MMO-Champion - WoW Down to 10.3M Subscribers, PTR Build 14966, Class Balance Q&A, TCG Art
WoW Lost 800k Subscribers, down to 10.3M
Activision Blizzard latest earning call revealed that World of Warcraft lost another 800,000 subscribers last quarter, following the loss of 300k subscribers announced last quarter and 600k loss from the quarter before that. This brings us to 1.7 million subscribers lost in the last 3 quarters. Some things they made note of on the call:


  • Most of the subscriptions were lost in China.
  • There is normally an increase in subscriptions around December.
  • The decreased profit came from all of the games in development and no launches occurring.
  • There will be at least two major releases next year.


Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14966
A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Items
  • All replica armors from the Darkmoon Faire now require level 60 to be equipped.

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Raise Ally now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Redemption now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.

Tier 13

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)



Reminder: Class Design & Balance Q&A
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To follow up on our first World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria developer Q&A on the CoverItLive platform, we’re gathering the entire class design team to field your questions on the past, present, and future of World of Warcraft classes. Anyone is welcome to join in the live Q&A this Wednesday, November 9, beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m. and concluding around noon PST.

You can read along via the CoverItLive client embedded below while the Q&A is live. To participate, you just use your Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or OpenID credentials, or simply sign in as a guest. If you’re on the go while the event’s underway on Wednesday, be sure to check out the free mobile apps available on the Android Market and iTunes Store.

We’ll see you back here on Wednesday morning!

Brazilian Portuguese Language Availability
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the release of the next World of Warcraft content update, Hour of Twilight (patch 4.3), players on European realms will be able to play World of Warcraft in Brazilian Portuguese. On December 7 a realm dedicated to the Portuguese community will open with optional time-limited free character transfers from specific European English realms with high Portuguese populations. Please stay tuned to these forums for additional information.

Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card game art gallery has been updated with ten new pieces.



This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Down to 10.3M Subscribers, PTR Build 14966, Class Balance Q&A, TCG Art started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. thatbloke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster76 View Post
    Two major releases? Two expansions? Or just two major Blizzard titles?
    Mists of Pandaria and Diablo 3
  1. chaud's Avatar
  1. ryotte's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderlight View Post
    Fucking awesome!!! Portuguese servers!!! Yeeeehaw!
    Ah, but it says European Portuguese, not the NA servers that primarily speak Portuguese. I am disappoint.
  1. sgtslappy's Avatar
    I bet they were referencing MoP and 4.3. The business year? Last until the middle of last year or something.
  1. joshduarte6's Avatar


    all is well at blizzard.
  1. fangless's Avatar
    D12 + Mists sounds more likely in 2012 than Starcraft and only one of the other.As far as players, who cares honestly? Do you enjoy the game any more/less because people you've never met in a country you probably haven't been to stopped playing? Meh.
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    Most of the subscriptions were lost in China. Most of them couldn't play the next expansion created around an animal that for their religion is holy ? Panda.....
  1. slackjawsix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nephyron View Post
    Most of the subscriptions were lost in China. Most of them couldn't play the next expansion created around an animal that for their religion is holy ? Panda.....
    they just got wotlk... they not anywhere near Mop
  1. Chingylol's Avatar
    As a tank I'm used to instant queues. But now it takes about 20-30 seconds to find a group. WTFFFFFFFF
  1. sojiro's Avatar
    I am one of the 1.7 million.After playing since June '05 I am now just tired and bored of WoW. I had fun. I had a good run, but the magic is gone for me.I stopped on many occasions but this one is permanent. If I didn't quite because of me being tired about the game then I would have left when they announced the kung fu panda expansion.For me, SWTOR is my next stop. Thanks Blizzard! Thanks for all the years of great fun!
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawsix View Post
    they just got wotlk... they not anywhere near Mop
    They got Cataclysm in July.
  1. daburton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Keske View Post
    China is having the disaster as is know as WotLK on them, no wonder the subs are going down.
    Um. Catyclysm has been available in China since July of this year. Just to get the facts 100 percent correct. With Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft saw more subscribers than ever before and since. Seems like its the changes FROM WOLTK that caused the subscriber loss...
  1. matheney2k's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shorni View Post
    Now just wait for MoP....

    The quote says next year. 4.3 will be released before the year 2012 my friend.
  1. Sil's Avatar
    I quit because the game turned fucking boring for me. MoP not exactly appealing for me to come back either. Loads of replies in this indicate that they are scared of the truth and don't know what to do when this game DOES come to an end. What use is your parents basement when WoW doesn't exist anymore right? What to do? Find a job. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WORK SCARY!!!
  1. Meera's Avatar
    Sweet, 800k less and going on. Let's see what they now, expect some new promotions and more nerfbaths. I hope the game crash hard next year, so hard that it would go down to 3 million. The game just became something dull in all perspectives, compared with the Classic era or BC one, where things were done well.
  1. Scrabblet's Avatar
    I think a good part of the subscriber loss is to a very slow release time. Cataclysm hit almost 1 year ago, and we've only had 2 raid tiers, after they promised to release more raids per tier and faster tiers. Firelands would still be fun, if they didn't nerf it severely halfway through. Hell, I'm even considering taking a small break from WoW because of this. Nothing else is interesting me currently.
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by daburton View Post
    Um. Catyclysm has been available in China since July of this year. Just to get the facts 100 percent correct. With Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft saw more subscribers than ever before and since. Seems like its the changes FROM WOLTK that caused the subscriber loss...
    in wrath the whole feel and comraderie of the community also went completely down the toilet. just sayin'
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawsix View Post
    they just got wotlk... they not anywhere near Mop
    I thnk the CEO of Blizzard during the Blizzcon announced that this will be the first expansion that will be release in every country, the same day.
  1. Xe4ro's Avatar
    In my Opinion this is a good thing for WoW. There are already to much players around so its ok to lose some weight =P
  1. Kumashy's Avatar
    It's a 7 years old game, it's bound to loose some people every now and then. 10.3M subscribers is still a lot of people playing the game and making it the success it continues to be, financially. Blizzard is not loosing money by any means, so they are good.

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