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 447 Comments
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    That's awesome! Definitely explaisn the huge ass launch issue. 10 million is 2 million away from WotLK at it's finest! It's funny how before the x-pac the shitstorm of doomsayers and negative nancies complaiuend about how lacking the x-pac was and how bad it'd be. Oooh, the sweet irony. Just proves that the complaining is always a part of the xpac cycle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    will obviously go down in the next few months tho
    Obviously it goes down over time, but this is the largest jump any expansion has experienced since WotLK, which is pretty well regarded as one of the best expansions. If Blizzard keeps it up like this, it may end up being another really good expansion.
  1. Amorac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    You know that isn't true right? Read the link if you doubt.
  1. AbsolutVodka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by glowpipe View Post
    its already down to like 8 mill with this terrible release. one week after and garrisons and dungeons still do not work
    Source? Or is your ass trying to talk?
  1. Ralgarog's Avatar
    lololol This is hilarious and awesome at the same time.
  1. Asmodias's Avatar
    Also note that this may not include all of the data from Asia.
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Slirith View Post
    it'll drop by 3mil in 6 months. Expansions always bring back subscribers.
    My thoughts exactly. Also funny that it's pretty much the same number as start of MoP.
    The jump is a lot higher than end of Cata though.
  1. MihaiKrieger's Avatar
  1. mmoc5bce492ecc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    Another one. No, they don't...

    OT: Awesome news! I am having a blast playing WoD, hoping they will manage to keep up such high quality over the course of the expansion. Go, Blizzard!
  1. mmoc89084f456c's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    I...didn't think this was possible.
    probably true Still, this is an *unprecedent* amount of returning player
  1. Samurai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    No it doesn't

    It is in the link

    World of Warcraft’ s Subscriber Definition
    World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet game room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees’ territories are defined along the same rules.
  1. Leat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Slirith View Post
    it'll drop by 3mil in 6 months. Expansions always bring back subscribers.
    No it doesn't, look at... Well any of the other expansions. There wasn't a huge increase or decrease when it released.
  1. tehpwner's Avatar
    And that's without the Korean and, more astonishingly, the Chinese numbers are in. That's quite the jump
  1. Vermicious's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Slirith View Post
    it'll drop by 3mil in 6 months. Expansions always bring back subscribers.
    Yup just like prior expansions where they gained 30% in a month or two... oh wait.
  1. MonsieuRoberts's Avatar
    It's almost like MoP was just a bad idea.
  1. Meurik'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 ?
    Well, if you go from having a steady 12 million players, to almost 7 million players, one would assume they might've scaled back on some of the hardware. Why pay for the uptime of hardware that wasn't being used? So it's possible that some of that hardware was used to deal with the almost 3 million additional players at WoD launch, as well as the purchase of additional hardware.
  1. Ralgarog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galathir View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Also funny that it's pretty much the same number as start of MoP.
    WoW gained 900k users during pre expansion MoP to MoP's second month.

    WoW gained over 3Million users not during pre-expansion MoP but during a month before and the first two weeks of WoD.
    The numbers there also do not include Asia for obvious reasons.
  1. Runeshear's Avatar
    Anyone else satisfied with this? At least thats a great reason for queues to me.
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Well, color me impressed. Nice job on getting people excited, Blizz.

    Guess this explains how the servers were exploding- everyone logging in at once. The
    servers in Wrath were fine because not everyone was logging in at the same exact time.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    And that isn't counting the East numbers, that's pretty crazy for a 10y old game. Congrats to the devs, they deserved it, the quality shows for sure.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Wait What?!, That means we are like only 2 Million from the peak & They gained 3 Million after that.

    Holy Shit!

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