althroughout the other expacs they’ve done they wouldn’t be in this pickle because let’s face it, we filthy casuals are taking over the market slowly but surely one game at a time.More information service, please click:Wow Power leveling.




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