Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 18:08 GMT
Bill Roper: Don’t count Warhammer Online out just yet
Bill Roper has told MTV that it’s too early to write off Warhammer Online just yet.
“It’s so funny, I hear half the people are saying, ‘Oh gosh, Warhammer looks like it isn’t doing so great’, because they said they had [dropped to] 300,000 subscribers”, said the Cryptic boss.
“Those are not bad numbers. And I think people look at it and go, ‘Well, WoW has got 11 million and your game only has 300,000, your game must not be doing good’.
“I know many games out there that would love to have 300,000 subscribers”, he added.
Roper said that MMO players go back and forth between games – especially when new expansions come out – so you have to give numbers time to rise again.
To help balance out server populations, Mythic announced that more free character transfers began yesterday, and as an incentive to switch you’ll get a 20 percent experience and renown bonus for a limited time.