And Everquest which came out in 99 is also still running and being played.Just think, the game came out in late 2004. That's over 10 years ago. For some players, that's probably nearly half their life.... lol. I gave up right before the Cataclysm expansion myself.
It's amazing that the game has stayed around for this long when you think about it; especially since it's one (if not the only) model left with a flat monthly fee.