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vegeta501
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ConservativePolitico
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World of Warcraft is overrated.

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Started: 4/4/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vegeta501

Pro

Who disagrees.
ConservativePolitico

Con

The popular online game, World of Warcraft is not overrated.

Many of the features MMO players count on as benchmark and essential features got their start in World of Warcraft (Wow) and persist to this day. The action bar, respawnable mobs, loot drops, PvP systems etc are all derived from World of Warcraft which launched in 2004.

Wow has maintained an average playerbase of well over 5 million since its conception and launch peaking at around 12 million subscription players in 2010. [1] Wow has one of the largest and most active playerbases for a reason and that is superior gameplay, an expanding and changing world, high levels and loads of quests. In fact one player was cited as saying their character had completed over 6,000 quests. [2]

There have been four expansions for Wow [3] each of them adding new zones, quests and things for players to do. Not many other games out there have such dynamic content additions on a regular basis and it keeps the game enticing for veteran players to continue playing.

Just because a few people might not enjoy the genre of MMO or have a beef with Wow doesn't mean the game itself is overrated. In fact a game can only be really called "overrated" if it has high ratings to begin with. If the game has high ratings that means the term overrated is a mere opinion generated by someone who doesn't agree while the overall ratings are sill high. Wow is not overrated in the slightest, its rated highly by a large consistent playerbase.

In fact, Wow is so popular there is a genre in online gaming called "Wow-clones", meaning a game that tries to emulate World of Warcraft's formula because it is so successful. [4] It is a successful formula that brings gamers back again and again and is one of the most talked about games of the modern age. It gets high ratings from nearly every review website on the web for a reason. It is not overrated but a successful game.

[1] http://www.statista.com...
[2] http://us.battle.net...
[3] http://www.wowwiki.com...
[4] http://mmohuts.com...
Debate Round No. 1
vegeta501

Pro

vegeta501 forfeited this round.
ConservativePolitico

Con

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
vegeta501

Pro

vegeta501 forfeited this round.
ConservativePolitico

Con

Shame my opponent couldn't make an argument.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Maikuru 4 years ago
Maikuru
It's a shame Pro forfeited because at this point, all things considered, Con is about to get on the coppin block.
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