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    Smile Guess Rift has hurt WoW.

    WoW has gone Free-2-Play up to level 20...

    Only 6 months after last expansion came out..

    Ouch!

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    What does this have to do with anything? They're just being competitive, I've never even touched the game and I know this... they're just drawing more people in with an extended trial. Doesn't mean they're dying, just drawing new eyes.
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    Could also say it has gone F2P for 20 levels 7 years after release.

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    The bulk of the players that left, played WoW for between 4 to 6 years. Honestly it was to be expected, I would imagine they will lose more when Tera and SWTOR come out later this year.

    Going partially free 2 play won't change anything, they will still be the number 1 subscription based MMO in the world even after the new gen MMOs are released later this year.

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    LOL Rift hurt wow?

    Yea right. This game is almost the exactly like WoW, but with less features. But hey, continue to tell yourself this game is more popular. Doesn't change the fact of people leaving, and servers dying. Won't be long before merges happen.

    Live in your bubble though.


    Only thing I can imagine that could compete on WoW's level is Guild wars 2 and MAYBE swtor, which I highly doubt.
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    Wow's got what? 11million or 7 million people...something like that.

    more than all the other mmo's combined so I don't think they are hurting at all. I'm actually going back to it for a bit till rift get's some more content added.

    They can easily absorb the hit that Rift gave them but the question is...can Rift absorb the hits they are gonna take from gw2 and swtor.

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    That's not a F2P model, that an extended demo mode, nothing more. Nothing too special, except that it indeed could be seen as a reaction to the increasing competition on the market and the poor reception of their newest expansion pack.

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    They were already basically free to play with the Free Trials that allowed you to go up to level 10. People just like to hate on the industry giants, much like Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc.

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    City of Heroes went Free to Play as well, to my chagrin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celebrate View Post
    Wow's got what? 11million or 7 million people...something like that.

    more than all the other mmo's combined so I don't think they are hurting at all. I'm actually going back to it for a bit till rift get's some more content added.

    They can easily absorb the hit that Rift gave them but the question is...can Rift absorb the hits they are gonna take from gw2 and swtor.
    Confirming I intend to try both GW2 and SWTOR.

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    Max level of 20, you can't have more than 10 gold, you can't trade/use the auction system, can't talk on public channels, can't join a guild, and can't invite others to a party. Yup, definitely sounds like WoW went F2P!

    Oh sorry, sounds more like an extended trial after dominating the MMO market for 7 years, and still dominating it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celebrate View Post
    Wow's got what? 11million or 7 million people...something like that.
    i hate when people say this.. they see the commercials or ads and go ZOMG 11 MILLION!!

    no. 11 million HAVE experienced is not the same thing as 11 million are playing the game at this moment

    that is all, i am staying out of the rest of this conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanduin246 View Post
    i hate when people say this.. they see the commercials or ads and go ZOMG 11 MILLION!!

    no. 11 million HAVE experienced is not the same thing as 11 million are playing the game at this moment

    that is all, i am staying out of the rest of this conversation
    No, they have an active subscription base of about 11 million. The majority is in Asia, the rest in NA/EU.
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    A larger percentage of the level cap amount is available in trion's free trial 30% or so than in wows 23% or so.
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    So, something like a third of their active subscribers have ever gotten either of the last two expansions? Not sounding very active.
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