WoW Up to 10 Million Subscribers
This afternoon Blizzard released the subscribers count as of November 13, 2014. This is up 2.6 million from the Q3 2014 call that listed WoW at 7.4 million subscribers.

Warlords of Draenor has sold over 3.3 million copies so far, up from 1.5 million pre-ordered in August.

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Garrison Campaign Quests Active
Garrison Campaign quests are now active and the one you get each week appears to be random.

One option you may get is from Khadgar's Servant in your garrison, which sends you to Shadowmoon Valley for a short quest chain that rewards Sargerei Disguise (which is not a Toy).



Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - November 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Stables Level 2: Characters should now be immune to being dazed while riding their mounts.
  • The Forge Level 2: Solace of the Forge should now correctly only be usable while outdoors in Draenor.
  • Trading Post Level 2: Players should now be able to gain reputation with the Sha'tari Defense or Laughing Skull Orcs.
  • Outposts
    • Nagrand Tankworks: Wor'var Demolisher and Telaari Siege Engine now deals less damage against other players.

Classes
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Camouflage's stealth effect should now be reapplying correctly when the Hunter and their pet are stationary.
  • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Prismatic Crystal when conjured, should now correctly last for its full duration.
  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Totemic Recall should now correctly refund the mana cost back when used.
    • Elemental
      • Earthquake can now only Stun a target once per cast.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Resolved an issue where Glyph of Eye of Kilrogg was incorrectly allowing Eye of Kilrogg to fly while on Draenor.

Quests
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Tricks of the Trade: Characters that have undergone a faction change can now complete this quest if they had already completed it on the opposite faction.
  • Spires of Arak
    • Assault on Skettis: Increased the drop rates for Talon Key. Additionally, Apexis Sol-Mender, Glowing Energizer and, Stalwart Warden should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Bonus Objective: Bladefist Hold: Increased the spawn rates for Brood Mother Xylax, Bagdoth Goredrinker, and Val'dune Fleshcrafter.
    • Sol Sisters: Sol-Shaper Veoryx should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
  • Garrisons
    • Characters visiting someone else's Garrison should no longer be incorrectly seeing another player's daily quests.
    • Gladiator's Sanctum: Nemesis quests should no longer be incorrectly removed from the player's quest log if they log out while the building is under construction.
    • Goren Invasion!: Adjusted a number of spawn points so the invaders should no longer get stuck in Garrison buildings.
    • Scraps of Iron (Dwarven Bunker/War Mill): Completing the quest should no longer remove more Iron Horde Scraps than needed.

World Environment
  • Increased the number of situations where items and abilities slowing the player's falling speed could be used while in outdoor environments.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Graveltooth should now be using their inside voice to shout at players in the area instead of shouting at the entirety of Nagrand.

Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
  • Reduced the item level requirement to queue for Normal difficulty Grimrail Depot, Shadowmoon Burial Grounds, The Everbloom, and Upper Blackrock Spire to 595 (down from 600).
  • Upper Blackrock Spire
    • Orebender Gor'ashan: Mobs from other parts of the Dungeon should no longer be joining the fight during the encounter.
  • Challenge Mode
    • Aviana's Feather should no longer be usable while in a Challenge Mode dungeon.
  • Proving Grounds
    • Statistics for Basic Healer (Endless) should no longer be incorrectly displaying under Basic Tank (Endless).

PvP
  • Increased the amount of players that can be in Ashran to 150.
  • [Requires a realm restart.] Primal Combatant PvP trinkets awarded from Gold Strongboxes should now contain stats that are more appropriate for the character's specialization.
  • Primal PvP trinkets should now be eligible to grant players the Gladiator's Distinction set bonus.
  • Primal Honor PvP gear should now correctly have a set bonus.

Items
  • Gnomish Net Launcher now has a level 91 requirement to equip and provides a more appropriate bonus to Versatility.
  • Invisibility Field's effect is now on a shared cooldown with other invisibility effects.

Bug Fixes
  • Resolved an issue where Draenor Perks for characters may sometimes not be saving correctly.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Up to 10 Million Subscribers started by chaud View original post
Comments 446 Comments
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Jabberwock View Post
    So there's something around 6.7 million subscribers who don't have and aren't playing Warlords of Draenor (since they say they've only sold 3.3 million copies of the expansion)?

