The morphing of SWG into the NGE was not the best decision because of it's effect on the current players. I think we can all agree on that? Well that took a rich virtual world and reduced it to something far less complex. The comparison of NGE-SWG and WoW has been made to death. I was wondering, what would happen the other way around? What if WoW was quickly changed into a virtual world (assuming massive bugs didn't follow)? Would the change itself be enough or is it the direction of the thing that counts more?
I think we're all fairly familiar with the ideas I'm using here and assumed much further explanation wasn't needed.