Additionally everyone would expect a stock jump with year end reports, you only have to look back at the trends of their stocks over the last 4-5 years and can easily see a jump each time the year end reports are issued.
Cant believe I am bothering to reply to a BenBos post as I know any form of intellectual converse is out of the question with his one track close minded Blizzard can do no wrong white knighting crusade.
First of all, I don't know anything or care about some stocks or whatever, I couldn't even pretend I do. But I find it funny how when stocks drop, people attribute it to how shitty WoW has become and how people are quitting IN MASSES, and now that the stocks went up, people say how it has nothing to do with WoW.
And considering what banks and the stock marked brought to us in the last few years in burning money and loss of jobs, I can even understand this obsession less. i would expect that all of us hip young gamers give these numbers a fat middle fingers cause NONE of us is getting any richer off this.
Don't you guys get it? Everything bad that happens is because of ActivisionBlizzard. Everything good that happens has NOTHING to do with ActivisionBlizzard.
Hell, if it wasn't for WoW being so terrible, stocks could be up 20%!
"WoW is dead, Diablo 3 is a huge failure, Activision sucks, etc".
First all these games that contributed to this record revenue were ALL slaughtered on Metacritic users. COD 2.2, D3 4.2 and MoP 4.5 ... /10.
Secondly: Because - as I said DAYS ago - subscriptions and market position is FAR more important than so called in game issues by some forum dwellers.
And the stock traders see the market first. (WOW as the only one left with decent subs and COD and D3 setting records in sales).
It proves that forum dwellers and trash talkers ... are living in a kind of vacuum without much reality checks. That reminds me of that young MBA student who predicted stocks would crash (which made me reply I now understand why some stock traders steal your hard earned money).
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-02-08 at 10:23 PM.
Blizzard knows in his heart that maintaining subs on an MMO is no easy task by itself, especially the amount they have. Daddy activison is little interested though. Sure he's not disciplining his son for being bad, but he is hardly the pride of the family right now.. his success is old news
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Last edited by grisset; 2013-02-08 at 10:40 PM.
If there's one thing World of Warcraft players hate more than people who don't play, it's people that do play but not as much as them.