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  • CometerCometer LisbonPosts: 27Member

    I think GW2 may not be money wise as succeful as WoW but it may reach the same number of active accounts as time goes on.

    But before continuing with my opinion let me make it clear. No one is going to beat WoW.

    Because WoW is a game that was released in 2004. And for 7 years it has beaten active account records over and over again. No one can say the same for any other MMO ever released.

    But obviously WoW won't last forever. The technology behind it is very old by today's standards and obviously those playing WoW are looking for something else too. No matter how good something is you always get tired of it.

    With that said, when the first  COD MW was release it  became the best selling FPS ever, and many argued that their sequels wouldn't be as succeful. But like it or not the fact is COD MW sequels all sold more than the first MW.

    So in my opinion there is no reason that another MMO can't at least be as succeful as WoW.

    I think there is enough interest in GW2 and from the beta reactions, and my own experience I think this will be a success.

    Also the fact that the game doesn't have a subscription fee, may end up bringing new players to the MMORPG genre and those MMO players that are investing their time on MMOs that require a subscription may end up trying and perhaps end up enjoying GW2.

    I think Arenanet is playing their cards right. If the MMO can support on the long run an active community that is something will only know in a few months after the game is released.

    Something easier to measure is game sales on release date. In my opinion GW2 will beat WoW sales numbers on release date.  This is something I think is more than possible.

     

  • XtenXten over there, KSPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by Creslin321
    Originally posted by Eir_S

    I voted on the third option down.  That's my safest bet for the time being.

     Just FYI, right now, if you judge success by most subs ever had....SWTOR is the most successful MMO post WoW.  I don't think it will be difficult for GW2 to beat SWTOR ;).

     

    Actually that would be Aion with 3 million subs ;)

     

     

     

     

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Dont matter will it beat WoW or not. WoW is todays kids game, it was more mature before expasion packs. 
  • DanitaKusorDanitaKusor AdelaidePosts: 549Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Teala

    This is dumb.  GW2 is buy to play.  WoW has a sub.    A game with no subs required will never technically lose any subs.   I think the best way to judge how well this game does to see how many initial box sells it has and then check to see how many box sells it has at the 6 month mark and the 12th month mark.  

    This is true.  If we just go on box sales then GW2 may be very successful indeed, but in active player numbers... well we will see. I think a lot of people will return to WoW with the expansion for one reason or another and will find something to dislike about GW2. So while it will sell a lot of copies it will be interesting to see how many of those stick around.

    The Enlightened take things Lightly

  • Agnostic42Agnostic42 That place, Overthere, WAPosts: 375Member

    While I realize GW2 is most likely a very well made game, and it seems quite a few people are looking forward to its release, I am just not interested. I know there are many like me out there and I know many disagree with my opinion. I seriously hope it does well as I have not really ever wished a game would flop.

    I hope it does well, and I hope it really is as innovative as some claim it is. Hopefully it will raise the bar at which game companies release future games.

  • VolkmarVolkmar EspooPosts: 2,496Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Teala

    This is dumb.  GW2 is buy to play.  WoW has a sub.    A game with no subs required will never technically lose any subs.   I think the best way to judge how well this game does to see how many initial box sells it has and then check to see how many box sells it has at the 6 month mark and the 12th month mark.  

     

    I think what you meant to say is compare how many box sales it has at launch with the box sales of the first expansion and so on.

    WoW expansion sales always mirrored their current subscribers as current players will of course want to buy the new xp, new payer will usually get both and ex-player will not buy the expansion.

    "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"



  • Caliburn101Caliburn101 LondonPosts: 636Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    GW2 is going to be a major, major player in the MMO genre and a "game-changer" in terms of shaping the future of this genre.

    That being said, nothing is going to straight up "kill WoW" but WoW itself - and that's just a combination of time and age and limitations of their design.

    If GW2 ever has more players than WoW it won't be till after another couple of years at least.

    It's a 2 month buy to play game that's paper thin with a cash shop that sells stat boost.... It will replace SC2 as a change of pace game. Imo...

    Please explain why you use the expression 'paper thin' IF you can?

    My son's pet rabbit could work out GW2 is deep with detail, playability and content - after seeing only 5% of the online evidence - never mind actually playing it in the BWEs....

    I keep saying it, but 'imo' isn't a justification for making baseless statements, it's an excuse.

     

  • Caliburn101Caliburn101 LondonPosts: 636Member
    Originally posted by agnostic4eve

    While I realize GW2 is most likely a very well made game, and it seems quite a few people are looking forward to its release, I am just not interested. I know there are many like me out there and I know many disagree with my opinion. I seriously hope it does well as I have not really ever wished a game would flop.

    I hope it does well, and I hope it really is as innovative as some claim it is. Hopefully it will raise the bar at which game companies release future games.

    THIS is how to say 'I don't like it' in a reasonable fashion without any facts - Trolls take note.

    *applauds*

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    Its going to be another step forward for MMO's but it wont be a groundbreaker. In terms of popularity everyone can already see its more popular with adults and the kids go elsewhere.

    Can I get a woot woot?

  • RamanadjinnRamanadjinn Huntsville, ALPosts: 1,365Member Uncommon

    voted it will surpass wow in all dimensions for all time in all ways.

    simply because if i'm going to pretend i can see the future i may as well pretend interesting things happen there.

     

    but still.. i'm not one of those strange people who feels just because WOW is the most successful MMORPG ever that somehow means no game can or will ever surpass it.  a simple look at history shows that isn't necessarily a trend, but even if it were divining the future from it would be overextrapolation.

    blah blah blah cheers!

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