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Old 04-01-2018, 06:12 AM
Marthen Marthen is offline

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Originally Posted by Kyalin V. Raintree View Post
"Can help to demonstrate" =/= "proves"..
You can't use a conjecture that has not hard evidence supporting it to demonstrate anything really. Well, you can, but do not expect a positive reception.

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That said, it doesn't make sense to completely ignore a correlation either, especially when you lack the sort of expensive, resource intensive study that would be required to parse out the full suite of factors and their effects.
There's a world of difference between taking a look at a correlation and using it to form a conjecture that serves the very basis of an argument.

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Edit: I also brought up the other variance in sales (the post wrath decline) for a reason. We are not talking about the increase observed between WC I/II and III in isolation, as your post seems to do.
Hmm, except Cataclysm, despite being marketed as a switch towards less heroic stories focusing on geopolitics and fight for natural resources in a broken world, had far better box sales that Wrath of the Lich King. And even looking at this very forum, people were looking forward to these themes, the reason of their later criticism was the execution, a seeming inequality between the factions, and the hordes of shallow pop cultural references that rendered the whole thing a caricature of what it was marketed as.
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