“The Unbelievable World of Warcraft”

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World of Warcraft’s colossal success is put into perspective by the below graphic, revealing some disturbing facts about the game-cum-economic-occupation.

The presentation:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    warcraft is just knock-off of warhammer and that's all it will ever be to me

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's unfortunate that Warhammer Online has so few population in the lower tiers beyond T1. T4 is a riot as ever though. Gotta love the regular violence that breaks out.

    However, Warhammer Online has very little to offer beyond RvR (which they do very well). One ends up having nothing to do beyond restocking on potions and other supplies during the offpeak hours.

    However, WoW is something like a 'city that never sleeps'. You will always have something to do even during offpeak hours. Not to mention it has everything. It's a generalist game, and so far, it has helped WoW out alot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blizzard = former Games Workshop employees who got fired/left for trying to be creative thus they established Blizzard and created a better franchise imo. So technically some of Blizzard developed Warhammer back then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was trying to say the games on this list are all the huge MMO botter games. There are so many programs that run the game for the players that the players don't even have to be home for their characters to play. Its the same tools the gold sellers use in all online MMOs but most of these long time players all use them too. So its no wonder that the biggest games that allow automated players - scripted players computer controlled - to endlessly run through quests and mount up faction money and quest rewards would top this list. All of the above I do not play because of all the botters in them and I will not sign on to a new game that has proven the GMs will not put blocks into stop them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just for the record, MMOs don't usually have amazing PS3 graphics because they want as many people playing as possible. If it had the system requirements of Crysis, it wouldn't make enough money because not enough people would subscribe. However, practically anyone who has a computer today can play games with minimum requirements like WoW's.

    Better graphics would be nice, yes, but graphics can be too good for MMOs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...Fastest selling PC Game of all time."

    To put that into perspective for Japan:

    "Yo Square Enix, I'm really happy for you, I'm going to let you finish, but Wrath of the Lich King was the FASTEST SELLING PC GAME OF ALL TIME!. OF ALL TIME!!!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 01/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAHA WIN!!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really care about graphics or shit, I usually play Tremulous, a FPS wich is ugly as hell. Although, I have also played WoW and I found it pretty entertaining, BUT I hated to hit 80. So I made 10 chars with different classes and hit 70> with all of them, then quit WoW.

    BTW I also enjoyed the auction house, I always loved that kind of things(selling/scaming, speculating with prices, etc). Also, I love exploration.

    WoW is more than raiding 24/7. I used to play it <2h and had a lot of fun.

    I think I'll play it again when Cataclysm hits, because It's going to change low level zones and stuff - more ways to leveling :D.

    OH, I played it for about a year, I also quit because of its really expensive price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japaneese would rather play a shitty mmo made in japan than playing WOW. Same goes with video games in general.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese likes to play MMO with anime-esque looks and are grind-fests instead of an MMO that offers things you can do with and against other people as soon as possible.

    Given the choice of the level 80 cap of WoW which you can reach within about three months or the 'Jump straight to PVP even at level 1' of WAR or the 'Level up to max in a week and go kill someone' of Guild Wars or even the 'Be involved in all sorts of scoundrelly as soon as you log in' of EVE Online, they will still choose to grind out in their grindfest MMO, just because of the anime looks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong! Japanese would rather play an MMO game made in KOREA than a Blizzard game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked it at the beginning, horde side, first to clear MC and BWL on our server. I think they ruined it when they gave alliance shamens and horde pallys, and especially with blood elves. I like my horde to be a bunch of ugly monsters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know I'd be addicted to World of Warcraft if I subscribed because I used to be addicted to Ragnarok Online when I subscribed. I sunk so many hours into that game, missed playing so many ps2 and Xbox games because of all the time I spent playing RO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I play D&D Online for free. It's pretty fun. The graphics really impressed me. I support it with a cash shop purchase now and then.
    I stopped paying an MMO subscription fee a long time ago. Otherwise, I might play WoW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Runescape has 7.5%? really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, I just can't play any grindfests anymore. Grinded out.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not asian, only koreans!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forget gold farmers in China

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't WoW LOSING in profits right now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, last earning reports made clear that it was still the goose laying the golden eggs, and that even with the current economic downturn it looks set to continue doing so for quite some time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they can never hope to be a great as thier character so, oogly suits them if they cans kick ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i prefer to play MMOs that arent a grindfest chore. yeah , i know every MMO is a grindfest, but some are better than others in that regard. as for WoW it looks like all the other stereotypical medival games. not much in the way of character creation and every person looks fugly. muscly men must be warriors and few delicate women must be clerics. ugh. and i dont see why people opt to be human in game life either. i dont mean full furry and i don't mean human like things like dwarves or elves either, but it would be nice to do more costomization, even unnatural hair colors. Then again a lot of socially awkward pathetic people play WoW so it's what they hope to be, no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In WoW, I really hate the human look. I always choose to play Undead because I get to be skinny (which fits the rogue-ish look), pale (which makes my character unsettling to look at) and has CLAWS! And cannibalize! And Will of the Forsaken! And the ability to remain underwater for long periods of time! Yes! Now I can ambush anyone anywhere, even underwater, I can just relentlessly chase after warlocks and I look creepy what with all those black leather armor and the exposed bones!

