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    WoW Down to 8.3 Million Subscribers

    WoW Down to 8.3 Million Subscribers
    Activision Blizzard's press release states that World of Warcraft is down to 8.3 million subscribers. This is a loss of 1.3 million, down from 9.6 million last quarter. Most of the loss came from the East once again.

    • Blizzard expects to have less subscribers at the end of the year than they do today.
    • Most of the decline in subscribers came from China.
    • There has been less engagement by casual players.
    • Blizzard is going to work on improving the experience for returning players.
    • Blizzard All Stars and Titan will not be released in 2013 according to the slide below.
    • Heart of the Swarm was the #1 PC game of the quarter, selling 1.1 million copies in two days.
    • There has been increased competition with F2P games in Asia.
    • Players consume content faster and subscribe and unsubscribe as new content is added.

    Last edited by chaud; 2013-05-10 at 06:55 AM.

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    Epic! Huntardicus's Avatar
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    I can't really say I was expecting such a big drop... yikes. Kinda strange considering the game is only improving over past content.
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    Ouchhh didn't expect this. (even though I quit a few weeks ago too)

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    WOW... That was a drop indeed!!!

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    Maybe now they'll finally merge dead servers, fix unbalanced ones and give us cross-realm arena. They won't do it until last minute tho...
    Last edited by Baracuda; 2013-05-08 at 08:57 PM.

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    High Overlord Tureni's Avatar
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    Queue the "RARARAAAR WOW IS GNA END SOON" crowd

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    I knew it... I'm sorry to those who wanted to see the numbers go up or wanted something better, but all those arguments I made about WoW being nothing like it used to be and people quitting because they're sick of what WoW has become... Wow it really does feel good to be right, i never doubted myself, but damn I was right.
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    Holy shit what a drop!

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    that's only natural, wow will keep bleeding subs until next xpac

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    WOAH! Way bigger drop than I ever wouldve expected.

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    Oh no not 8.3 million subscribers! Wow is totally dead now guize!

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    If you think this game is "improving" you are completely delusional

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    High Overlord Stroved's Avatar
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    That's a pretty big drop. Jeez.

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    Considering WoW had 10 million at the start of MoP, the expansion is being horrible subscriber-wise...
    The nerfs were merely a setback, and you knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargerus View Post
    that's only natural, wow will keep bleeding subs until next xpac
    Maybe they will lose until next xpac but this have been a big loss

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    note how they say the east. which for some reason to me sounds like they are cracking down on those gold farmers.

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    Holy crap that is a big drop.

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    I don't care how many are playing the game, as long as they don't shut it down and turn off the lights lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    I knew it... I'm sorry to those who wanted to see the numbers go up or wanted something better, but all those arguments I made about WoW being nothing like it used to be and people quitting because they're sick of what WoW has become... Wow it really does feel good to be right, i never doubted myself, but damn I was right.
    Get over yourself. The MMO market in general is shrinking. What accounts for slumping numbers for newer games ? If your theories are so accurate.
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