Activision Blizzard latest earning call revealed that World of Warcraft lost another 300,000 subscribers last quarter, following the loss of 600k subscribers announced last quarter.
In this conference call we also learned that:
- The next patch will include "major raid and dungeon content", we can most likely expect a raid and a 5-man from Patch 4.3
- Patch 4.3 will be the "largest content update since Cataclysm"
- It will be released later this year, which means that we can probably expect a PTR soon.
It's also worth noting that despite the loss of players, Mike Morhaime pointed out that the new trial system resulted in an increase in new account creations. For more details on the earning call, go check the coverage on sites such as Venturebeat or Gamasutra.
BlizzCon 2011 Virtual Ticket Now On Sale
The Blizzcon virtual ticket is now available, it seems that some people already got their Murkablo Companion Pet by buying the ticket early. (See this forum thread. However, this is most likely a bug and pets might be removed very soon.
Cenarion Hatchling Raises More Than $1.9 Million for Japan Earthquake Relief
Diablo III Beta Profile Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
New Warcraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with five new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
"The Raid" Livestream on August 6th @ 6:00PM PST
Blue Loon Films, the studio behind the upcoming World of Warcraft documentary, The Raid, has announced that the live stream of their film will take place on August 6th.
The Raid follows a guild over the course of a few months and features a host of content including in-game and at-home interviews with the players.
To celebrate the release of the film, TypeFrag will be giving away:
- 1 desktop PC by Doghouse Systems
- 5 high-end gaming headsets
- 25, 25-person Ventrilo servers
The PC features an Intel i5 Quad-Core CPU, Windows 7 64-bit, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, 2 NVIDIA GTX 460 PCI-E video cards and more!
The live stream of The Raid will take place on August 6th at 6:00PM (PST) and is brought to you in part by TypeFrag, Gamebreaker.tv and Curse!