01/25/2012 09:34 AMi keep hearing blizzard losing alot of its players but whats driving those numbers? is it cause next expansion pack will have no new profession? or is it because its a panda? or because talent point system is so different that no one likes it? whats driving these numbers down i do have to admit blizzard been giving us less and less with each expansion except BC
Posted by Nèmesis
I'm not totally sure. A lot of people claim it's due to the economy, and less people are paying for trivial things. Who knows?
No matter what the reason is, I don't think it's because of MoP. Bliz saw their decline WELL before MoP was even rumored, let alone officially announced.
That said, sadly, I don't think MoP helps matters that much. It's by far the most unanticipated expansion to date. People just aren't excited about it, en masse, like the others. :/ I don't understand why Bliz refuses to give us the expansion that SOOO many people have been asking for, for years: THE EMERALD DREAM!
And yeah...I know what people say..."Bliz can never do The Emerald Dream now, because the book covered it, and ruined any chance for an expansion." To that I say, "So?" Your telling me that just because Richard Knaak decided to write about it, that means it's hands-off as an expansion? I don't buy that. There's many ways Bliz can make it work, by either retconning the novel all together, or making a prequel expansion, or whatever. The fact is, The Emerald Dream is the most highly desired expansion, and it boggles my mind why Bliz never gave it to us. (Heck, the Emerald Dream zones actually still exist in-game! That means it *was* considered at SOME point.)