world of warcraft is fad?

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    Cool world of warcraft is fad?

    Every day there are predictions made about games; will they be huge hits, will they flop? Some people actually make a living from predicting these things, so you would have thought that when it comes to something like WoW, they should have had a pretty good idea of how successful it was going to be, right?
    Wrong. CVG have written an article about some of the more famous goofs made by analists, including one regarding WoW. Back in 2005, after World of Warcraft had earned itself 3 million subscribers, Michael Patcher made a claim in the New York Times that WoW was merely a fad, and that the number of subscribers was sure to drop back down to 1 million, rather than exceeding 4 million:
    "I don't think there are four million people in the world who really want to play online games every month," "World of Warcraft is such an exception. I frankly think it's the buzz factor, and eventually it will come back to the mean, maybe a million subscribers."

    Check out the article: http://www.gmbar.com/wownews/wowprediction.php


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    heh, and now they are over 8 millon i beleve

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    mass ppl are stupid which is why wow is popular he over estimated civilization.
    Last edited by KaMiKaZe; 09-19-2007 at 12:33 AM.

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    What are you talking about Kami? He just said he thinks there's over 8 million subscribers...how it that a spam answer?

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    agreed with u the pope, also btw; isnt this sorta old news? XD sorta unneeded at thsi point doesnt it? however it does show how some people thought about WoW lol
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    I got 10 bucks that he plays Guild Wars or Runescape.

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    for who?
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    i think pope ment the guy who wrote the artical

    and i agree with pope on his assessment of my comment

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    I don't like WoW anymore.. Off-topic much


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    WoW have something around 9 milion subscribers now if i can remember right
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