I don't know how many of you watch live streams but surely some of you do.
TwitchTV is the biggest streaming site in the world and shows relatively what games remain the most popular among PC (console somewhat) gamers.
Now looking at that, WoW usually shifts from 3rd to 6th place among games. League of Legends is 99% of the time, the top game that is not uncommon that it has so many people.
So lets look at who live streams now, nearly all are western players. Since the start of MoP more live streamers have appeared which has brought the current views up tremendously from Cata. (Cata was almost always ranked between 10 and 15 in views.) As also a member of the Starcraft community our main way of telling how many players are playing that game is by live stream views. I don't think this is what WoW players do but maybe it should be. Since most sub losses are east and WoW has only gone down slightly in views since the launch of MoP. Maybe the situation in Western WoW isn't really as bad as you might think. Blizzard clearly has some choices to make but for now do not take the sub losses as the immediate death of WoW because it still remains mostly unchanged in the west over the course of live streaming history. What do you guys think?