Asked: do you think guild wars 2 is going to hurt world of warcraft?
i know only wow can only kill its self and its a good job at it but guild war 2 seems like a nail into the coffin
WoW has been dead to any mature respectable gamer for about 4-5 years now
Mists of Pandaria did it for me, I don't know what Blizzard think they are doing, the game is now a mess. They've tried to pull it together but only ruined it more. It's gonna end up as a kid's game and they seem resigned to that. Quitting but not trying anymore MMOs.
Eh, probalby not much. The game isn't a direct competitor. GW2 is aimed at a more casual player, these are people who either don't like WoW or aren't interested in trying it.People who do play WoW don't feel pressured to quit to play GW2 because it has no sub fee.Personally I want the WoW players to stay put so they don't screw up GW2's community like they did their own.
Ah yes.A decade ago, it would be.
Today?No, there is no such thing as a nail in the coffin for large companies like this.Everquest and Everquest 2 lived wonderfully beyond World of Warcraft:The Burning Crusade (as people tend to forget that WoW was a failure to the public until the middle of TBC's ad campaign).
The question represents an old way of thinking that doesn't take into consideration how relatively cheap it is to run an online game.The expenses come from starting the system.Once a game reaches critical mass, it becomes self-sustainable.
It's a nail in the coffin if Activision-Blizzard relied soley on World of Warcraft.It's a great cash cow, but the company is rich.Guild Wars 2 is good, great even, but it isn't the end-all to gaming.Any major company can buy out a smaller studio for a hit.
World of Warcraft won't die from this.Pandaria–ignoring the dislike for Pandas and Asian racism of a small handful of players–indicates changes.A crappy talent system, yes.Continuing on the sham that is LFR and instant dungeon queues, sure.Continuing to make flying mounts cheap and easily accessible, thus destroying what was once a highly populated Azeroth?Sure.
But it also shows that Blizzard is looking at the next generation of action MMOs.We still have the same SELECT ENEMY AND CLICK style, but both Guild Wars 2 and WoW have bitten off the Korean Action style of directional combat.
I dislike World of Warcraft as it is today, but the idea of a nail in the coffin is just not feasible.Guild Wars 2 certainly isn't that crushing blow.
Because people can just play it, then sub another game at the same time.