Since Blizzard released World of Warcraft, they never released any MMO other than WoW, I mean, they could have released Diablo III as an MMO but they opted not to. We all know that Blizzard confirmed its next MMO, Titan and will be in full production mode in June 16 this year and should be out by summer next year (2013). And an interview with Tom Chilton at Gamescom that they are speeding up the development of World of Warcraft’s patches and expansions.
"We've been able to do it in one sense, but not as much as I would like to in another sense. I would like for all patches to reliably have raid bosses. Our first Cataclysm patch didn't have raid bosses. From a raider's persepctive, it probably doesn't feel any faster than it did before. For us, where the biggest improvement is going to be in this cycle is in the actual expansion release. Traditionally we've only been able to do an expansion about every two years. We're really hoping to make a meaningful difference in that."
So speculations are running on some forums around the internet that World of Warcraft will soon be facing its end. And I have mine too.
So, here is my speculation:
Blizzard is a big name; it’s obvious because it has so many haters (LOL, Yes, one way or another, ones popularity can be determined by its number of haters. Example: Justine Bieber (Not a Bieber fan though)). And Blizzard can’t afford to lose its subscribers for its certain MMO (neither WOW or Titan, if Titan will be released while WOW is still alive), I mean, though it’s still in a same company, the popularity of WOW must be preserved, so they can’t release another MMO yet, they can’t let WOW and Titan meet in the market. AND! It’s obvious that WOW players are annoyed because of WOW’s zigzag story. Let’s examine it, when Blizzard released Wrath of the Lich King, its playerbase boosted. When the raid for killing the Lich King was released, its playerbase boosted again (it’s obvious that WOW players are after the story). And when they released this stupid expansion called The Cataclysm, they lose big amount of players (Well, how can a dragon be resurrected and do such damage like that? They should go straight with the story). It’s obvious that they’re just making some stories looted in the streets for WOW. So now, they are releasing Mists of Pandaria, which is a nice marketing strategy, Yes, to be frank, Pandas are pretty popular, so they grabbed the opportunity to release Mists of Pandaria (some mysteries unveiled is a nice strategy, coz’ mind twisting is good).
My conclusion: As they are speeding up the development of World of Warcraft and will be in full production mode with Titan. World of Warcraft will probably meet its end, months after Titan’s release or before Titan’s release.
NOTE: This is only my opinion, and you can have your own, why don’t you share it here?