Is the mega-popular MMO on the downslide?
The World of Warcraft has been that 800 (make that 8,000) pound gorilla in the MMORPG room for seven years now. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, slipping into the mainstream as easily as Pac-Man, Grand Theft Auto, and Call of Duty. The game has a rabid fanbase, was featured in a wildly-popular episode of South Park, and became the inspiration for Felicia Day’s popular web series “The Guild”. WoW boasted over 12 million subscribers for the past few years, but it looks as if the massively successful MMO has finally peaked. This year has seen a noticeable decline in paid subscribers, to the tune of almost 2 million.
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