Why Would People Leave WoW?

by on July 18, 2013


With WoW moving toward a cash shop, the major drop in the last release, and almost everyone in the WoW community knowing people who’ve stopped playing, “Why Do People Stop Playing WoW?” is a pretty big question right now.

Today two bloggers are looking at that question from very different perspectives – and it’s fascinating to see the contrast.

  • Ardwulf takes a look at the changes in WoW from an extremely old-school player’s perspective, in a short but interesting piece.
    Read What Was Lost »
  • And The Godmother looks at the community of WoW, and whether that’s actually what drives a lot of people to get the hell out of (virtual) Dodge.
    Read If Leaving Me Is Easy »

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YouMmog July 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Like any living entity, every game grows, then shrinks, then dies. It’s in the nature of things. The only thing that can be constructively thought about is: how to keep it growing as long as possible and, once the peak passed, how to keep it from shrinking too fast.

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mmoraven July 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I agree, every game just like every product and everything in life has a life cycle. There are many factors that affect a games life cycle. For example, WOW got “outpriced” by free MMOs fairly quickly, but they managed to extend the cycle by constantly innovating new features to keep players playing. In my opinion however, the future of MMORPGs is free to play, with a cash shop for vanity items.

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Paopee August 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

i think they had enough of WoW. the world of gaming is expanding that’s why the players are spreading out even though they loved the game.

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