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Posted: Dec 14th 2010 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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I think those of you pooh-poohing the 20 years prediction as totally un obtainable are almost as silly as those who claim WoW is somehow dying now.

Since there really is no precedent established for longevity, I see nothing that any of you have written that would spell the death of WoW, in 5 or 10 or 20 years or as long as Blizzard wants to keep WoW around.

WoW is now out of the Fanboys yard and become mainstream and very, very profitable. The median age currently is 22 years, I see that edging up. Those who are 115-25 play Wow and have been for awhile, but now older Boomers are discovering it and it's numbers grow.

Unless there is some environmental or economic upheaval in the world, someone is going to have to try a little harder to convince me that WoW, in some incarnation, won't be here in 20 years , and it will have to be a little more than "Well, analysis are so dumb! Aren't they Dumb? They're SO dumb!!11!"

Posted: Dec 14th 2010 6:16PM uncaringbear said

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Here are the only ways to topple WoW:

1. Blizzard loses too many of their key staff, or fails to maintain the current level of quality in their team. I could see this happen if Bobby Kotick decides to mess around with the golden goose.

2. Another developer actually comes up with a startling new and creative idea that catches on fire.

3. An asteroid strikes earth. Specifically, it lands on Blizz HQ.

I would say option 2 is the least likely of the three scenarios, so enjoy WoW for the next few years!

Posted: Dec 14th 2010 7:47PM (Unverified) said

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Will there still be people playing WoW 20 years from now?

Absolutely.....not a doubt in my mind.

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