    Oh god, I love being undead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one who thought "pffft that's not an Audi R8", ignoring the rest of the content?

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    Comment by Ray
    07:46 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I played WoW for quite a long time, quit more than a year ago. It was quite fun and enjoyable experience if you have the right company to play with, and when compared to other MMOs it's simply the best bang for your buck. No other MMO I played comes even close to the amount of spit and polish WoW has.

    But then again, it's not really about WoW as much as it's about Blizzard. Every game they made was a huge success and personally I look forward to StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the Blizzard brand. They always polish their games until they shine so bright you need to wear sunglasses to even glance at them.

    But of course, like all games, too much playing can burn you out, bore you or whatever. Happens to me. I stopped finding WoW interesting (especially the PVP, which has turned into a controlled environment thing instead of part of the greater world) after three years of playing and quit.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    07:47 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mom! Bathroom! BATHROOM!!!

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    Comment by Sukunai
    07:50 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    From my observations, a lot of MMO players are actually really only playing MMOs as if they were chat programs with a game attached.

    But I must say, a lot of the hate comments directed at WoW are kinda funny. But this is Sankaku, and most of you lot would rather masturbate while pretending to date a DS girl. I don't think the WoW crowd would have anything kind to say about you either :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 27/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW is the best of paid MMORPGS thanks to it's casual gamer-friendly mechanics, as opposed to total suckage that is FFXI which features 18-hour boss. WOW can be played 2 hours daily so it wouldn't ruin your life with those grinding thing, WOW also has a bonus for resting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 27/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, WoW is the killer of FFXI
    for many reason
    ffxi is a old mmorpg that you need play 16 hours everyday if you want "good experience"

    wow is easy to play but hard to dominate

    wow raids >>>> every endgame of ffxi

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "WoW is mostly dominated by the people usually not playing mmos or games - the general populace.

    How could they know how really good game graphics look? ^^;"

    That is a very stupid thing to say, shiny graphics does not a good game make.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is their a WoW add on sankak... T~T

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 14/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The firts image is the only good who have the World of Borecrap

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol

    blizzard, the GAINAX of video fucking gaming

    warhammer 40k? whats a warhammer, oh right that shit we took our ideas from, its ok, its called starcraft now

    warhammer? what the hell is a warhammer? you mean that shit warriors use? its ok its called a stormherld now and we'll name the game world of warcraft but we will preceed it with warcraft three

    see this plot line? it sucks, but we'll add so much badassary in it you won't even fucking care one bit

    FOR THE SWARM BABY

    oh yes and there really are females on WoW
    so much for your final fantasy...

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    Comment by Tsuyo_Puyo
    17:31 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    geezuz, why is it so hard to create an mmo to rival WoW? the games been out for so long, developers should know what will and wont work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 28/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow I'm not surprised Asia has the largest percentage of users. They only have 3.8 billion people living there.
    Holy shit! Over half of Earth's human population is Asian!

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    Comment by xaeroak15
    14:24 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The illustrator called 黑暗王朝 in Chinese is amazing.
    Since his the most beauty of illustrations are always over 18, there is few you can find in mainland sites

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe some Korean MMO's are having better graphics than WOW but WOW are more user friendly, and having so many worldwide players, while korean MMO (like Lineage or Aion) are localized and free (with some paid service for better playing) to save funds. I'd say that WOW is the best, of paid MMORPG. Final Fantasy XI sucks and you suck for liking FFXI!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aion is not free, silly anon, you're thinking of Guild Wars.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whats a petabyte?? hahaha i mean how many terabyte does it have :D

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    Comment by Reo
    03:10 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably 1024 terabyte?
    well i found no interest in this game, was it really that interesting that so many ppl would play?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're correct on the byte conversion. Also, how many times does "To each his own" need to be said? Seriously...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how much do they get paid for posting this completely "offtopic" advertisement for WoW, with the fanpicture on top as a poor excuse, on sankakucomplex gamenews?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don t think they need advertisement

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why would Blizzard need SanKakuCom to advertise for them? they already have Mr. T and William Shatner.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:09 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    One Audi R8 per day ... depends where you live. In Denmark it cost between 414.000 USD and 630USD quite far away from those 138.000 USD

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 25/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lich King isn't the fastest selling PC game of all time.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a game that is priced double of the expansion, sold 4,7 million in one day in the USA and UK alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 26/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhm. WotLK was the fastest selling PC game of all time, until CoD:MW2 was released.

    And it's quite possible that Cataclysm might take away that crown again from CoD:MW2







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