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perrin82perrin82 Member UncommonPosts: 265
Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,025
    Yes....but it's a pretty low bar these days, at least in MMORPG space.

    ;)
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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,850
    In three months, Yes. Easily. It will be smoking hot. I think the real test will come in eight to twelve months.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member RarePosts: 1,684
    Arterius said:
    In three months, Yes. Easily. It will be smoking hot. I think the real test will come in eight to twelve months.
    Agreed. I think during the phases we will see some drops during longer phases with upticks every time a new phase hits, but the real long term success will be determined by what happens after Nax. If they just sit on it and let it sit at the last stage forever there will still be a niche group of people playing, large enough to keep it going/enjoyable for those playing it, but not huge. I doubt they do that though and it is still a long ways out from now (maybe a year or so) so we will see then, but also they already kinda of alluded to the idea of going to expansions already. If they go through to WOTLK then they have a looong time to go.

    The truth is we won't really ever know how successful WoW classic is just because they don't release numbers for WoW subs (which include retail anyways) unless Blizzard themselves tell us.
    Arterius
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,217
    sizzling hot in 3 months as others have said. Let's see what happens in 3 years.

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  • krgwynnekrgwynne Member UncommonPosts: 118
    up to you wether you sub or not but its not like there is anything else worth playing right now. IM playing archage and black desert a bit but will be mostly leaving them for atleast a few mths or so for wow classic.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,850
    krgwynne said:
    up to you wether you sub or not but its not like there is anything else worth playing right now. IM playing archage and black desert a bit but will be mostly leaving them for atleast a few mths or so for wow classic.
    I subbed for three months. I yearned to play WoW when it launched when I was 13 or 14. My parents wouldn't let me at the time. So super excited to give it a try as I was jealous at all my friends at school who talked about WoW and talking about grouping up after school. I am playing on Pagle, a Night Elf Priest, Avadon
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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514
    It's already a success and a win for Activision.
    It's basically in the same boat as Diablo 3.  It's a huge success just based on the launch rush.  After that it'll just be a war of attrition like any other Progression/Classic style servers.
    It'll leech money for the company for a long while to come, but the population will be a fraction of the initial size before long.

    It'll be interesting to see if they actually put any effort into sustaining the health of these servers.  Will they do anything special for them? Or will they basically just launch and go into maintenance mode?
    AlBQuirkyTorval
  • Noobmaster_95Noobmaster_95 Member UncommonPosts: 93
    Sure it will
  • ThaneThane Member EpicPosts: 3,509
    perrin82 said:
    Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

    I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
    this world doesn't exist, never did.
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Thane said:
    perrin82 said:
    Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

    I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
    this world doesn't exist, never did.
    If it did, i wouldn't waste time on games, i'd be looking at what the lottery numbers were  :p
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,025
    edited August 2019
    DMKano said:
    3 months from now - the 2nd honeymoon phase will be over and attrition will be well under way for many.

    It will still be a financial success however just due to sales from week 1 alone.

    But longterm numbers should continue to decline month after month 
    Do you think the numbers will eventually level off with some (or many) customers oscillating between Classic and the latest version, especially when a new expansion comes out?


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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,876
    I look at the Everquest progressive servers and how many they have. I have no doubt that WoW classic will be a hit and will easily be going strong after the first year. How far past that I don't know but for some reason people have no problem starting all over and doing the same thing again.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,025
    I look at the Everquest progressive servers and how many they have. I have no doubt that WoW classic will be a hit and will easily be going strong after the first year. How far past that I don't know but for some reason people have no problem starting all over and doing the same thing again.
    Yeah, but seems they like to restart again and again.  Archeage restarts regularly to huge fanfare,  about to do so yet again.

    Even in POE many love restarting back at zero for the new leagues every three months or so.

    Not me, I am in standard and plan to stay there for quite some time to come. (Just completed all of the standard maps, next up, time to tackle the Shaper.)

    Piece 'o cake  ;)




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  • SpiiderSpiider Member RarePosts: 886
    Dead in 6 months. The novelty of oldety wears of fast.

    No fate but what we make, so make me a ham sandwich please.

  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    Three months from now a bunch of people will have reached max level, and will be ready for the next expansion. That will keep happening. And so on until it isn't classic WoW anymore.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,553
    edited August 2019
    I look at the Everquest progressive servers and how many they have. I have no doubt that WoW classic will be a hit and will easily be going strong after the first year. How far past that I don't know but for some reason people have no problem starting all over and doing the same thing again.
    This is why I never join a "progression server" in EQ, though I'd like to play up the Velious expansion (where nOOb armor quests were introduced), or when the Frogloks became a playable race (can't recall that expansion name). Knowing that the "time frame" I'm seeking will last a mere pittance stays my hand from even trying.

    The same is staying my hand with WoW.
    Lokero

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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514
    AlBQuirky said:
    I look at the Everquest progressive servers and how many they have. I have no doubt that WoW classic will be a hit and will easily be going strong after the first year. How far past that I don't know but for some reason people have no problem starting all over and doing the same thing again.
    This is why I never join a "progression server" in EQ, though I'd like to play up the Velious expansion (where nOOb armor quests were introduced), or when the Frogloks became a playable race (can't recall that expansion name). Knowing that the "time frame" I'm seeking will last a mere pittance stays my hand from even trying.

    The same is staying my hand with WoW.
    Well, I did do the EQ progression server thing.  I can definitely agree with that.  It's fun, in concept, but the value of a progression server fades away so quickly.  I had friends who got me to go back to progression servers 2(or 3?) different times.  I don't think I ever even lasted much past the Kunark release.
    It's fun for a month or two while everyone is levelling and hanging out, then it just kind of fizzles out for me.

    At least, in my case, I have absolutely no interest in a classic WoW.  So, fortunately, I won't be getting sucked into this one :p
    I never developed that love for WoW that other people did.  I thought WoW was pretty mediocre in the early days.

    Something I really liked about old WoW was the class-specific quests.  Did they bring those back?
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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 7,160
    its going to die down in 6 months. people will finally realize that its not the games that has changed but the player mentality
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,553
    its going to die down in 6 months. people will finally realize that its not the games that has changed but the player mentality
    It's a bit of both. I'm not sure which manifested first, though. It's similar to the chicken and the egg debate ;)

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    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  • HashbrickHashbrick Member RarePosts: 1,851
    OMG the streamers will someone please think of the STREAMERS!
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    perrin82 said:
    Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

    I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
    It will still be 3 months longer than of the other current garbage on the market. I'll take 3 months of Quality over 12 months of horse shit
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  • ColonizerJColonizerJ Newbie CommonPosts: 14
    perrin82 said:
    Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

    I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
    I am excited for it. So three months from now? Will probs return here and tell you all about it  :D
  • perrin82perrin82 Member UncommonPosts: 265
    I have been in the fence, but I do think I'll sub. 
  • KabulozoKabulozo Member RarePosts: 932
    edited August 2019
    WoW classic will lose steam faster than what people think, unless Blizzard dump BFA and focus 100% on Classic development as the main project.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,214
    perrin82 said:
    Fast forward three months --- Will Wow Classic be considered a success?

    I am on the fence if I'll sub or not, but I am hoping it gives players the world that they have missed. 
    You have to define what that "success" means.

    As Kano said, it will be a financial success. So yeah, it will be a success. 

    Will it last for years and years and years? Well, there is a contingent of people who say they want this, they might even play on private servers, so as long as they continue then "sure why not?"




    Kyleran
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