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. Maoli's Avatar
    "WoD MIGHT break 8 million subs... if lucky. I expect it to drop to 5 million by the end of the expansion"


    LOL at all the knobs.
  1. Brooxi's Avatar
    I canceled my account and got a refund on my preorder of WOD after I was prevent from playing by blizzard locking my server. I didn't preorder WOD to sit in a queue all day and be prevented from playing.

    I wonder how many others did the same.
  1. Daethz's Avatar
    There are a few million gamers like me, we fly through, gobble up content rapidly, get bored and find a new game.
  1. Grym's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Luccas View Post
    3.3m copies sold with 10m subscribers? What are the remaining players even doing in game?
    Rest are Asia sub which they don't have to buy expansions.

    EDIT: Asia market for MMO is pretty nice, they don't buy expansions, they don't pay subs, solely paid by hours played, so if you want to make money off them, you HAVE to make them wanting to play the game.
  1. Daethz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooxi View Post
    I canceled my account and got a refund on my preorder of WOD after I was prevent from playing by blizzard locking my server. I didn't preorder WOD to sit in a queue all day and be prevented from playing.

    I wonder how many others did the same.
    Good, and hopefully alot of people did, as it will make them more carful on launch in the future.
  1. Kalimonde's Avatar
    WoW numbers are not down, game quality and content is, in every aspect
  1. crisxxx's Avatar
    Damn it. Ah well by mid wod it will go under again
  1. Kalimonde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grym View Post
    Rest are Asia sub which they don't have to buy expansions.

    EDIT: Asia market for MMO is pretty nice, they don't buy expansions, they don't pay subs, solely paid by hours played, so if you want to make money off them, you HAVE to make them wanting to play the game.
    Good to know its free for some MILLIONS while I should pay 40 dollars and a subscription, HAHA no way
  1. Maoli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daethz View Post
    Good, and hopefully alot of people did, as it will make them more carful on launch in the future.
    Oh come on. How are they going to predict 2.5 million subs are going to come back? They made a prediction, they allocated enough resources for it, and then a ton more people then expected signed up. Servers were locked for a few days, big deal. Things are fine now and regardless of what you guys post on here, you'll likely sign right back up anyways.
  1. sfeeney37's Avatar
    Damn, 10 year old sub based game puts up xpac increase numbers that most games would kill for at launch.

    First time in almost four years that I happily talk to others about WoW, and it's because of WoD. I initially *hated* the boost to 90 idea but have seen about a dozen players in my guild return for the first time since WoTLK/Cata and use the boost to get right back into the swing of things. This is exactly what WoW needed, at exactly the right time. Here's to another 10+ years of fun!
  1. Xivilai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooxi View Post
    I canceled my account and got a refund on my preorder of WOD after I was prevent from playing by blizzard locking my server. I didn't preorder WOD to sit in a queue all day and be prevented from playing.

    I wonder how many others did the same.
    Honestly? I had a few issues, but I understood it was launch, and was okay with it. Now that I know they had such a huge influx of players, I'm even more okay with it. Now the game works great, and they even refunded the time for the laggy days.

    If you liked the look/feel of the game, go ahead and retry it, because so far at least, this expac is amazing and you should give it a try again.
  1. mmoc19ee780deb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooxi View Post
    I canceled my account and got a refund on my preorder of WOD after I was prevent from playing by blizzard locking my server. I didn't preorder WOD to sit in a queue all day and be prevented from playing.

    I wonder how many others did the same.
    Probably not many.
  1. mmocc02219cc8b's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grym View Post
    EDIT: Asia market for MMO is pretty nice, they don't buy expansions, they don't pay subs, solely paid by hours played, so if you want to make money off them, you HAVE to make them wanting to play the game.
    Wow, this probably would be SO much more expensive for me than the current model ^^"
  1. sfeeney37's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalimonde View Post
    Good to know its free for some MILLIONS while I should pay 40 dollars and a subscription, HAHA no way
    Easy fix. Move to Asia, pay by hour played. Have fun & good luck!
  1. wilki24's Avatar
    "you know trial accounts count as subs right? "

    No they don't. Read the press release about this, it clearly states what does and does not count.
  1. Taiiger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooxi View Post
    I canceled my account and got a refund on my preorder of WOD after I was prevent from playing by blizzard locking my server. I didn't preorder WOD to sit in a queue all day and be prevented from playing.

    I wonder how many others did the same.
    Your loss. lol

    The server issues are settling down now and the expansion has been the best since Wrath and might even be the very best.
  1. mmoc19ee780deb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daethz View Post
    Good, and hopefully alot of people did, as it will make them more carful on launch in the future.
    Can't really blame blizzard, generally companies have a fairly big margin based on supply of the previous similar event.
    (It really depends from company to company but generally it's between 150-200%. Rarely do they go higher than that).

    WoD was pretty much 3x of what MoP brought in, and I think that's very rare to happen, I mean did you expect it?
    (Going by the sub chart over the past 10 years, there's not even been a peak remotely close to it).

    Companies aren't gonna boost their supply/(capacity in this case) by 3 times, just to meet the initial demand.

    That's far too costly and it could backfire.. so they stick to the standard capacity calculations.

    Then there's also the thing, what if a big faction came back on launch day, there's no way to anticipate that.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ichifails View Post
    That picture is missing couple more games.
  1. Brooxi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trihara View Post
    Your loss. lol

    The server issues are settling down now and the expansion has been the best since Wrath and might even be the very best.
    Since you seem to think WOTLK was any good in comparison to vanilla/TBC I know I’m not missing anything good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xivilai View Post
    Honestly? I had a few issues, but I understood it was launch, and was okay with it. Now that I know they had such a huge influx of players, I'm even more okay with it. Now the game works great, and they even refunded the time for the laggy days.

    If you liked the look/feel of the game, go ahead and retry it, because so far at least, this expac is amazing and you should give it a try again.
    A few issues? .. lol

    Preventing the majority of your player base on multiple servers from playing isn't a “few issues”.
  1. PixelFox's Avatar
    Looking forward to seeing what WoD did to Wildstar's numbers. I bet a lot of former-WoW, current Wildstar, players dropped it in order to return to WoW.

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