Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by J3SS22
WOW vs SWTOR. Spoiler alert, WOW is losing.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The sweetest part? They kinda did it to themselves. When given the choice what would you rather pay for? Force chokes and lightsabers or Kung Fu Panda?
Blizzard has become all too comfortable sitting atop their island-o-cash making Chuck Norris dance like a bitch. Now, with their latest expansion announcement it has become very clear that they’ve adopted a “because we can” attitude. It’s this kind of arrogance that has many people, including myself, patiently waiting for someone to come along and hand World of Warcraft its ass.
The galaxy has heard our plea.
Unfortunately, the answer comes from the King of Kings when it comes to murdering your own franchise, Mr. George Lucas. Hopefully he doesn’t ruin this too.
Blizzard has reported a “dip” in subscriptions since the release of Star Wars the Old Republic and their numbers continue to plummet. Since boasting 12 million paying players in 2010, WOW has suffered a loss of almost 2 million subscribers since the release of their last major expansion, Cataclysm. SWTOR gained one million subscribers in its first two weeks.
Even if WOW went free-to-play, as it should with its geriatric graphics, Blizzard is far from in trouble. StarCraft and Diablo continue to bring in the doubloons and Blizzard continues to slap WOW players in the face by releasing useless, lazy, and uninspired content like Mists of Pandaria. It’s real. I checked.
What do you think? Is the addiction fueled reign of World of Warcraft over?