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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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. Wow's Avatar
    Mists started at 10m too how'd that go....
  1. mmocedbf46d113's Avatar
    This surprises me. I thought maybe 8-9 million, but 10 is definitely a surprise.
  1. StrayFox's Avatar
    The gains from MoP compared to WoD is laughable.
  1. turlockmike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daethz View Post
    There are a few million gamers like me, we fly through, gobble up content rapidly, get bored and find a new game.
    not as many as subscribed that's for sure. I'm seeing people on who I haven't seen for years.
  1. mmocedbf46d113's Avatar
    It's as high as it was when MoP was released, so it might just bounce back and forth between 7-10 million subs from now on.
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    Of course it's going to shoot up at an expansion launch.
  1. Lanesia'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
    If you think their model is better than ours, you definitely have no clue what you are talking about.
  1. Lazuli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tehpwner View Post
    And that's without the Korean and, more astonishingly, the Chinese numbers are in. That's quite the jump
    Expected nothing less, the lost subs were just dying to get out of pandaland and SoO did not help.

    Unlike most ppl here I waited almost a week before logging in, fully expecting constant DCs and lag. Plus I had no vacation time lmao. This expansion is worthy so far, I love it. Fuck you MoP and RIP in peace you disgusting joke panda race, may you forever rot. All is forgotten, all is forgiven.

    I rly hope Blizz pulled the story off in this one, cuz fucking orcs omg....

    At least pvp has been salvaged from the depths of shithole MoP and is very much enjoyable again thank GOD... sucked having to exclusively pve.

    10/10 would fuck gnome females lel
  1. Kezotar'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.
    Best? Absolutely not.
    It's better than MoP and Catalysm. Far from best. I farmed full PvP gear within 12 hours, and I have nothing to do at the moment. I do understand that the season hasn't yet started, however it doesn't justify me having nothing to do. Running BGs, the same BGs I've done since Vanilla? Fun.. To a degree. Ashran? First the couple of days, not so much anymore.
  1. Rielthas's Avatar
    That is sooo awesome!!! Big grats Blizzard. Such a great way to shut up all the naesayers who keep talking about subscriber loss as "proof" that Blizzard has destroyed WoW!!!
  1. mmoc0e82c355ee's Avatar
    I was really surprised by this bump. Well done, Blizzard!
    These numbers might show that WoD probably got some veteran players back besides new players, and that Pandaland was not that very well received by the playerbase. Good riddance, MoP. I won't miss you one bit. Now go and sit in the corner with Cataclysm.
  1. Yooginava182's Avatar
    It's funny cause so many people said "wow would barely reach 8 mill if they are lucky" wow is almost AGAIN at it's peak.. if they keep expansions like this ( cause this is an amazing expansion like damn ) it will get back up there.. from 6 mill to 10 mill is crazy!
  1. mmoc9804b1efc7's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kezotar View Post
    Best? Absolutely not.
    It's better than MoP and Catalysm. Far from best. I farmed full PvP gear within 12 hours, and I have nothing to do at the moment. I do understand that the season hasn't yet started, however it doesn't justify me having nothing to do. Running BGs, the same BGs I've done since Vanilla? Fun.. To a degree. Ashran? First the couple of days, not so much anymore.
    If you play mainly a pve game, where most of the content every xpac release is pve related, then ofc there is bound to be a gap in stuff that you can do...

    But pvp has never been about content for me, its been about the interesting arena matches :P I fully wish there was NO gear except cosmetic rewards from pvp, just basic sets with different stats, kind of like GW2 did it. I love PvP, but I also dislike the fact that gear matters over skill, not so much now, but later in an expansion this always becomes the standard, but with the removal of pvp power and resilience, I hope this will start to become a non-issue :P

    Also to people comparing it to MoP launch... Seriously? Read the damn thing, with Cataclysm we went from 12m to 9m, then jumped to 10m with MoP, then during mop it dropped down to 6.8m!!!, and then during a few MONTHS, it spiked back up to 10m!!... For a 10 year old game, that is beyond amazing, blizzard pulled in more players in a few months than most new MMOs hope for their final sub/player base to end up at ... Haha, seriously stop hating, WoD is amazing, and has certainly the potential to be the best xpac yet, I can clearly see that they pulled back a lot of old devs into WoW, because the quality is back to TBC/WotLK levels
  1. Klinios's Avatar
    The Lord of the MMOs: The Return of the King
  1. Honeyprime's Avatar
    WOW! I expected an increase, but not that much. Cheers Blizzard.

    But I think the real test will come as time passes, see how retention is and if they do patches and stuff better.
  1. varren's Avatar
    I am shocked. Then again not really judging by the horrible launch and ludicrous queue times. I told myself "the only way this is justified is if WoW is back at 10mil+ subscribers" and well, look at that.
  1. Mgann-Morzz's Avatar
    Yeah well that explains the queues for sure, I don't think they expected that, it honestly is unprecidented.

  1. Joycey's Avatar
    This is what I like to see,gratz to them!
    #wowisdead #godsavewow
  1. Valrath21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Henkdejager View Post
    This explains the crappy servers tho. Yet i do question, how did they manage to keep it up back in wrath ?
    I believe there may have been more servers back then, but I might be wrong. Wotlk's launch was even worse than WoD though because you waited for queues to play a laggy game, but in WoD it at least didn't lag.
  1. Flower Milk's Avatar
    I'm not surprised, WoD was definitely surprisingly worth coming back for. It's very much a step in the right direction and back to the original story, and away from stupid Pandas and stuff.

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