I am sure you guys have read about the recent Scroll of Resurrection Blizzard was giving out, with current players able to send one to a former-active player, granting him some unique items and a permanent level 80 fully-equipped character. While many see this as a big opportunity for the MMO giant to recoup some of it players, the folks in Korea are not so forgiving about the game’s stale content.
With not many biting the bait, World of Warcraft Korea will be shutting down 10 servers come 15th April, transferring the players to the more populous ones. Since July last year, there were already a few reports claiming the number of players in the game is in a steady decline. Some events and raids apparently can’t be carried out due to the lack of players.
Similar to TERA, World of Wacraft in Korea currently ranks at No.9/ 10 in the Internet PC cafe chart, about 1/5 the popularity of current and long-running champion, Aion.