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The World Of World Of Wonder [Inforgraphic]

As geeky or nerdy as you might think WoW is, it”s a massive phenomenon. These stats will blow your mind…

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    19396 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Link: The World Of World Of Wonder - As geeky or nerdy as you might think WoW is, it`s a massive phenomenon. These stats will blow your mind...
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Glad I quit the game.

    But the stupid thing is I still follow the news on the game.

    WoWcrack indeed.

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    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 10:26 am
    I quit too, but only after it consumed my life for almost 2 years.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4808 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Looks like WoW IS the crack of the gaming world.
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 10:49 am
    I don`t care if people say they quit the game or w/e. I also quit the game but you have to admit, WoW is truly one of those gaming hall of famers.
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    CrippledDuck Male 18-29
    10 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:01 am
    COuldn`t agree more Plague. I quit that 3 years ago. Still shocked my lady stayed with me through it.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1932 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:08 am
    I like me some WoW.
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    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:12 am
    3 out the 4 people in my room are wow players. 2 out of those 3 are playing right now, the other isnt because he doesn`t have his computer right now -_-
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    579 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:15 am
    I`m so glad I`ve never tried WoW...
  10. Profile photo of tozfttoz
    tozfttoz Male 18-29
    38 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:18 am
    thats the main reason i never played these kinda games
    niggaz are addicted to many things already, no need for game addiction
  11. Profile photo of Isseepy
    Isseepy Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
    100% of people in this room are playing WoW. Unless you include Allison. Does a mouse count as a person?
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    revdrdark Male 40-49
    690 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:30 am
    So it`s popular. So was the Nazi party. I still ain`t signing up. It`s for herd animals.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:32 am
    I quit over a year ago, but I still yearn to play every so often. it really is a great game, the only flaw is you have to play for a minimum of 1 hour to do anything, and if you`re planning on end game, you need to plan on at least 6 hours continuous play...

    says the average per week is 22hours, when I was playing back in 2008 I was averaging 60 hours a week, but you hardly notice sometimes when 2-3 hours have passed...I cut that back to 30 hours a week about 6 weeks before finally quiting the game for good.

    not surprised 50% is asia

    and the $136k/day seems steep, but consider this:

    50% of the world pays ~$15/month (asia sometimes pays hourly or monthly...so anyways)
    11.5*.50 = 5.75*15 = ~$86m/30days = ~$2.8m each day...mind you, this is the "cheaper" side and only 1/2 the players; prospective time: you make $28/day and you must pay $1.50 for your breakfast, lunch, AND dinner (upkeep)

  14. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 11:36 am
    I`ve never played WOW. I wouldn`t like paying for a game that I`d get bored with. I played Runescape for a month or two when I was in Yr 6 and then I got bored of it.
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    skirjames Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Yeah I quit a while ago too and still sometimes I wanna play, VERY addicting game. Anyway Cameron Diaz plays? Really? Somehow I doubt that..or she did one quest and quit.
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    i watched my friends get sucked into that stupid game :P
    its a console life fore me :)
  17. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17512 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    Never played it. Never will. Wasting money on intangible things is not wise imho.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15510 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Wow people, that is too sad
  19. Profile photo of dukorider1
    dukorider1 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    wow-players like to go on a raid every evening, I like to go out and f**k beautiful women. Are we that different?
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    It was actually a pretty great game to play, but once you get far into it (max level) you get to be so obligated to spend more time on it that if you don`t play a lot then you shouldn`t bother at all.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2332 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    "wow-players like to go on a raid every evening, I like to go out and f**k beautiful women. Are we that different?"

    Well ye cuz you`re a liar :)

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    Tratheyas Male 13-17
    322 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Pff. And this doesn`t even count the heaps of private servers that Blizzard is trying to get rid of, half of which actually take donations of their own to earn money and support that server stack in their basement.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25417 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    WOW, crazy!
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    7991687 Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    I heard WOW is like a video game version of heroin and that WOW kid proved that may just be true... (granted his brother doesn`t do the situation any good but you`ll get the idea) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBfLOZ2C...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25417 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    http://www.asylum.com/2009/04/21/wow-ebr...


    for celebs who play!

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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    I don`t play, never had the cash (well I did, but I`m stingy as hell) to start this. But to people disparaging players of WoW, come on. Some people get a kick out of this; don`t go calling them sad just because they don`t have EXACTLY the same interests as you.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2148 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    This is the first infographic that I didn`t actually read.
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    notintereste Male 18-29
    44 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    Why the hell do people keep changing these pics before uploading them here? This had a dark background a couple days ago when it was on digg.
  29. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    WoW.
    (this was my lame joke of the day.)
  30. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    go play Star Trek Online, its better
  31. Profile photo of dfcrackhead
    dfcrackhead Male 13-17
    327 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    I like Perfect World better
  32. Profile photo of danddpony
    danddpony Female 13-17
    80 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    "I like Perfect World better"

    Perfect World is okay, cause most of it`s free, but that`s like the only good thing about it. I don`t want to have to pay for a mount. Might as well pay for a better game.

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    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    I play WoW. :-P
    Sorry, world, I`m a nerd :-/
  34. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1523 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    I play mabinogi...
  35. Profile photo of Tails-V3
    Tails-V3 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Ahhhh!!!! That`s a bloody Mercedes!!!! Not an R8!!
  36. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    I dont play WoW, though everyone else does

    For real men play Star Wars FPSs!

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8302 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off.

    And that Runescape figure is the OFFICIAL figure used by the Guinness Books of Records, which recognizes it as the world`s largest MMORPG.

