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Old 04-02-2011, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In a move that's sure to spark the ire of anti-trust fanatics everywhere, it seems like Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment's parent company, has purchased Trion Worlds for an undisclosed amount. According to PC Gamer, sources inside both companies have not only confirmed this, but alluded to the reason for the purchase ó to prevent any serious competition to Blizzard's mega-MMO, World of Warcraft (WoW).

Although subscription numbers are still very high for WoW, Blizzard saw an alarming number of subscribers cancel their subscriptions over the past couple of months, presumably because of Trion's recent MMO launch, RIFT: Planes of Telara. In fact, during RIFT's beta test, there were so many threads that flooded the official WoW forums about how much better RIFT was and that people were jumping ship, that Blizzard actually shut down said threads and banning the naysayers.

Trion just launched the first major content update for RIFT, the River of Souls, just a month after launch, and promised similar updates every few months. Sadly, that promise now seems in jeopardy, as one source told PC Gamer that Activision Blizzard will not release any updates for RIFT, hoping that the lack of support will drive people away and back to WoW.
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BA is turning into EA...

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This is pathetic.
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Ever since Blizzard merged into Activision, it has gone to ****, I hope they are slammed with anti-trust lawsuits, but, they wont be. Rather pitiful bull **** ya ask me. Not another cent of mine goes to that company, they are screwing with the market too much.
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Ever since Blizzard merged into Activision, it has gone to ****, I hope they are slammed with anti-trust lawsuits, but, they wont be. Rather pitiful bull **** ya ask me. Not another cent of mine goes to that company, they are screwing with the market too much.
I'm boycotting as well because I'm downright livid.
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I just noticed, the aprils fools from them are rather ehh this year, they usually have a great april fools on every forum, this year they forgot all about classic battle net

Though, I sorta found this funny.
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I can understand why they bought out a competitor but I am more puzzled that the competitor wanted to sell, sure a nice wad of cash in front of you now is fine but if people are leaving WOW in the numbers that they indicated I would have carried on regardless as long term wealth is the goal of most companies.

So I don't believe we are seeing the full story.
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agreed saxon. Rift was making too huge an impact. Maybe they wanted to get out while some money was still guaranteed?
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April Fools?
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I hear its april fools. :P lol
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