Haven't let my sub lapse ever. Simply too lazy to go through the motions of cancelling and re-subbing in phases of reduced activity. Instead I try to make use of my game time. There's still 1 or 2 legendaries I don't own.
same, I just subbed 6 months at a time for the past 5 years I think and done with it.
That'll shut up the doomcryers who keep saying WoW is dying because of being too easy, LFR, Legendaries for everyone, etc. WoW is doing just fine, thank you very much, and us players who appreciate the new direction WoW is going will continue to try to keep it going. Still going strong!!!! MoP is still showing great signs of being a success!
I normally don't side with the doomsayers, I want to play wow forever, however, I hope they absolutely fuck these forums up in Q1 when SoO is more than 4 months old and subs are down. I hope they choke these forums to death with wow is dead posts. Everyone lulzing because they (I) guessed subs would have gone down, you do realize there is a petty major precident for that, yes? Subs are on/have been on a steady slow downword slope and yet you trash talk the people who thought that would continue cause this is your one moment in the sun. I hope you all will not be able to open a thread without an army of doomsayers raping your eyes next time subs fall
I don't play anymore but always check mmo-champion weekly out of curiosity. I'm so happy that they've actually gained subs this quarter.
It's silly, but I really hope WoD has what it takes to bring back the WotLK sub numbers. I think with enough change in the right places they can completely counter the age of the game and get people back into it.
200k less subs scenario - Omg! WoW is dying!
No, it is not. It is still 7.600.000 subs higher than zero. Dead=zero. At most, WoW could be DECLINING, not dying.
Even if Blizzard would consider 2 million active subs as the threshold to call it quits, we're still far away from that mark.
200k more subs scenario - Omg! WoW is unbeatable!
Perhaps. Although +200k subs is a 2.6% increase from the previous mark, WoW still is 4.200.000 subs below its prime, which happened back in WotLK. WoW business model relies not only on copies sold, but on number of active subs.
This nothing but a storm on a teacup.
Waiting for the Q1 2004 report...