Your wall of green overwhelms me! =DOne subscription for two games would be required imo although it'd probably get knocked up to maybe $20 a month.Required? Nah. Smart-of-them? Yeah, I think so. However, one subscription for two in that manner I doubt pays the correct amount to keep dev teams, servers, and shareholders happy (among others!), so I'm not sure how it would work.Part of me is biased as I've known lots of friends leave the game (or at least disappear from my radar) and most of my remaining in game friends have been playing since day one, not since expansion two. So my personal experience is of people leaving, not of them signing up--although I know that's the case for many thousands of new players.Funny you should mention that. I keep tabs on WarcraftRealms, and Rollie usually posts the 'active concurrency numbers' (ie, how many people are on at a given time), and that has been going up. I don't know how Wrath is going to work out, given that the guys at the top of the PvE chain have already beaten up the hardest available content... but then, raiders account only for the top 10%, soz... I'm sure with achievements and PvP, WoW has other things to keep people interested...I'll admit that I'm blowing hot air a little here... I'm not a lore buff.You should get that fixed. ;)Of course, the whole thing is Blizzards IP and they're more than creative to make something up that not only works but works well.One thing that Blizzard has done has managed to maintain continuity and do it extremely well. They've only made one or two big mussups to the line, and then they were able to fix those so that the answers came out satisfactorily. honestly, I doubt I'll care what will happen. I have a lot of faith in Blizzard by now--after years of playing their games religiously--and I'm sure I'll be loving the future games whatever they are and whenever they may be released.Me too. I would personally welcome a Warcraft IV, as that shouldn't require paytime a la Battle.net, which means I could re-enter the world of Warcraft. Similarly, I've also been around for a while, and doubt Blizzard is going anywhere. :)
Problem:The only unknown game in development is a next-gen MMO/endthread
Problem: The only unknown game in development is a next-gen MMO/endthreadTo whom are you posing such a problem? Such an MMO obviously won't be set in the Warcraft-verse, and while a Starcraft or Diablo MMO is possible, I see it as unlikely, as both are games with sequels soon-to-come.
what i do know is that blizzard stated just before the release of BC, quite some time ago, that any game following wc3 would exclude events that happend in wow, thus making players go and kill illidan and stuff.. dont know if this is still like it since many things changed regarding wow/wc staff etc...we´ll see ^^
humans for 3k some odd years.If I remember correctly, I've heard of humans much earlier than that; primitive ones near the time of the sundering. May have just been imagining it though.
humans for 3k some odd years.If I remember correctly, I've heard of humans much earlier than that; primitive ones near the time of the sundering. May have just been imagining it though.I was going from the time that the humans became 'civilized', which occurred approximately 2.8 thousands years prior to Warcraft I.
Really I think Blizzard would let WoW fizzle out first, as it will inevitably, and then they'll make a WCIV set a few years after whenever WoW ends. It wouldn't be like them to make a game set so far in the past, because they don't want to tell a story that's already been told. The developers want to create new lore, not make a game based off of things already established. If there's any reinvention of the War of the Ancients then it will be told in the form of a movie, if the Blizzard movies get off the ground. WCIV would probably be the headway into the next-gen mmo, which I can see easily being WOW2. WoW may have one more expansion left it in, whether it open water content or the Emerald Dream, I don't know, but after everyone reaches end game at 90 I think most gamers will be ready to quit and have something else. So I see the next two-three years as the fizzling out of WoW, and WCIV could be on the horizon by 2012. Which I personally look forward to, as a big fan of RTS and the other WC games. I then see WoW reinventing itself for a new generation of gamers, unless a World of Starcraft dominates the scene.
WCIV could be on the horizon by 2012. Oh dear god, WCIV is the start of the end of days :O (Mayan Long Count Calendar)
Warcraft: Keeper of TimeYou're a member of the bronze dragonflight fixing time against the infinite dragonflight.Then you don't have to worry as much about continuity, and can even build a new continuity on this part of the lore, which seemed to have dropped off the map.
Personally i think they should remake WC1 with better graphics and gameplay, I never got to play that one, but it sounds quite interesting.Second choice go ages back in time like The Sundering or The war Of The Ancients.
You should take into consideration that time travel is now possible in WoW thanks to the Bronze Dragonflight (of course due to infernal meddlings of the Infinite Dragonflight...). That in means in a split-second (Faster than you can say "Flame Wreath! Nobody moves! Oh shi-... ) we can have an all-out war that can last a millenia and in no way it would affect the ongoing WoW experience...Its cheesy but possible(Edit : wrote this before I read what GenXCub said...he beat me to it :) )
I know mmo's that that have been for over 10 years, that aren't anywhere near as popular as WoW, and they are still updating, and being successful and stuff.WoW could still last for a long while, but it is most likely that it will be looking very different from the WoW we know now.