Friday, February 10

World of Warcraft loses another 100,000 players

Blizzard’s MMORPG World of Warcraft has netted an impressive amount of players, but lately that appears to have been on the decline. Some have speculated that this could be due to the slew of new MMORPGs that have been released, such as SWTOR (Star Wars: The Old Republic), and even games of other genres such as Starcraft II. There is also speculation that due to the game being catered for “newbies”, a lot of the older (and more hardcore) players have started to leave as the content felt too easy.

Whichever the case, according to Activision Blizzard’s financial call, Blizzard’s CEO Mike Morhaime revealed that an additional 100,000 players have left World of Warcraft in the past three months. Despite the loss of what some might call staggering, World of Warcraft is still left with a pretty impressive 10.1 million players. Blizzard has cleverly tried to lure players back with a free copy of Diablo 3 (when it launches) if players bought a year’s subscription to the game, but has since disappointed gamers looking forward to playing Diablo 3 early 2012. Any World of Warcraft players out there want to share with us your reason for leaving the game?

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