It shows that indeed these kind of threads always existed and it is always the "next report" or "next year" that will certainly hunt down Blizzard.
Could be ? Sure, but SO many unknown and uncontrollable facts are involved that making these claims are useless.
Examples? too many to choose from but : ... another payment scheme, or a BETA access to Titan for those getting WOW subs.. etc, a graphical overhaul, the deletion of realms, ... you name it.
What these people forget is that Blizzard has the keys of control, and the position of being the only ones left with such subscription numbers.
In fact 2013 is much calmer for WOW subs than 2012... Who knows what they'l bring in 2014
And by 2015 there is this movie thing coming. Perhaps an ideal way to give free subs for 2 months for all movie ticket owners ...
Last edited by Pann; 2013-02-03 at 01:50 AM.
I really thought it would add up by another million wow has been good
These threads are so pointless.
Subs will be between 8 and 12 million like they have been for a long ass time. Neither end of that spectrum matters, as it still shows complete and utter dominance, and it will stay that way for quite a long time to come.
9.1 M was the ONLY quarter where this happened and after that quarter the 10+M subs number was reached again by the launch of MoP.
Now what did launch again in that second quarter of 2012 ?: Right ANOTHER Blizzard game selling a whopping 10.000.000 copies throughout that ... 2nd Quarter
You can easely see the influence of that new Blizzard fantasy game on Warcraft Realms in that period.
D3 launch had a HUGE impact on WOW play back in that quarter, not only by numbers, but also by promotional links AND of course a real lack of summer content for WOW.
The moment WOW 5.0 launched in beta you see the numbers grow on these graphs.
No matter how you turn it: WOW never went lower than 10M - except for one quarter where another fantasy Blizzard game launched that sold 10.000.000 copies in that quarter alone.
After that quarter WOW immediately went up to 10M subs again.... DESPITE the launch of a new hugely promoted free to play MMORPG a month earlier...
I really think that anyone "dreaming" for a loss to 9 Million again this winter is just taking his WOW hate dream for granted.
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-02-03 at 02:00 AM.
Also there is no denying they lost 24% of their player base from 2011 and 2012.
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Anyways the thread is not what does the sub number mean to me so stop trying to derail it.
Last edited by But I Hate You All; 2013-02-03 at 02:02 AM.
I think we should all agree, if the subscription numbers go up by 100-200k we should all make a forum post named "WoW is going strong it will never die!!!" and "WoW subs RISING! maybe it will keep going up as fast as the world population"
just me 2 cents
It will be 8-8.5mill in my opinion and it should keep going down, the game is currently not fun its been practically the same for 8 years and it is finally getting boring for a lot of ppl. I believe games like swtor and rift can provide the same entertainment wow provides if not more but ppl are so hooked with wow that they wont give those games a chance, anyways i am done with wow for good, i play games for entertainment and wow doesnt provide it...
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do you know that over 30 million players have quit wow and never came back? the vast majority of wow players havent been around for 8 years
Also 2012 was the most challenging year for WOW for 5 reasons:
- Launch of SW TOR (some expected 2 to 3 million WOW sub losses from those 10.3 million at the end of 2012).
- Launch of its own Diablo 3 game.
- Launch of GW2 that would even take top 1 positions (or so they thought) as it has no subs ...
- Free to play as the NEW standard in almost everything else that had an MMORPG name on it (WoT, the old games, etc...)
- Non MMO games that are free to play.
So what did we see AFTER all this green grass has been published and spread ?
We'll see it in just a few days. But if WOW is still at 10M + subs after ALL the above, I reckon you're in for a new hobby...as a WOW hater.