Does anyone have any idea when the latest Wow sub figures are going to be released?
The last financial quarter ended recently and theyre part of Blizzards financial quarterly report so im guessing its soon right?
They will have their call this week, I think it was the 6th. So the numbers will be out quite soon, perhaps the 7th. MMO has them always 1 day after the call on the frontpage.
The meeting is in 3 days, they will be out on the 7th.
What's up with people and their overly-grown exagerated interest towards the subscription value of wow? Lately, I feel that mmo-c has been invaded by Activision-Blizzard shareholders.... everyone asking about the subs left and right.
I personally believe the numbers of subs are related to changes made or reverted.
I saw a lot of qq regarding some features in MoP; the grind, dailies, gear behind rep and stuff. All in place just to make sure we spend a lot of time online. This goes especially for those countries where players don;t pay a monthly sub but pay for their time online.
I personally don't like this either.. and the only way this will change is a huge drop in subs. If subs stay about the same, then the direction will be evaluated as okay.
From this point of view, the sub numbers are quite interesting.
I understand why people care so much, but I want them to accept one thing:
A decline in subs is no guarantuee that Blizzard will change their direction to something you prefer!
And as long as people understand this, the forum will be a much nicer place
Even on MMO-C we have a blue poster, reading and sometimes posting.
We say patch 4.3 making a 180 degree turn during Cata.
So it is not directed to make 1 person happy but they try to take away the major qq-reasons.
We can complaint whatever we want...... but in the end: money talks.
More people than ever have more things to do than ever.
Blizzard will most likely do nothing particularly drastic even if subs drop . It's just the post-expansion drop we see every time.
Well, since anyone reasonable could see how an 8year old game don't attract new people even by a fraction as fast as it did when it was new.
WoD was destroyed thanks to MoP feedback where everything outside of raids should be optional.
So keep that in mind as you once again complain about things being "mandatory for raiding".
They implemented those things because people were leaving in Cataclysm and I like both CRZ and LFR.
CRZ is because people were upset that zones were empty, because you didn't have that MMO-feeling.
LFR is implemented to stop people from leaving WoW.
So who's to say that you will like the new feature they create to stop the subloss?
People always use these subscription reports only as petty anecdotal evidence of positive or negative change based on something they wanted being or not being put into the game. That's pretty much their only function for anybody outside of a board room.
The funny thing is that people move on in life, grown up, or in cases pass on. This causes changing in subs and people thing its a big deal. Numbers change all the time and its going to when you have such a huge diverse game like WoW. Losing 1 million subs could mean they left, or had real life stuff and will be back or just simply stopped subbing and went to game cards. If you enjoy playing play and dont let this concern you. Alternately if you dont like playing leave and enjoy whatever else it is you like.