Archive for August, 2014

Horde for Life 104: Warcraft’s Destiny

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Podcast, PvP, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Armada

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Warcraft’s Destiny

Dustin returns to the show after his fateful cabling accident just in time to have one of the larger Blue Sky segments we have ever had as we discuss the Death of the MMO genre. OK that is pretty hyperbolic but we do go into some detail on the changing MMO landscape including giving you our takes on an issue near and dear to all of us, the lack of timely content generation. We also dive headlong into speculation on what is coming and what needs to change to keep the true MMORPG’s relevant as new games like Destiny start to encroach on the genre this and next generation.

And if you are interested in hearing the full story on Dustin’s accident, stick around to the very end of show for all the details!

 

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Horde for Life 103: Accidents Happen

Posted in General, HFL, MMO, Podcast, PvP, Raiding, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Armada

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Episode 103

Accident’s Happen

While Tika makes her triumphant return to the show, Dustin was not so lucky. Lets just say Dustin, some cabling, a ceiling and gravity were all involved. But the show must go on as we dissect the Blizzard Q2 sub losses, discuss sand boxes and theme parks, true open world PvP, raid attunements, Warlords deficiencies and much much more.

 

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World of Warcraft Down 800k Subs in Q2

Posted in General, MMO, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , on August 5, 2014 by Armada

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Blizzard just released their Q2 2014 earnings today, highlighted by the not so unexpected announcement that the World of Warcraft is down to 6.8 million subscribers. This number is down 800k from the Q1 2014 call that stated the MMORPG’s subscriber count at 7.6 million.

From today’s earnings call Mark Morhaime; “There was a decline in subscribers quarter over quarter, which was disproportionately concentrated in the East and was similar to the seasonal decline experienced during the second quarter of 2012, prior to the launch of the most recent expansion later that year”.