I'll quote TotalBiscuit on this, cause i think he said it best:
Eve Online is a Sandbox.
World of Warcraft is a Theme Park.
And that's pretty much it. WoW gives you certain ways to go, but not to make an experience for yourself. You either find something you like in it or simply quit. Getting bored of it is also an option. I quit quite a few times already, but always returned to see what changed with the patches or expansions.
Too bad Paul Sams (COO) said its their next big thing after D3 will be Titan, so it'll probably be out after HotS or the toss expansion for SC2.
Oh, it will be out after them. Long after.
When are they going to announce/beta/release the next wow xp, anyhow? Any guesses on it? 'Emerald Dream'?
Emerald Dream won't come as an expansion. The Old God that was responsible for the Nightmare will be killed by the end of Cataclysm (it's Deathwing's boss). Plus, Malfurion is already awake. Only place i can think of is (yet another) demon expansion where we're going to explore the Draenei home planet (home to the Eredar now) Argus and even the Legion home planet. Return of Illidan (we're used to revivals) and to kill Kil'jaeden and Sargeras. Then it most likely is going to be "the end".
This display shows the average player activity per faction per week for the specified server.It only shows the averages from entries from within 'prime time' which is considered here between the hours of 6PM and 11PM GAME TIME. The hours are based on the IN GAME time, not EARTH time.
Well, it doesn't mention regions (well, it does show EU at some servers and i assume the rest is US - how about the asian servers?) which doesn't make it look too credible - at least globally.
But i do believe it's kinda valid since many people returned just to check the content of the new expansion (such as myself) and then went off again. I don't see that as a threat to the Diablo III release plans. On the contrary, if it shows something is that WoW isn't getting any younger. We (players) know it. Blizzard knows it. And they want to send some stuff to keep us (the ones that don't bother much with WoW anymore) interested till Titan is out.