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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 8:19PM Ayonyx said

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yes, yes they can.

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 9:47PM Ayonyx said

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The popular opinion can very easily be wrong, I never said that it was wrong in this case but it has no bearing on the fact that just because a lot of people believe something, doesn't make it true. Sheer numbers has nothing to do with something being right or wrong, I simply took the time to point that out. Have fun being upset on the internets. :)

PS.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:05PM Bueno said

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I agree with Ayonyx. I mean, think of how many people still believe there's an invisible man in the sky.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 4:17AM Azlew said

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I agree with you Ayonyx.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 7:43AM (Unverified) said

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A game that NEEDS to be paid for every month (or every day in the east) and then assembles 12.000.000 currently (active) paying players is one hell of a game.

Period.

That has nothing to do with fast food or popular.

That has EVERYTHING to do that LOTS of people want to PAY for that game to play it.

Grtz to Blizzard.

No one did better in PAID subscription based games in 30 years of video game history.

And the others didn't even come close in this pay to play model. Not by a long shot.

The secret ? Make a game for everyone: hardcore AND casual and then put a magnificent responsive control of the avatars on top of it.

. Simple.

The rest is pure and utter garbage as an argument: in the case of active paid subscriptions, you can't discuss the game is a succes both in critical acclaim (just see the reviews) and in its commercial grounds.
1.25 billion US dollars per year as a revenue.
Biggest video game ever.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2010 5:11AM wjowski said

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46+ whining nerds can't possibly be wrong!
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 8:22PM (Unverified) said

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Even though WoW is many MMO fans whipping boy - the unjustified target of everything that is wrong with MMOs - WoW deserves it.

WoW is still flat out the best MMO on the market. It's actually starting to aggrivate me. I've taken several journies into Age of Conan, Warhammer, LOTRO, Aion, Fallen Earth and Everquest II and I always keep coming back to WoW. They all just frankly fall short in the gameplay department.

At the end of the day, the secret to WoW's success for me is the combat mechanics. When you are using all your tools available to your character to their fullest abilities, whether it's in competative arena PvP or high end raiding, there is no other game where your class feels like an extension of yourself. The combat is fluid.

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:08PM Halldorr said

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This is the same issue I have. I take issue with the gameplay in these other games which is too bad since a couple of them I actually enjoyed. The combat mechanics in particular are what stand out for me.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:14PM Egobrane said

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I find combat in Everquest 2 much more fun than WoW's, because it's essentially the same thing except you have about 4x the abilities and don't use such a small rotation on every class.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:31PM (Unverified) said

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I love Wow to a point, but I get so frustrated with it's end game. The end game in World Of Warcraft is so different than its leveling game. I love leveling, I HATE raiding. Guess where the majority of time is spent? Yep, raiding.
I used to be fine with never dealing with "that side" of the game. I was totally ok with it just being something I could avoid till the next x-pac came out and I could solo that content. I was still enjoying quests, and exploration, and pvp.
And then...
Achievements were implemented. Guess where the majority of achievements in WoW are?
Yep, dungeons and raiding. Yay.

Now add gearscore and its just an elitist hate-filled festival at end-game. People preening like peacocks with their gear or mounts that you have to raid to get... like zerging something in mass numbers somehow equals skill.

You go from a vast beautiful world with beautiful music, lush environments and intriguing lore-based quests, (and once upon a time world pvp) to a dungeon, and there you will stay... repeating the same scenario over and over and over and over, in the hopes that you'll get that drop/roll. Its mind numbing and I hate that Blizzard has decided this is the path their game will take.
...I refuse to comply and be forced into the mold. Fine... I have a crap gearscore of 4995 (pvp gear) and my achievements are only around 5k'ish.
That sucks, a lot... but I did it myself, without help. I'm proud to not be forced into a gamestyle I don't want. I will not go play an offline RPG, my friends are here. Raiding is just not in my interests.
I will not bend. So whatever... toss your rotten tomatoes. *shrug*
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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 7:09AM Addfwyn said

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It's the most mainstream, but it's still really hard to call it the best, unless you mean 'most successful'. It's great that it's the best for you, and I'm not going to argue that you are wrong, but I enjoy some of those other games you listed a lot more, just different mentalities I guess.

Currently loving FFXIV to death, despite the flak it gets, and Aion was my choice before that. Generally pretty hated games, but they have their own appeals.

I think plenty of games can co-exist in the market with WoW, as long as they don't think they have to be a 'wow killer' to be there.

Won't argue by any means that it [WoW] appeals to by far the broader range of taste though.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 8:30PM (Unverified) said

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they just have old g-cards

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 9:13PM Audacious said

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There are approximately 310 million (310,000,000) people in the United States of America. 30.2 percent of those 310 million are obese. This is close to a 100 million people.

By your logic, being obese is AWESOME!

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 9:43PM Monkey D Luffy said

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Are you British or Canadian?
And do all of you have posters of fat people statistics on your walls?

I'm always seeing this when Brits and Canadians are talking trash about Americans.

I find fat people to be disgusting, but hearing this as the default Anti-American trash talk gets old.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 9:52PM Audacious said

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American citizen. Spent half my life in the country. What, a guy can't criticize his own country any more?
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:24PM Valdur said

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Exactly,millions eat fast food,they can't be wrong :p
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:33PM Severius said

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Just for perspective: "Obesity Statistics Uk said ''About 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight (a body mass index of 25-30 kg/m2), and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese (a body mass index of more than 30 kg/m2 ). Overweight and obesity increase with age. About 28% of men and 27% of women aged 16-24 are overweight or obese but 76% of men and 68% of women aged 55-64 are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are increasing. The percentage of adults who are obese has roughly doubled since the mid-1980's''"

http://www.nowpublic.com/health/uk-catches-usa-obesity
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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 12:36AM Lateris said

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See- the subscription model works. jkn

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 9:43PM paterah said

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Out of my mouth, sir....outta my mouth.

Posted: Oct 10th 2010 10:10PM Synthetic said

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I believe the title is intended to be sarcastic.

Interesting news.

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