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Former Warhammer Online GM gives perspective on game's decline

At Massively we must often report on declining subscription numbers and subsequent layoffs in the MMO industry, just as we do when the games we love are healthy and growing. When you look beyond the numbers though, such industry statistics are ultimately about people whose lives have been...

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Mythic wages WAR in the East

While NCsoft prepares to invade the West with Aion this September, Mythic has their own preemptive RvR strike planned for the East. Both Mythic and Gigamedia are bringing Warhammer Online to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on June 25th. This means people can now play WAR in North America, Europe,...

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Warhammer holds its ground with 300k subs

A minor note in EA's most recent earnings report revealed that as of March 31, 2009, Warhammer Online had over 300,000 subscribers, which is right about where it was at in December 2008. What's that we hear in the distance? I do believe it's the sound of thousands of haters and fanboys doing...

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WAR population numbers revealed, but what do they mean?

When Mythic Entertainment released Warhammer Online on September 18, 2008, it quickly became the fastest selling MMORPG ever. A month after release, they announced WAR had registered 750,000 players and people were buzzing that it may actually make a noticeable dent in World of Warcraft's armor....

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Guestimating MMO subscriber numbers

Subscriber numbers can get thrown around all day with little to no meaning. For example, did you know that 87% of all statistics are made up right there on the spot? It's true! In the case of MMO subscription numbers though, they can sometimes become obsessions for critics and fanboys alike. Some...

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The Daily Grind: The most popular MMO or the underdog?

Everyone's always talking about subscription numbers -- including us! We're always speculating about which game is going to end up on top. Well, second to the top, anyway. But what impact does the popularity of a game have on your play experience? The conventional wisdom is as follows. If you're...

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MMOG charts updated, WoW keeps its huge lead

Bruce Sterling Woodcock has updated his MMOGcharts.com website with the latest research into MMO populations, and as you can see above, WoW (the green line shooting towards the sky with no hint of slowing down) is continuing its rule of the roost. In fact, Blizzard's game is in a category all by...

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