Jul 092008

From the G4 site: Bushnell Predicts End of ‘Warcraft’

In an interview with Gamasutra, [tag-tec]Bushnell[/tag-tec] said:

[tag-tec]World of Warcraft[/tag-tec] just passed what I call the Bushnell Threshold. The Bushnell Threshold is… I watch my sons, and because they’re my sons, they tend to start things at the beginning, or sometimes a little bit before. So they play and play and play and play, and all of a sudden, they don’t play anymore. They stayed with World of Warcraft for a long time. My older son all of a sudden got Mage 72 or whatever it is and quit. All at once. Cold turkey. I didn’t think it was going to happen. And my 14-year-old is getting close to there, which is surprising.”

Well, my kids showed a similiar pattern, and then they keep coming back when something in the game sparks new interest. When [tag-tec]Wrath of the Lich King[/tag-tec] come out I expect they’ll be spending long hours exploring every last inch of the thing.

When you’ve leveled everything and raided everything and done every BG many many times the game gets a bit old.

Given the continuing growth of WoW and the fact that the #2 game is so far back that you have to use a telescope to see it… well, I don’t think WoW is ending anytime soon.

It’s also kind of funny to see an Atari guy saying this. Atari has had a record of sharp to brilliant ideas shot down with unbelievably bad follow through.

No, I don’t think the End is Near.

How about you?

  One Response to “Is the End of WoW Near?”

  1. I think blizzard is destroying wow, the games’ turn bad each day, each expansion it get worst, mora unbalanced and annoying. Blizzard dont know whatelse to do, the graphs not that good, and the items is getting ugly each tier. Like paladin Legs T9 and 10 looks like a cloth piece, you look like warlock, its ridiculous, the head piece is very ugly, pvp shoulders too.

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