Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard revealed that WOW subscriptions had fallen by 10 percent since March, dropping to 10.3 million worldwide. Now Gamespot reports that age and increased competition for the MMOG market can cause Blizzard to lose more stock.
This article explains:
WoW’s age is one excuse being given as to why the players are becoming bored and looking for something new. Nearly everyone who was there when the game first launched has reached end-game content, max level characters and all that there is to do in the game. Many players leave because their friends have moved on to other MMORPGs.
The common factor in most places who leave the game is boredom. Some have just been playing it for way too long and they’re ready to see something new. SWTOR has that new factor to offer many gamers.