World of Warcraft: RIP? Not quite yet, but…

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At one time, the iconic online game “World of Warcraft” ruled the kingdom. It now seems to be coming to an end. One of the world’s favorite online games has seen a huge loss in their subscriber base with 600,000+ gamers leaving in the past three months.

Since the beginning of 2013 over two million subscribers have left the game. Activision Blizzard, the game’s owners, had 9.6 million users at the start of the year, that figure has now fallen to around 7.7 million, reports Sky News.

The main reason for this sudden and dramatic drop in interest seems to be the growing popularity of other games, and the redundant play of the game itself. Most players I have talked to in recent months, told me that they left to play something else including GW2, Neverwinter, League of Legends, and any other number of games. The most interesting thing in all of this, isn’t which games they left to go play, but rather which type of game they decided to play… Free-2-play or games with no monthly subscription.

Is this the end of WoW? No, but unless something changes dramatically within the game over the next year, this might be the beginning of the end.

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