WOW is Never to be Surpassedsun / 2011-11-18
Many players and non-players think wow is losing popularity and lots of online games have reached to the height of WOW in quality. Actually, wow is the king in MMORPG. The success of wow not only influences other online games, but also the game industry. Even though its players are reducing, but the number only accounts for a small portion. Wow’s success can never be copied. It is an unexpected incident of blizzard which won’t happen again in game industry. There are more than 1.2 billion players or wow fans all over the world. 1.2 billion is more than people in a small country such as Israel, Belgium. 1.2 billion are playing the same game. How magnificent! Wow is the model of MMORPG for those fans.
Before playing games, or online games, players first came in contact with wow. Besides Wii of Nintendo, no games are more popular than wow. Though some wowers are playing wow, they show little interest in games. They prefer to make friends, form guilds in Azeroth. They have spent years on forging their characters, forming social hubs and guilds. They are not real players. It is impossible for wowers to AFK for wow has become part of their life. Let’s look at the expected games that will surpass wow:
1. Star Wars Galaxies OL. How many wowers are willing to play star wars galaxies? Some are. Developed by BioWare and LucasArts, star wars are supposed to become competitors of wow. In fact, investors just invest 200 million dollars. Investment is in proportion to quality. Stars wars lack humor, cuteness. Some says it is just a cheap copy.
2. Guild Wars 2. This game is better than the Old Republic. But it is totally strange to players. Many players are not willing to start a new game, get to know new friends.
3. Titan. Developed by blizzard, this is an upcoming game. It belongs to science fiction game. If it wanna surpass wow, it is not easy. But wow gains much profit from wow. In a short period, wow is a profitable business.
In the long run, blizzard will go on running and be popular all the time.