Diablo didn't have much to do with this since people that play Diablo and WoW at the same time got the annual pass, since they get Diablo for free while still being subbed to WoW. Numbers decline cause WoW is just old and mists doesn't bring anything new to the table.. it's the same game it has been for a long long time
No wonder really, months and months of no new content, the thought of DS just makes me cut my wrists, combined with the previous useless patches (Zul remake), There is just nothing left to do. Hasn't been for a long time...
Oh wow! This was quite a surprise! But I guess I understand why. The reasons they listed were very valid, especially the one about not receiving new patches. WoW is dead atm (don't hate on my for saying this) and a lot of people are barely playing anymore. But we'll get them back for MoP, so I'm not too worried
Presently dead, and dead for good are different. It's okay to say that for the moment. Still, over a million leaving... Whoa, that's scaring. I wasn't expecting that. Althought from my raiding group of almost 20 only 3 still logging in. The others left due to disagreements, and quit after not finding another group to fit in.
meh still Number 1 in mmo market.
let the haters commence in utterly pointless flaming/discussion. (I agree tho that the content was lackluster in cata, so far they have learned much from their mistakes from what i've experienced in beta)
Mists of Pandaria is going to be a very special experience which I don't want to miss.
I wonder how the numbers are fairing with Diablo 3? WoW is 7 years old now and had its greatest moments and shortcomings in a long period, while Diablo 3 seemed to rushed through that process in barely 3 months... Blizzard should be concerned, fo sho.