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I predict by the time the next expansion launches, they'll be at 6 million
Long time coming.
It's only going to decrease until a new expansion is released. If you really think otherwise, you're deluded. Then it's a small increase and even steeper drop again.
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Its an interesting number. Part of me wonders if its the lack of dungeons. - which in turns makes me wonder how many players dont even do raid finder and once they are bored of the current endgame heroic dungeons they just call it till there are more.
Make the game immersive and addictive like it once was blizzard, and you might get more stable subscribers. At the moment it's just way too disposable, the grind too transparent with chore dailies etc. Also, league of legends is wildly growing in popularity over in china/taiwan/korea, that probably takes the biggest bite out of wow subscribers atm.
This game keeps losing more and more subs and people think the current Siting SW or Org and play World of Queue craft is actually an improvement. Blizzard may want to rehire the old talent back... Blizzard North, Matt Uelman etc.
Could be a random thought here, but maybe with North Korea going bat shit crazy, ppl over there are less worried about wow, and more worried about buying canned food and survival stuff atm. Or maybe its the lack of sexy bikini armor xD
Dosen't really surpise me, with the way they have handled wow since Cataclysme launch/End of ICC.
I'm still amased that the game keeps healthy after so many years trough! But when they refuse to merge servers, forcing people to pay transffers, have bad pvp balance, and all the daylie content that was so much fun, it was bound to be big.
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?
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further declines are likely. Had declines from the west and east
- I'd love to see more world exploration in the form of temporary "phased" events or one-off quests (repeatable or not). I posted a thread about it earlier
- More dungeons!
- Server transfers off the dead servers
- Better, balanced PvP that isn't insta-kills