Subscription #'s != a better game.
WoW was built and marketed to casual players, which make up the vast majority of gamers. It also was released at a time when people were hungering for a new MMO. Blizzard's marketing department might be full of geniuses, but that doesn't mean the game is better. I could make point after point as to why EQ2 was a much better game than WoW at launch.
More people watch Judge Judy than Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean Judge Judy is a better show.
Because heroic raid progression, high ranking arena, and high ranking RBGs are totally based on casual game play. So tired of this kind of stupidity. If you think Rift is a better game then why did it go on sale within 5 months of release for 5 dollars? Why did they start consolidating servers in their first year? Why did they send out million of emails to lost people offering them another free month after releasing new content and fixing bugs? If you are too stupid to see rift as nothing more than another WoW clone then that is your problem. Saying it is a better game is simply ludicrous. You can say you like it more than WoW and to YOU it is a better game. But do not try to speak for everyone. You try to say sub numbers don't matter? That is the measure of success and the better game is the one with more success. Pull your head out of your ass and think before you start spewing such stupidity. WoW is the more successful game, end of story.
But w/e. I guess any game that has an average of 10 million subs over a 7 tear period must be worse than Rift because Rift has to basically beg people to play its game.
Edited by phoulmouth, 26 July 2012 - 04:43 PM.