Thursday, November 6, 2008

Can't Quit? Epic Fail.

Here's a little tid-bit for those who want to leave WoW for other MMOs:

1. People who said that they were leaving WoW for another MMO and they left for Age Of Conan, 68% of the players re-subscribed to WoW.

2. People who said that they were leaving WoW for another MMO and they left for Warhammer, 48% of the players re-subscribed to WoW.

It just proves that WoW is like drugs: you can't stop... j/k. But it does ponder the question to those WoW leavers that if these people were tired of WoW and wanted something new or just... well, wanted something new. I knew I didn't want to play anymore but 68% of people returning to a game they left is astonishing.

But, this isn't your typical MMO. Leaving EverQuest was never really an option unless you wanted to stop playing MMOs all together. I mean, it really was the only one out there at the time. And usually, in EQ, you were replaced once you left (in the high end guilds). In WoW, there are so many players that if you were to leave, and lose your spot in a guild, you could find an equal guild doing the same raids.

All of this just proves that this isn't you grandfather's MMO... or for some of you, your older sibling and/or father's MMO.

1 comments:

Topknot said...

"68% of people returning to a game they left is astonishing"

Worth remembering here is that 68% of those people returning are players who actually filled the survey in.

I quit WoW 3 months back, removed all personal details, payment info etc... but I never cancelled the account, never filled in the survey.

Blizzards figures are not really representative of the data they are tryign to proove.

69% of the people who cancelled subscriptions and filled the survey in informing which MMO they were moving to came back.

What if only 20% of the people who left WoW filled in the survey?

Suddenly that 68% figure means nothing.

Not that Im disagreeing but keep in mind, percentages cane be made to proove anything at all.