0 people will have canceled
Less than 500,000
500,000 - 1,000,000
1,000,001 - 2,000,000
2,000,001 - 3,000,000
More than 3,000,000
Depends on the patches, content and the announcement of the next expansion. I don't doubt that there will be losses, but I also think there may be enough gained to balance out. So I put in, about 500k. Personally, I'd be tempted to quit if monks don't pan out (but I think that they'll be decent).
It's not fair to just ask how many unsubbed. You have to look at the pre-expansion subs (for instance, the numbers after the unsubs from Cata) compared to the number at the END of MoP. So if they have fewer subs at the end of MoP than they had at the end of Cata, there's actually a loss. I honestly don't think the numbers will be any different, and I would guess higher if anything, not lower.
Here you can see a slight drop through the end of WotLK, followed by a surge back with the release of Cata. Then a dramatic drop at the end of Cata to a number not seen since BC days. I'm quite sure that MoP will trigger a massive resub, and I really doubt it will drop in MoP as much as it did at the end of Cata.
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Have you had anything positive to say about the game the last 1,000 or so posts?
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I can't say. I know next month when the Q3 numbers come out we'll likely see a drop.
But the Q4 numbers should show a sizable gain as people return for MoP.
The question will be Q2/3 of next year, when we get into the middle part of this expansion. If players drop off again then we know dark times are ahead.
---------- Post added 2012-09-24 at 12:45 PM ----------
Always negativity, the expansion is about to launch lets be positive people !
I will skip your poll and say 0.
I know a good majority of people were disappointed in Cata and some weren't. Personally having played the beta of both I would say MoP is better than Cata by a vast margin. The biggest selling point (imo) for Cataclysm was the world being redone, which sadly wasn't even revisited by most unless you are leveling so in the big picture it wasn't considered end game content.
End game content is the biggest selling point of each expansion if there's not enough (Cataclysm) number will drop. MoP attempts to rectify this by offering Pet Battles, Tiller's Farming, Farming for mats (instead of buying all from AH), raids, LFR, Scenarios, challenge modes. In my opinion, I think this will be enough to keep people playing and interested and will prevent the huge fall off of numbers on subscription, unlike Catalcysm.
They don't actually post how many people cancel, they post total subscriptions. For all we know 6 million people canceled and 3 million people joined. This thread is pointless because they don't ever make the data of how many people actually canceled public. I'm not voting in this thread because we never receive the information the OP is creating the poll about.
So calm down you'll give yourself a hernia stressing over a game.
Also just so I don't forget to bump this if I'm still around mmo champ when mop ends I'll add to my sig so we can time capsule this poll and see how the numbers went.
" 0 people will have cancelled "
That is EXTREMELY doubtful
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honestly even if mop is a super amazing game this expansion is going to be my last i already know. its time to get movin on with my life...
so, at least 1
If anything i beleieve it will gain subs, MoP looks awesome to me