What does it matter for us MMO-Champion posters? If they decrease, we'll have a swarm of threads saying how "we were right, WoW is dying/declining/whatever". If they stay the same or increase, the same people who would have jumped on the "it's dying" bandwagon will justify the numbers with "China, kids and Annual Pass leftovers". Whatever happens, you'll twist it to fit your argument.
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Over the last 10 years, Blizzard has taken over $10bn from MMO players. Take a look around your game...do you see $10bn worth of content available to you? Do you see even a tiny fraction of that in relevant content? Now ask me again why I dislike what Blizzard has done to the MMO industry.
I predict there is 100 million active subcribers. I might be wrong tho.
It's funny - it's always the negative. --> I foresee about a 500,000 drop. 9.6 million left next quarter.
At the END OF MOP though -> I foresee about 8 million left.
Game will be like over 9 years old at this point... Remember HALO 1??? Yea - you probably don't
i expect a small drop, mostly because the way the daily reps was set up put some people off ( i am not one of those so this is not a omg i hate dailies complaint )
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I'd say its gonna stay the same, or maybe go up by a few 100k or so. I dont really see why people care about this though.
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Funny they had nothing bad to say when WoW lost nearly 25% of its customers over 4 quarters after Cata launched. Investors look for profitability and WoW + Blizzard products make ActivisionBlizzard profitable. A drop in subs unless it is a significant portion that would hurt the bottom line mean nothing.
Considering this is for the last quarter of 2012 and MoP had recently been released + Christmas holidays - I would say there would be a small increase of maybe 100-200k subs
In the US it went from 25k raiding guilds in Cata down to less than 15k guilds now. That's a 40% drop right there.
But I heard they gave MoP to every D3 player along with a free month so who knows what the numbers will look like.
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Also, not everyone buys the expansion as soon as it comes out or rushes through every last bit of content as quickly as they can. Hell, I haven't even bothered starting normal raids yet.
Still, I don't know why people can't just wait a few days and find out the real number for themselves.
I'd probably say 9-10mil. Can't remember what the last sub numbers were.
To people wondering why it's important; people like to know whether other people are doing the same thing as they are.
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