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 445 Comments
  1. mmocf89c8b0f36's Avatar
    Meh, it doesn't really say anything. We should wait for 2015' Q1 numbers. If they remain high, gz to Blizzard but I'll be dissapointed by players' gaming expectations.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    I'm actually suprised, thats quite a lot more than what MoP brought back (900k vs 3.4 million). I guess one of the biggest reasons is the free 90 boost, I know a lot of people who wouldn't even bother with the game if they haven't one. Now the question is if WoD will keep that 10 million subs.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Mark my words... This is only temponary...
  1. Kalimonde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sfeeney37 View Post
    Easy fix. Move to Asia, pay by hour played. Have fun & good luck!
    Easier, I do not pay at all, and move to another MMORPG game with better deals, content, quality. SWTOR for instance.
    Still I would be keen to resume playing WoW at lower prices
  1. SensationalBanana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Roudene View Post
    Meh, it doesn't really say anything. We should wait for 2015' Q1 numbers. If they remain high, gz to Blizzard but I'll be dissapointed by players' gaming expectations.
    If you are disappointed by the concept of subjectivity, the problem is with you and no one else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalimonde View Post
    Easier, I do not pay at all, and move to another MMORPG game with better deals, content, quality. SWTOR for instance.
    Still I would be keen to resume playing WoW at lower prices
    If I considered another mmorpg to be better in every way, I wouldn't spend any money OR time at all on the one I'm pissing on no matter if it became free. People sure are mysterious in their reasoning.
  1. Turaska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    will obviously go down in the next few months tho
    True - BUT! WOD hasn't been out for 1 month yet so these 10million subscribers are PRE wod numbers, you won't get the WOD numbers until after the first month of WOD. I'd wager 11-12mil.
  1. mmoc2469da80bf's Avatar
    Only thing they need to do is , keep the 10 million very happy and subscribed and they got a money cow for life .
    Easy or not ??
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Let's just say when Blizz release the next subs report then we will know.. Just interesting to see such a large jump in subs at any time which is good for them..
  1. mike2014's Avatar
    I
    Quote Originally Posted by Vishy View Post
    Where are your gods now doomsayers?
    there to busy making excuses and planing more end of wow papaganda.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paflodder View Post
    Only thing they need to do is , keep the 10 million very happy and subscribed and they got a money cow for life .
    Easy or not ??
    So very true the big task now will be keeping those subscribers happy which will be no mean feat especially with the "I want it now not yesterday" generation..
  1. Sinuviel's Avatar
    I'll throw out a wild statement here and tell you that I expect that number to rise even higher. Overall feedback on the expansion is very positive, and once the lag/queue/garrison problems are smoothed out, I'm expecting more players to come back and see what all the fuss is about.
  1. Nefastus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lusitan View Post
    Lol Blizzard is very clever with their PR machine.

    First a few days ago they release the following:



    Clearly, they based this view on the number of copies sold, the 3.3million.

    Today they come once again with PR bullshit saying that the subscribers are up to 10million at the day of the launch, 2.5 months earlier than the next Quarter Submission. just to tell the "ignorant" that this expansion as been a overwhelm success, lets see how many of those 10m actually stay by the end of the december, when the Finalcial quarter closes before releasing the fireworks.
    Also there is a LOT of games coming out these months, plus other MMos are getting expansion packs in december, SWTOR for example. Its not easy to keep people nowadays. Remember that until some years ago we were still stuck with the previous generation consoles and most had limited multiplayer options. Games released for consoles nowadays have a ton of multiplayer, some are based just around it.
  1. Toiran's Avatar
    Impressive, but let's be real, launch numbers are almost meaningless.

    Next Q is the important one.
  1. SodiumChloride's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grexly75 View Post
    Let's just say when Blizz release the next subs report then we will know.. Just interesting to see such a large jump in subs at any time which is good for them..
    This isn't any time though, this is the release of a new expansion. They had these numbers around the launch of MoP too base on the graph.

    Staying at 10 million on the other hand ...
  1. Wries's Avatar
    I'm going to guess that the next time we will see the numbers, it will be 9.2 million subs. Taking all bets!
  1. LordBalkoth's Avatar
    This does not prove that WoW is "back" it only proves that MOP was a steaming pile of doodoo as was said many times by many different people. WoD is definitely better than MoP. I remember Blizzard saying that "they wanted players to be out in the open more" This expansion is probably going to go down as World of Garrisoncraft. Definitely was worth buying and playing but the novelty of garrisons is starting to fall off and it will be up to interesting raid content to keep it going. Lore wise this expansion is a mess, just an effort to tap into "BC was the greatest" feeling. Personally, I feel Wotlk was the best expansion ever made for a variety of reasons. Personally I am glad MOP was a disaster, but it seems people at Blizzard realized you can't make expansions about April Fools' Jokes and be taken seriously.
  1. Souflikar's Avatar
    We all know that numbers climb at the beginning of an expansion, it's not a eureka moment so stop acting as if you're inspiring us all with some great discovery. Now, we are at the same numbers we we were at the beginning of MOP. However, the 10m subs now is more impressive because Blizz has overcome a significantly higher deficit of 1.7 million. Say what you want, that is a success! Sure, it may change but for this moment in time, WOD has done what it needed to do.
  1. mmoce2fa46bcbe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SodiumChloride View Post
    This isn't any time though, this is the release of a new expansion. They had these numbers around the launch of MoP too base on the graph.

    Staying at 10 million on the other hand ...
    MoP had a jump of 900k, WoD had a jump of 3.2 million.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    this is how it's going to be from now on.
    alot of people just play for a few weeks/months to see the new content and will then stop playing again until the next expansion. this also leads to the server overload on release day... hard to predict which realm will get how many players back.

    they'll probably adapt and release even less content patches...

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    at least that's how it is for me. after a few expansions i can't get myself motivated to get fully geared for a few raids, only for it to get useless again when the next expansion hits.

    but this will still generate alot of money for blizzard.
  1. Laerrus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    I'm actually suprised, thats quite a lot more than what MoP brought back (900k vs 3.4 million). I guess one of the biggest reasons is the free 90 boost, I know a lot of people who wouldn't even bother with the game if they haven't one. Now the question is if WoD will keep that 10 million subs.
    It has some potential of keeping them, both the questing and zone design are vastly more interesting and entertaining than they were in MoP. I'd say right on par with WoTLK, perhaps even better.

    If the beginning raids prove to be on a Karazhan or Ulduar level of enjoyment, WoD will definitely keep them.

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