A game like WoW is extremely hard to balance.
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I dunno what the hell changed since Cataclysm, but their writing is superb currently.
I see 9.6 on the new forum, that the real number?
not bad if true, given that most people including me expected 8 million
thing is yes mop is good, and many of my online friends came back, hell as i was saying i loved mop, and it would still have my interest if not for cataclysm
I know alot of the people i know online agree with me, as, atleast when i halted playing a few weeks ago, most of my friends had not logged on in 2-3 weeks, but i guess that could also be in part to the fact that the gamers i played with, whether they be IRL or ingame were all around the same age as me, and many have now got jobs, uni or gap years. But i also know that they too felt that the dissapointment of cataclysm, had made them lose respect for blizzard, as have i, regardless i may come back to try 5.2 you never know, WoW does have a certain trend of everytime i think im out of the deep, throwing me back into the whirlpool.
I mean, I'll be honest: at the beginning of Mists I was doing Dailies every day and nearly felt burnt out.
I stopped and now I absolutely love the expansion.
Take things in steps and phases.
No aspect of this game forces you to do ANYTHING.
I think that there is going to be a small decline is subscriber numbers. Although secretly in my heart I want to believe that WoW has gained subs since the last call.
EDIT: It was a decline after all, 9.6 million now.
Last edited by sykke; 2013-02-07 at 09:18 PM.
I hope theres no Sha of Anonymous Internet Douchery or else we are totally screwed.
The number of subscriptions have nothing to do with in game mechanics.
In the new world of MMORPG's where free to play is the standard, it is already a miracle WOW has all these subs, because the rest stands at 0.000.000 subs.
"As of December 31, 2012, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft remains the #1 subscription-based MMORPG, with more than 9.6 million subscribers."
Source being the Q4 2012 Earnings Release 675.1 KB PDF from http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm
All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.
Numbers are already in, they lost 400k last quarter.
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