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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:16PM Saerain said

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All right? They've been saying this since 2004.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:29PM Grumms said

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@Saerain But internet nerds say different. They forget the beginning. ;)
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:16PM henbot said

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@Saerain
most media news is now presented in some form of blog format.

As long as your news pushes the others of the front page you win.

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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:17PM Eamil said

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I get that the interview is news but I'm not sure why this article was given the headline it was. They say that pretty much any time they're asked about WoW's launch.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:24PM Ehra said

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@Eamil

Yeah, they've been open about this pretty much since launch happened and there were constant crashes due to there not being enough servers to hold anyone. And login queues in the thousands
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Posted: Feb 13th 2012 1:58AM DancingCow said

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@Eamil

Justin is either giving Blizzard a dig for getting something "grossly" wrong.

Or he's drawing attention to the incredible size of their... player-base.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:25PM jpkustra said

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Dwell much?

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:29PM Miffy said

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The MMO genre was very small until WoW and who did expect it to be a massive hit and change a genre? Who would have thought people would have forgotten about Everquest and now WoW is looked to be the standard everyone copies? All my friends who play MMOs today have never heard about Everquest until I mentioned it to them and then they said it looks gay lol. WoW is the MMO genre right now, no other game in the western market gets a look in. SWTOR has just come out and has been the only one to do it since but who knows how long people will stick around for it.

So you can forgive them for it, what you cannot forgive is if it happened today, companies must prepare for it.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:35PM SterileLeprechaun said

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How I miss seeing that login screen

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:40PM Eamil said

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@SterileLeprechaun

Me too. The original login theme is still my favorite too. The big blasts of orchestral music are nice but they get a little grating by the hundredth or so login/disconnect.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:37PM Joaquin Crowe said

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Glory days?

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:41PM SterileLeprechaun said

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So much truth
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 9:45PM Mikx said

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They not only shipped boxes to stores, but buying brick and mortar was so popular they had to stop? Those were the days.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:00PM (Unverified) said

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This really isn't anything new. They said this years ago and several times since.

Funny thing is, back until about middle of BC, you could send in a ticket and have it answered in like 2 minutes on non patch days. GM's used to come on servers frequently. Then they cut their staff back severely so I suppose that increase in staffing didn't last too long or they had somewhat overplanned their GM staff which made it the appropriate level for the actual demand they got. (And the cuts happened when the sub base was about where it is now, maybe even close to 11 million at the time).

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:21PM henbot said

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@Saerain
most media news is now presented in some form of blog format.

As long as your news pushes the others of the front page you win.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:23PM aurickle said

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What do you do when your subscriptions are shrinking? Talk about your glory days!

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:27PM Utakata said

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They also grossly underestimated how Cataclysm would influence a downturn in subscription numbers...

...but that's a story for another day,

Note: This is not a troll post...but a reminder that Blizz should be focusing on the issues of today, and not yesterady's. Just saying.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 11:40PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@Utakata

Ahh - the devs are runing the game, right?
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Posted: Feb 13th 2012 3:05AM Utakata said

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@SgtBaker1234556

It wouldn't be the mailroom guys, would it?
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:32PM yeppers said

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@Oskiee

I know right? That login screen... brings back so many good memories. I keep thinking if GW2 somehow doesn't fill that MMO-void left by the departure of the WoW I used to play and love, I may (shudder) go back to WoW. I probably wouldn't but still...

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