8.3 million for a game which is nearly a decade old is mind-boggling really. Subs will drop, there's only so long people can enjoy what is fundamentally the same game. I kind of hope subs continue to shrink so there's greater incentive to merge all the low-pop and badly balanced servers into more robust, dynamic populations. I think WoW has reached a point where the size of the player base is doing more harm than good to the game.
If we can see it drop to ~7 million or so that could be for the best.
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It's almost like this game is 8.5 years old.
Kennyloggins - retired
until the game drops below 100k subs i doubt it will stop being produced
what have we learned about opening threads about sub losses? opinions are like....oh wait am i aloud to say that? well, everyone has one. even the people who quit WoW but can't seem to leave the forums when this kind of stuff pops up. 8.3m is still a huge number. anyone who says otherwise is just trolling. look at the facts, the game has been around for years, and has had MILLIONS of subs for most of those years. WoW is far from dead.
oh boy, better run and hide before the "WOW IS DYING!!!! I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!" threads start poppin' up everywhere.
Compared to Cataclysm, it's much better.If you think this game is "improving" you are completely delusional
Compared to Wrath, less so. I know lots of people will disagree, but I am prefering MOP to TBC. Seriously, I'm not even sure what I did during TBC, I didn't raid. Did a few BGs and dungeons a week (when I could find a tank which wasn't always possible), and the sunwell dailies.
Which isn't all that different to my experience now, only I managed to find a fairly laid back once-a-week raid group in WOTLK and have stuck with them ever since.
For me, WOTLK was the peak, but I really don't think MOP is that far behind. The biggest criticsm I have of the game is that after so many years it is all getting a bit... samey.
Anyone else think Jaime Lannister only has the Kingslayer title because he was just too lazy to kill the king on heroic mode?
Man, i unsubscribed couple of days ago... i was getting tired of my server, friends diminishing, and how raiding has been. Don't get me wrong though ToT is one of the best raids ever in WoW, but heroic mode content for me is too grindy for me to enjoy now.
5.3 in May according to the call. Honestly, who cares how many people from China/Korea quit the game?
Of course the subs are declining. More and more morons are leaving the game. They're just not leaving the forums, for whatever reason.
Maybe when WoW is down to 1-2 million subs Blizzard can finally stop with the "must please all" attitude and develop WoW in the way that made it great once more. Rewarding every little action, caps, and queues weren't what made it great.