Oh what a difference a few months can make. When last we checked in on World of Warcraft's green, red, and cow-colored masses, things were looking grim
' or, well, as grim as they can look when you have over 10 million subscribers. But, rolling hills once rife with freshly rolled alts, that number was a far cry from the 12 million of 2010. One empire was in decline, and another ' Stars Wars: The Old Republic ' was seemingly
on its way to filling the power vacuum. But then, the gaming world did the industry-wide equivalent of briefly glancing at a roving herd of bison, only to look back and see that nothing was the same
. Furniture was on the ceiling, cats were starting small businesses with dogs, and SWTOR was leaping up and down and making lightsaber wooshing sounds at a clearly disinterested crowd
. So then, let's check in on World of Warcraft.