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. arantes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xjev View Post
    Very wrong way of looking into data, the TBC->WOTLK data you are using is transition only in EU and US, Asia did not happen at that time, they got WotLK 1 year later. However MoP -> WoD all regions got the expo this week.
    The numbers for WoD do not include Asia which launched today - one week after the numbers were compiled.
  1. Exaelitus'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.
    That's because they started with numbers very close to 10 million. The actual expansion boost from MoP was nowhere near 3.2 million subscribers. In fact, this is hands down the sharpest increase in subscribers WoW has ever seen in such a short duration.

    Quote Originally Posted by SodiumChloride View Post
    Staying at 10 million on the other hand ...
    Yes, you can always come up with something more difficult. That doesn't mean that this has no significance. The other thing people are missing is the boost might not be finished. With people raving about garrisons, we might actually get a boost from the quality of the content.
  1. Crookids's Avatar
    This is the most fun I've had even just leveling in any XP. I love the new models too. Everything feels super crisp and polished.
  1. powerstuck's Avatar
    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.
    But why ??? /cry

    I enjoyed exploring the very high hill tops with my flying eye.
  1. Tatakau's Avatar
    Watching you lot get so upset and sore over WoW is a lot more fun than playing it, I've been here for years but only decided to sign up just to convey how utterly pathetic I think some of you are over how hurt you are when someone bad mouths the game.

    Looking at the published figures less than half of the, how shall I say it without upsetting people and triggering them... "subscribers" have bought the new expansion.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tatakau View Post
    Watching you lot get so upset and sore over WoW is a lot more fun than playing it, I've been here for years but only decided to sign up just to convey how utterly pathetic I think some of you are over how hurt you are when someone bad mouths the game.

    Looking at the published figures less than half of the, how shall I say it without upsetting people and triggering them... "subscribers" have bought the new expansion.
    Nice edit there.

    As for the stuff you removed, Asians don't buy their expansions, which accounts for quite a bit of the "missing" numbers.
  1. Tatakau's Avatar
    Point is still valid, an extremely large amount of people are hurt because of the lack of transparency.

    As to my edit I had a few typos, re-read it and thought you lot aint worth it. You'll cry and have their children regardless.
  1. DarkArchon's Avatar
    10 million subs, WoW is dieing guys

    Nice to see that nice increase in subs. Was what i was predicting that WoD will get them back up to Lich King numbers and bring back alot of the old school players..I believe people will still be coming in and the Q2 report will show them at about 12 million subs.
  1. Tatakau's Avatar
    Is this some sort of internal Blizzard forum ^
  1. mmoc93b0a7f85d's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    No, their active accounts number never includes free/trial accounts. It DOES include eastern pay-per-hour accounts that have been active in the last 30 days, though.
    Is this confirmed? Digital Spy says it includes free game trials.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/n...oWcL3xMIpOcLm9
  1. hrugner's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NigelGurney View Post
    Is this confirmed? Digital Spy says it includes free game trials.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/n...oWcL3xMIpOcLm9
    Did you link to the wrong source?
  1. Dastreus's Avatar
    Confused. Does anyone else notice it says December 2014 for the "spike"? Thinking these are projected numbers, not what's happened yet.
  1. mmoc3f25629bd0's Avatar
    and then they change the loot system.....

    -1
  1. Zervek's Avatar
    An endless cycle of people justifying subscribers to support their opinions. There is always an increase of subscribers for a new expansion. We'll see if they can hold them..
  1. nekobaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zervek View Post
    An endless cycle of people justifying subscribers to support their opinions. There is always an increase of subscribers for a new expansion. We'll see if they can hold them..
    Along with an endless cycle of players turning around and saying subs dont mater when it doesnt work in their favor.
  1. tiporispit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by atrixx View Post
    If I were you, I would call the SEC then. Since they are a publicly traded company - it is kinda illegal to cook the books.
    Every company on the planet cooks the books. They own the SEC. They lobbied in the wording of most of the regulations. Companies get to define terms like "subscriber" in-house. The SEC doesn't track whether 3 million of Blizzard's subscribers are trial accounts at any given time.
  1. Ichifails's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tiporispit View Post
    Every company on the planet cooks the books. They own the SEC. They lobbied in the wording of most of the regulations. Companies get to define terms like "subscriber" in-house. The SEC doesn't track whether 3 million of Blizzard's subscribers are trial accounts at any given time.
    Damn... the more you know. Wonder why no other MMO is at 10 mil subs if they can count trial accounts and announce as many subs as they want.
  1. Vexacus's Avatar
    3.3 m copies of draenor makes no sense. how can there be 6,7m subs without draenor
    must be a lot of people waiting till the storm is over to activate their copies.
    or you would almost think that almost all those 6.7 without draenor are battlechest accounts aka secondary accounts, farmbots or multiboxers
  1. Osmeric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tiporispit View Post
    Every company on the planet cooks the books. They own the SEC. They lobbied in the wording of most of the regulations. Companies get to define terms like "subscriber" in-house. The SEC doesn't track whether 3 million of Blizzard's subscribers are trial accounts at any given time.
    Dude. If corporations lie on such things, what they worry about isn't the SEC, it's shareholder lawsuits.
  1. FiveDkp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tiporispit View Post
    Every company on the planet cooks the books. They own the SEC. They lobbied in the wording of most of the regulations. Companies get to define terms like "subscriber" in-house. The SEC doesn't track whether 3 million of Blizzard's subscribers are trial accounts at any given time.
    Hint : Shareholders.

    They have rights if the company is being misleading and deceptive.

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