Warcraft Isn’t Dying, It’s Just Dying For You
All over the internet you can’t help but hear how Warcraft is dying. How this patch is the downfall, or that decision is the end. How Warlords of Draenor is ruining the game, or how Mists killed Warcraft. In reality Warcraft has over 7 million subscriptions more than any other competing MMO. Games like Everquest and Star Wars the Old Republic have far lower subscriber bases and are still going. The fact is there are two camps of people I believe keep throwing out the “Warcraft is Dying” lines on internet forums.
First camp, the internet troll. These people just want to take any bit of news that pops up and say how it ruined the game, just so they can say they were on the bandwagon to drag the game down. These people almost get a high off watching things fail. Not sure what it is about some people but watching others fail, fall down. The fact is until Warcraft has under 2 million subscriptions their cries will only resonate with other trolls wanting to watch Blizzard fail.
Second camp, those ready to move on. These are the players who have hit their limit of Warcraft, and are done with the game. It happens, the game has been around almost a decade, for some its time to move on, but they can’t quite admit it. Instead they pine for how the game used to be, the changes just constantly reminding them how the game is different and not the romanticized version they fell in love with. These folks complain how Warcraft is dying because its not their Warcraft anymore. To these folks, they are done with Warcraft and just don’t know it yet. I feel a good majority of folks who claim Warcraft is dying are in this camp. Games are meant to be fun, and if you are just not having fun and enjoying yourself, what is the point? Go and find a game that brings back your spark of excitement.
So the next time you feel you have to comment on whether a game is “dying” be it Warcraft or something else. Are you saying it because you are taking a truly objective look at the situation, or are you just done with the game?