Yesterday, Blizzard Games announced
that it's World of Warcraft
has reached 5 million customers worldwide. That's quite a number. As a comparison, here are the cable news viewership numbers from Dec. 17: FNC: 706,000 / CNN: 339,000 / MSNBC: 249,000 / HLN: 232,000 / CNBC: 127,000. I bet WoW
has more daily gamers than all those combined. And, then, in some sad news, Asheron's Call 2
is entering its final days
. In this interesting Wired.com article, Clive Thompson asks the question, "How do people behave in a world where the end is actually nigh?" Ah, such is life. The yin and ying of MMORPGs.
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