  38. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Lionhart, the majority of Runescape`s players play the free version. The pie graph only takes into account the paying members.
  39. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    according to wiki (oh, i know, SO accurate all the time) it`s 10m, not 150m...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuneScape

    still, that would put it up around 34/38% for the two of them. Or something. I don`t know all the other numbers.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off.

    Yes, yours.

    Runescape boasts 150m created accounts, which makes sense, since that figure also counts all fake accounts ever created, used as bots, banned etc.

    Runescape has 10 million "active" players, or rather non-banned accounts.

    Only a fraction of the 10M are active players... at any given time only about 100-200k are `online`

    Finally, customers... from the infograph, that would be ~1.4M for runescape.

    Runescape, Wow, along with every other MMORPG is bogus. These games are payed for by time spent by players playing them. The longer the game is the more money they get. They are all painfully repetitive, unrewarding, unwinable and endless. The only reason a thankfully small portion of the population (0.3%) plays them is because you get to interact with other people.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    I prefer Fallout, just like Deviros.
  42. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    "
    WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off."
    That`s the MARKET, runescape barely makes any money...
  43. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    "unwinable and endless"
    https://eu.wowarmory.com/character-achievements.xml?r=Darksorrow&n=Beelsebub
    Almost has all achievements.
  44. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8302 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    > razlem
    > Lionhart, the majority of Runescape`s players play the free version. The pie graph only takes into account the paying members.

    True that, I didn`t take that into consideration. RS has about 3.5m subscribing, paying-monthly members, and the graph DOES say "subscriptions" so point taken. When you think about it, that`s still 18M dollars per month (US) which isn`t a bad return for slapping some code together lol.

  45. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8302 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    > LazyMe484
    > Runescape, Wow, along with every other MMORPG is bogus.

    I have to disagree. Sociologically, these online gaming environments/worlds are just as `real` as the real world. `Society` is any place that people choose to spend their time interacting with each other; you are essentially saying that the prime criteria for what is `real` is whether the legs move to get you there.

    Having started with ADVENT (known as Colossal Cave to you probably), lived through text adventures, graphic adventures, the D&D craze, Play-By-Mail, then the internet, I concede that this new generation of MMORPG is as real as reality itself, inasmuch as people spend their time `in` those worlds just as much, if not more, as they do in the `real` world, and achieve satisfaction, love, hope, pain, etc in the same way, no matter how artificially-constructed the environment.

    As Buckaroo Banzai said, "Wherever you go, there you are"... even in cyberspace, apparently.

  46. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    I LOVE WORLD OF WARCRAFT<3.
  47. Profile photo of lo-shmo
    lo-shmo Female 18-29
    15 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    WOW ftw :D
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    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
    236 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    I used to be a wow addict.. I plan to come back to it one day or another, but for now, tf2 motherdraters!!
  49. Profile photo of Pingas
    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    That`s...a lot...of everything. I usually play WoW, get a character to level 70, play with a few alts and quit. Then do the same. Now with WotLK I don`t bother to go above 70(I play on a private server and some quests are bugged).
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
    845 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    never played it. never will.
  51. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Of course humans are the highest played class.
    They have the best racial ability.

    ...

  52. Profile photo of iLoveChoo
    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Humans?? Seriously? Why would you be a human when you can be a hot BE XD
  53. Profile photo of briirox
    briirox Female 18-29
    179 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    seriously.. humans? I can play a human every day.. why would I play one on WoW? Horde FTW btw..
  54. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    I prefer mabinogi...
  55. Profile photo of demetar
    demetar Male 18-29
    216 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Tried WoW. Didn`t like it too much. Liked FFXI much, much more.
  56. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    February 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    "Tried WoW. Didn`t like it too much. Liked FFXI much, much more."

    Ooh I play FFXI as well. :)

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    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Ew. WoW.

    Any RPG-players, I seriously reccommend giving Lord of the Rings Online a go, it`s *much* better than WoW IMO.

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    Kayteaface Female 13-17
    133 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 3:42 am
    I used to play but gave up when it was pretty much taking over my life :/
    Those stats are mindboggling though!
  59. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 4:51 am
    Meh, I played WOW. Not spending my small amounts of money on that.
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    seeks_love Female 18-29
    428 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 5:41 am
    I love playing WoW. I can keep in touch with several of my friends that live around the country in a more interactive way than simply talking on the phone. It`s fun and doesn`t rule my life or that of most people I know that play.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1220 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 6:45 am
    A bit overrated.
  62. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 9:02 am
    WoW seems like a good game, but im not gonna pay $15 a month for a game that i`m not gonna play all the time, that`s why i like Guild War more.
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    617 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 9:31 am
    fail on the picture of an audi r8, esp. since the pic they put up, the merc, looks NOTHING like an r8
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    781 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Oh snap, that reminds me, I have to do my dailies!
  65. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    "...for a game that i`m not gonna play all the time"

    That`s what everyone says- at first.

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    Nick7714 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    February 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    yeah guild wars!!!
  67. Profile photo of Ragnarok20
    Ragnarok20 Female 18-29
    2 posts
    February 26, 2010 at 12:12 am
    Humans? Seriously? I am human I don`t have to play one in the game...besides it`s all about the Horde! I`m actually sitting in queue for a bg right now, just wasting time lol
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    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    356 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    I`ve never even played.
  69. Profile photo of LeighClark
    LeighClark Female 18-29
    5 posts
    April 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    World of Warcrack. Cant stop playing.. must.. play more... droool

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