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Why is World of Warcraft So Popular?

Written on February 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's a question almost as old as the game itself, but we're gonna answer it anyways!

World of Warcraft is once again at the helm in the world of MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game), though we think it never left the seat in the first place. After two months of release of it’s latest expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, more and more people start joining the bandwagon as reports state the game has already reached 12 million subscribers.

Yes, we are aware that the question has been asked since forever, but its relevance never dies especially to non-WoW players and non-Blizzard developers out there: “What makes World of Warcraft so popular?” Despite the game having a monthly fee, not so amazing graphics plus the plethora of available and FREE MMORPGs around there, what does World of Warcraft have that makes the players keep playing even after 6 freakin’ years of existence?

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