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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Courierrawr View Post
    So what? A decline is a decline, WoW's "golden age" is long over, the game is going to keep losing players, will you still be using that defense when it's down to 3 million players?
    Well at 3 million it would still be the largest active MMO...

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Mondroc View Post
    Yup, because it's true. You say that 9.6 million is a game dying.. What does that say for every other mmo out there? Already dead? Or is it purely on how fast you're going down not total numbers? Or are you just scewing things so you have an arguement? Hmm?
    Declining numbers is a game "dying" how long it takes is anyone's guess at this point.

    Are the other MMOs in a pretty good decline also? Some are yes, and those would be dying too.

  3. #23
    500k is huge, especially considering the 10 million number is hugely inflated. The 500k loss has to be in Europe/US, so a big deal.

  4. #24
    9.6 million subs after 8 years is insane, WoW isn't going F2P anytime soon

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    Why do I have a feeling that Morhaime will say that the majority of the subscriber losses occurred "in the East"?

  6. #26
    When this number falls to like.. 100 thousand people feel free to call it news.

  7. #27
    It is hard to say how much they have actually lost in terms of financial profit, as they post 9.6 million subscribers as a internal estimate.

    They might have lost 2 million EU/NA players and then gained 1.5 million Asian gamers, which would be a even bigger financial loss, because of how subscriptions work in f.ex China (pay per hour).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilon View Post
    Well at 3 million it would still be the largest active MMO...
    That is still online yea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garian View Post
    You are putting a positive spin on a huge loss.

    How many people do you think play in the U.S. and Europe? 2+ million respectively? Losing 1/4 of your market in one of those places is not something that you can just ignore.
    He's not putting a positive spin on a huge loss. Are you kidding?

    400k-500k is barely anything.

    Remember when they lost over a million subscribers in ONE quarter?
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    500k loss? Looks like WoW is dead oh well goodbye all i will miss you ima go play rift now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courierrawr View Post
    So what? A decline is a decline, WoW's "golden age" is long over, the game is going to keep losing players, will you still be using that defense when it's down to 3 million players?
    Every mmo is in decline. People quit and come back.. WoWs numbers are only bigger because they can be. If you only have 250k playing, losing 25k is around the same amount. You say WoW's golden age is over.. based upon what? At least it had a golden age.

    Also, i quit months ago so don't try throwing that fanboy crap at me.

  12. #32
    GOOD! Wotlk and Cata badies are leaving!

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Zokten View Post
    Declining numbers is a game "dying" how long it takes is anyone's guess at this point.
    It's numbers have declined and rose before.

    If anyone thinks 9.6 million is "dead" they really need to take a look at the rest of the MMORPG market.

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    And WoW is still 9.6 times bigger than it's closest competitor.

    Where's the news here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garian View Post
    A 500k drop in subs is huge. Especially if they are in the U.S. or Europe.
    They gained about a million when they released MoP, so the numbers are still higher than before MoP.

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    looking forward all the "wow is dying" posts. anyway, i actually expected a small drop, i thought maybe 1-200k. very surprised to see such a massive drop. i dont think its much to be concerned about, wow is what, nearly 10years old, it would have to be super amazing to retrain 12m subs at this age.
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  17. #37
    Oh noes, the game is dead. Considering GW2, this is hardly surprising and yet it's an amazing number, after 8 years running, it's simply incredible.

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    My prediction of 8 mil seems silly now.
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    queue the doomsayers

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    No big deal.

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