World of Warcraft recently released their latest expansion Legion which has been gaining popularity by the day. However, this came after a massive drop in WoW subscriber base from 10 million to 5.5 million in 2015. This nevertheless never meant that WoW’s popularity fell. As of now, World of Warcraft is still one of the most played MMORP games ever and its recent addition of a new expansion is bound to hit it back right to the top of the list of the most played MMORPGs. Here is why the WoW is the most popular MMORPG of all time;
Unlike RPGs which are designed to end in a short period of time, MMORPGs are usually created for the long run. WoW was exactly created with this in mind. It might not boast of the best graphics but it has an amazing storyline that spawns 11 years and has created a huge following during that time who are always eager to know what the next chapter holds. The fact that combat is also combined with the story element makes World of Warcraft more immersive. This is probably the reason why players who stopped playing usually return back to the game after each expansion in order to catch up with the story so far.
It’s all about the loot
Another reason why WoW, still holds the most popular spot amongst all MMORP games is probably because of the collections that players get to keep while playing the game. There are tons of pets, mounts and achievements in players’ bags with others going back to almost 10 years. These collections serve as a reminder of the effort each player has put in the game and Blizzard are quite clever enough as they use some of these collections in their new expansions in order to bring back the nostalgic experience of how you obtained that particular set in the first place.
Launching a MMORPG of World of Warcraft’s magnitude is not an easy fit. At this day and age, the bar has been lifted quite high and WoW is lucky enough to have entered the market when it was still young. Right now bugs and exploits may cause players to flee in magnitudes if the game is developed wrongly. However, since Blizzard have perfected their skills, they still hold a monopoly in the market when it comes to MMORP game development.
Probably one of the main reasons why people still come to WoW is the fact that some of the encounters in the game are simply epic. Its quests and raids can be very enjoyable giving players a rush of adrenaline every time they are playing. Furthermore, their cutscenes and quests far outdo any other MMORPG that is currently in the market.
These 4 reasons, coupled with the mere fact that most WoW players have invested a great deal of time and money in the game is why World of Warcraft is one of the most popular MMORPG of all time.