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 447 Comments
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    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.
    Ironic that you say wotlk was the best expansion despite during wotlk/cata tbc was considered the best :S Hell the entire reason for making dungeons hard in 4.0 was because people hated wotlk dungeons so much :S
  1. HoopyHobo's Avatar
    Why does it say December 2014 when you mouse over the last dot?
  1. Spiralphoenix's Avatar
    The 10 million chart point shows December 2014, should it not be november?

    It is the same number as it was at release of MOP, but keep in mind it also jumped up from a much lower number this time around. Almost 3x the increase.

    Looks like their biggest subscriber jump since June 2005
  1. BenBos's Avatar
    I remember all the "usual suspects" (read hate trolls) in my sweet dream tonight ...


    And btw : those dudes will need to learn to draw NEW GRAPHS into the future.

  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    Incorrect this had been a subject & debunked number of times. The Free Month is only counted if you bought the Battle Chest & your account is considered Standard Edition.

    Toke this right from the press release post.

    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. mmoce73b22e860's Avatar
    0 to 100 Real quick whole guild on that real shizzz
  1. Pann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    I remember all the "usual suspects" (read hate trolls) in my sweet dream tonight ...


    And btw : those dudes will need to learn to draw NEW GRAPHS into the future.

    Bet you wish you'd not sold all your stock now?
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HoopyHobo View Post
    Why does it say December 2014 when you mouse over the last dot?
    Chaud will fix it eventually or their is a reason, he will prbly explain it.
  1. Keyboard Champion's Avatar
    But...but wow is dead. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD!!! THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!
  1. mmocde15d96b6b's Avatar
    haters getting BTFO
  1. mmoc5a65aaa171's Avatar
    Well, there were fucking adds on the big TV channels in the Netherlands even so yeah, Blizzard got the word out I suppose.
  1. Azurenys's Avatar
    Notice it was the exact same thing when MoP launched. It's shown in that very chart.
    Don't get your hopes up, it's all nice and shiny atm
  1. Pancaspe's Avatar
    WOW has at least 20 years left.

    The movie could drive Subs to new records.
  1. Zka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    I'm sure that suddenly millions felt the urge to trial...
  1. subanark'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
    Wait, what? I haven't seen any issue past the first day of playing (didn't play day 2). Been playing every day since Saturday. Dungeons have been fine. Garrisons have been fine, maybe a few minor design tweaks, but no major bugs.
  1. Xjev's Avatar
    Cool I was sure Blizzard would announce numbers soon since they are going up and we won't have to wait for the next quarter report.

    This chart shows subscription number world wide but expansion release dates are only EU, US base not asian dates... For example Asia with a lot of subs back then was still in TBC when we were in WotLK.
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pancaspe View Post
    WOW has at least 20 years left.

    The movie could drive Subs to new records.
    Only if it's good.
  1. Roxy Ilithya's Avatar
    Ouch, MoP brought numbers down to the lowest it had been since 2006/7!

    Glad its rebuilding, WoD is worth it...when you defeat the loading screen world boss that is
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    That certainly explains why the servers all crapped out upon WoD's launch.
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baneleaf View Post
    Well that explains the queue times.
    Long queue times are most likely due not to overabundance of players, but rather extreme lack of (tanks).
    Not enough time has passed for there to e sufficiently geared players for heroics. But I won't completely ignore the fact that the increasing amount of players is most certainly contributing to bloat. But it's also technically balancing out as there are more people to queue up with.

    EDIT: I just realised you were probably referring to the server queue times. :|
    I honestl didn't experience them bearly as bad as others because I'm on a low-medium population server.

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