According to numerous sources on the internet World of Warcraft
now has 450.000 to 900.000 active subscribers in US and Europe
Warcraftrealms puts the number of active characters, who
are level 21 or higher, at 458.000. It also shows a massive
drop in overall gameplay activity.
(a) Yes, we know that the internet sources are somewhat unreliable
but not by a margin of millions... something is wrong here.
(b) Is it possible that Blizzards is outright lying about how many
subscribers they have?
(c) Did MOP(Mist of Panderia) actually alienate millions of its subscribers
by becoming too fluffy?
My opinion is "Yes".
MOP did alienate millions. Especially adults players, who appear to want
something more mature. And "Yes", it does appear that Blizzard is indeed
lying about how many subscribers they have.
My final thought on the matter is that blizzard's target audience is now
children 8 to 14 year olds...I don't like it...