    Also, I like how they set the date of the report on November 13th, not a few days after when people ended their subscriptions out of frustration.
    dude, give it up.. probably even the mod of the subredit didn´t unsubscribe because of 1 or 2 days of bad servers. They gave 5 free days, I am sure anyone that did put in their cancel notice was also still playing by the time the servers were fixed and the 5 days came out. At the end of a few weeks, nobody remembers the first day.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sam86 View Post
    I just want to understand, 3.3 million bought WoD, 6.7 million are doing what then ? Gold farming ? AFK in cities ?
    Asia doesn't buy expansions & their are alot of people who play WoW & don't have the expansion yet. I know like 4 people who havn't bought the expansion yet, I ask them why. But they say they are in no rush. Can't argue with that.
  1. Pancaspe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrSerious View Post
    nobody cared about panda's, but this expansion targeted new players and existing ones (esp the old BC crowd)

    If they bring in sargeras in the next xpac then expect subscribes to be at an all time high.
    Subs at start of MOP 10 Million
    Subs at start of WOD 10 Million

    Yup, nobody cared about Pandas.
  1. mmocd8f86ed6f0's Avatar
    could anyone take the time to explain the positive difference between 7.5m subs and 10m subs ?
    All I have experienced so far is queue times, broken servers and a major part of the game (Garrisons) which feels for all the world like it is still in early beta with all the crashes.
  1. TheBaron87's Avatar
    The Pandaren are sadly underrated
  1. mmoc3f25629bd0's Avatar
    Strange numbers.

    7.5mill in MoP
    3.3 mill WoD sales
    =
    10 mil in WoD......

    I think you really have to question if subscribers = players.
  1. mmoc903ad35b4b's Avatar
    Seems WoD is very successfull.

    Here i stand, losing my religion.
  1. Grym's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Houyi View Post
    I think you really have to question if subscribers = players.
    Why would they care if 1mil or 10mil people play the game as long as 10mil people pay for it?

    Sub number > player number
  1. hrugner's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsjel View Post
    This reminds me of that one idiot thread a while back that predicted the death of WoW by 2016. It even had a nice little graph.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...68/wowsubs.png
    The haters must really have their panties in a bunch at the moment.
    As someone who is probably on the hater side of things, not really. This level of success is well into the "I'm not even mad, that's amazing" territory. I'll bet the people who thought the panda theme wasn't driving people away are probably struggling though.
  1. SniperCT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Houyi View Post
    Strange numbers.

    7.5mill in MoP
    3.3 mill WoD sales
    =
    10 mil in WoD......

    I think you really have to question if subscribers = players.
    Asian markets don't purchase expansions. We always see 2-3million expansion sales in the first week.
  1. Lawlhero's Avatar
    Looks like Warlords of Draenor battle rezzed Mists.
  1. snackfeat's Avatar
    10 mil subs and 3.3 mil wod copies sold. I call bs on 77% of wows population playing old expansions.
  1. Bisso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Houyi View Post
    Strange numbers.

    7.5mill in MoP
    3.3 mill WoD sales
    =
    10 mil in WoD......

    I think you really have to question if subscribers = players.
    Now that MoP comes with WoW standard. I can see people returning, going through the past expansions/MoP, before buying the expansion. It's only 6 days old after all.
  1. Valoruum's Avatar
    I think most people give the expansion a chance, and then if the quality is there, they stay. In Cata, the quality wasn't there, and subs were lost. In MOP, an expansion I rather liked, there was just something that didn't "click" and subs were lost.

    Thus far, WOD seems different to me. It feels like there's something "clicking."
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Holy crap, that's just insane. I'm honestly quite shocked.

    Good for you, Blizzard!
  1. madmanx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrSerious View Post
    nobody cared about panda's, but this expansion targeted new players and existing ones (esp the old BC crowd)

    If they bring in sargeras in the next xpac then expect subscribes to be at an all time high.
    Pandaria is possibly the best xpack to date. It had good raiding and amazingly well thought out themes that were carried out to perfection. A lot of people didn't care for the Chinese feeling but..... Also, I didn't see anyone at all complain about the decidedly Scandinavian feel of WOTLK and it has even less to do with WoW than China so what was really the problem here?

    I like WoD so far but....I see a slump coming up if you do not raid or pvp heavily (land a vast majority of players do not). We will simply run out of things to do. It just feels very scripted and controlled and that doesn't last long.
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by snackfeat View Post
    10 mil subs and 3.3 mil wod copies sold. I call bs on 77% of wows population playing old expansions.
    Asia doesn't buy expansions.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoneseek View Post
    Why do people care about this? sub numbers are always posted all over the place in wow. I played UO for 6 years prior to wow and never had any idea what the sub numbers were, or cared. I still don't care, but its interesting to see how many people do. I'm still curious about why people care.
    I played UO for 6 years up until WOW also. Back then, we certainly were all over sub numbers. They were used all the time in the Trammel vs Felucca wars. Back then even a 10,000 subscriber increase was used as ´proof´ that something worked well in the game.

    I won´t say this for WOW, but for every other MMORPG, subscription numbers matter a great deal because they usually indicate the loss of dev jobs, which you saw with Wildstar recently. When subs start to fall, it takes only a few months until the layoffs come.
  1. Gimlix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    you know they dont right?
  1. SteveRocks's Avatar
    Wow is Dying they said....Will never return to the game they said..

    It warms my soul to know all the cry babies and doomsayers are reading this now and feeling like idiots.

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