WoW tourists are good for the MMO industry

There you go, April Fools.

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14 Responses to WoW tourists are good for the MMO industry

  1. UFTimmy says:

    I think it’s probably time to move on.

  2. Jason says:

    Guess no one has a sense of humor about this topic anymore.

    Oh well, I laughed. But I’m suffering from sleep deprivation. So don’t get too excited.

    Jason (resident drunken idiot of Channel Massive who signs his comments because it makes them 10x more valid)

  3. Anjin says:

    I knew you’d crack!

  4. Bill says:

    Isn’t April Fool done at midday?

  5. Einherjer says:

    Well, they could be if they didn’t felt the need to bash any game on the webz that it’s not WoW…

  6. Gooney says:

    They are good for the industry, if you can’t see that your a fool. Anything that expands market share, and thereby expands the viability of niche titles is a good thing, provided of course that you have a vested interest in a vibrant MMO industry.


  7. Bonedead says:

    Your a fool.


  8. Chris F says:

    Best April Fools post this year.


  9. Damage Inc says:

    Actually Gooney, WoW is insanely bad for the MMORPG industry, at least that’s my opinion. I find it funny that probably the three greatest MMORPG’s were all the original ones, UO, EQ and AC. Since then, game companies have done almost nothing to expand on the ideas presented in these three games but have instead made MMORPG’s simpler and more bland. MMORPG’s today are now a series of connect the dots/quests with generic pre-made characters/classes for you that you have relatively no input in on how you want them to develop.

  10. Thallian says:

    I agree somewhat with damage Inc as far as innovation goes. But as far as investment dollars go, WoW’s success has been very good for the industry, even though they only invest in “safe” investments. Its a very tricky arguement to maneuver.

  11. Damage Inc says:

    How has it been good for the industry when all we are getting these days are either WoW clones or games that are so not like WoW the tourists leave and games like AoC and WAR end up shutting down more than half their servers?

  12. syncaine says:

    If WoW was expanding the MMO market, how come all other MMO games are still in the 200-400k sub range they were before WoW? If even 10% of the tourists stuck around in other MMOs, we would see games closer to 1 million+ subs, yet we don’t, and until we do, WoW being at 11 million subs is helping only WoW’s numbers, and no one else.

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