Of course the rumors seem insane. I’m taking them with the most gigantic grain of salt ever, but it’s fun to talk about.
World of Warcraft is struggling.
For how long, exactly, is up for debate, but for the past couple of years, at least, player morale has been a downward trend. And while a few weeks ago this could have been a story about the ascendance of WoW’s rivals — most notably Final Fantasy 14 — the story has lately taken a sharp turn in the wake of the bombshell lawsuit against Activision Blizzard.
Now some of WoW’s biggest content creators say they’re leaving the game for good.
“It’s been nauseating to learn of all that’s been allowed to go on at Activision Blizzard,” Zepla said in an email to IGN. “I feel betrayed. World of Warcraft was all I cared about from 2004 until 2015. I was obsessed with, in love with the game — I mourned when members of the cherished “Old Guard” left the company.”
With over 200,000 subscribers, Zepla is one of the largest Final Fantasy 14 content creators on YouTube. And though she primarily produces Final Fantasy 14 videos, her channel has been one of the biggest resources for new players looking to make the change from WoW. And Zepla’s early WoW fandom allows them to help players make the transition.