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the Lonely Altar

I don't play "games", I play MMORPGs! This is where I talk about them!

Author: Tierless

Aun, why do you still try?

Posted by Perception Friday June 15 2007 at 1:09AM
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Today, while perusing the LOTRO forums over at the VN boards, I came upon this gem.

vnboards.ign.com/lotr_online_general_board/b5042/103294468/p1/

Sure, it appears to be just some typical anti-WoW fanboi prattle at first glance, but then we have something of real value.  My old "rival", Aun_Temanua gives us one of his signature, other worldly, "facts".

"Conservative estimates are that WoW really only has 700k-800k actual subscribers even though they activated 8mil+ keys."

I cannot comprehend how someone can be so completely stupid and out of touch with reality at the same time.  Not only does he pull this 700k-800k number out of his alternate universe, but how could one possibly deduce that a game whose expansion pack sold 3.5 million copies in its first month on the shelf only has 700-800k subscribers? 

Did the other 2.7-2.8 million people just buy it for looks? Perhaps a paperweight?  Or did those 700-800k just buy an extra 3-4 copies in case one of the DVD's got scratched?

I've dealt with Aun many times on the VN boards, and each time he never fails to amaze me with his completely idiotic banter.  From his days of supporting AC2 as the greatest game ever made, to DDO having the potential to sell millions, and now he is back in classic form with the completely mediocre LOTRO. 

I almost want to fill out my unban form on the VN boards just to taunt him again, but I'm sure the 12 or so mods that frequent the LOTRO forums would just delete my post and ban me yet again for something.  Making up ludicrous numbers to slander another game is all hunky dory there, but call out a fan on those numbers, and its hell to pay.

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