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    Quote Originally Posted by Megavolt View Post
    Wow, if he really did sell half of his stocks that's a horrible, frightening sign...

    You usually see stuff like that when there is no hope for a company.
    Actually it isn't really.

    Alot of people who hold shares in a company don't just keep their shares for all of time, they sometimes sell them while high and then buy them again at a lower value thus making a nice profit for like nothing.

    For example : ( using easy small numbers. )

    -BK sold his shares not that long ago for £/$ 10 .
    -Blizzard has a slight / huge sub loss stocks drop.
    -BK can then buy back his shares for £/$ 5 .
    -Blizzard releases D3 / Starcraft exp / MoP .
    -Blizzard stock rises due to these sales / sub increases for new titles.
    -Bk's shares are now worth £/$ 20.

    In this process he basicly made £/$ 15 on his shares as he bought them back at a cheaper rate plus the share increase. Who knows maybe he will sell them again at the next peak to again make another quick buck.

    People forget companies / stock markets are no static thing, they are constantly fluctuating and because of this that is why people make or break so much money.

    Or maybe Blizz really is falling apart inside and BK wanted to get as much money together before it became public... I highly doubt that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneras Blue Post
    That thread is one that we are monitoring continuously for feedback, and those who wish to get their voice heard on this topic will certainly get their wish granted if they post in said thread.

    We acknowledge that this is a very important topic for those of you playing on realms with low population, and it is an important topic for us as well. We are looking into ways to improve the situation, but as we mentioned in the thread linked to by Danellos above, there is no simple and easy fix to this.

    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3313065321
    Interesting thread going on the Official Forums about low population servers. A blue post so close to the earnings call. Mergers inc?
    Last edited by bcbully; 2012-02-09 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbully View Post


    Interest thread going on the Official Forums about low population servers. A blue post so close to the earnings call. Mergers inc?
    It's bad PR, but it's the lesser of two evils IMO. At least WoW has plenty of cross realm stuff, when ToR gets into that place it'll have no choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udderpowered View Post
    It's bad PR, but it's the lesser of two evils IMO. At least WoW has plenty of cross realm stuff, when ToR gets into that place it'll have no choice.
    Well of course if swtor stays that way. Some days I hate that game others I'm utterly in love.

    OT - I haven't heard such a strong response to the issue by Blizzard before, and to now have this on this big day is intriguing.

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    So at what hour in central europe time will those numbers appear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    So at what hour in central europe time will those numbers appear?
    I would think around 30 mins from now. I think you can watch from here.
    http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbully View Post
    I would think around 30 mins from now. I think you can watch from here.
    http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm
    It's pacific time, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbully View Post
    I would think around 30 mins from now. I think you can watch from here.
    http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm
    thank you for info

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    Should start around 21.30 CET if the difference is 8 hrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnorei View Post
    So at what hour in central europe time will those numbers appear?
    PT = GMT-8

    England = GMT
    Most of Europe = GMT+1
    Finland etc = GMT+2

    The conference is at 1.30PM PT, right now it is 10:04AM PT, so in 3,5 hours. Which is 9:30PM in England, 10:30PM in most of Europe and 11:30PM in Finland and some other countries.


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulli View Post
    Should start around 21.30 CET if the difference is 8 hrs.
    Remember that CET = GMT/UTC +1, so the difference is 9 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbully View Post
    I would think around 30 mins from now. I think you can watch from here.
    http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm
    after 4pm eastern market close I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deficineiron View Post
    after 4pm eastern market close I think.
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    Let me put it this way, we have about another 3:15 until the **** hits the fan.

    That's 3 hours, not 3 minutes.
    "I quit WoW."

    If I say it's Azshara next enough times, eventually I'll be right. So here we go again. It's got to be Azshara next, so get ready for the Sylvanas expansion we inevitably get instead!

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    Last call for estimation of losses/gains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grogo View Post
    Last call for estimation of losses/gains!
    Small loss, about 100k as a guess. I think it will settle down for a while.

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    I am coming back here to gloat when Subs Rise
    @Ghostcrawler:Some advice: [My pet issue] is why there were sub losses is one of the weaker arguments players use. Players don't have that data.

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    With the annual pass being a big success and the success of 4.3 i bet on a slight gain in player numbers for Q4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancaspe View Post
    I am coming back here to gloat when Subs Rise
    And if they don't?

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    They already killed the scroll of resurrection because people could come back and get everything done (including the last boss of the expansion) on the free month.

    I'm predicting bigger losses than last quarter. I hope I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmaster View Post
    With the annual pass being a big success and the success of 4.3 i bet on a slight gain in player numbers for Q4.
    this would be the worst news to hear.

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