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 446 Comments
  1. lolcats121's Avatar
    Wow! Holy fuck!
  1. therayeffect's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by littleman40 View Post
    Herecy! It surely is staged!

    Seriously though, that's 10 fucking million without ASIA (the most populated continent, mind you) That's awesome.
    No. That includes Asia, lol. Calm down. Their numbers have always included Asia.
  1. Tempur's Avatar
    And yet look at all of the little negative nanncies bitching and moaning on here yet about WOW's successes. Yet again proving the "pussification" of society hilarious
  1. SniperCT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tempur View Post
    And yet look at all of the little negative nanncies bitching and moaning on here yet about WOW's successes. Yet again proving the "pussification" of society hilarious
    They mean that WoD didn't launch in Asia until today, so that 10m doesn't include any corresponding increase in players in Asia. It just includes the previous non-WoD asian players.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendra View Post
    Yeah, yeah. We got it. You don't like the game.
    Salech is just doing damage control, just ignore him.
  1. Paula Deen's Avatar
    This thread, and 4chan, and everywhere.

    Its like the damage control is real.
  1. therayeffect's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Lol, the people finding ways to diminish this.

    Fun kick in the teeth to the people I've seen on this forum declaring that WoD would bring 500k back and go F2P with the launch of the next expansion which would also be the last.
    I thought it wouldn't ever get above 10M. I had hoped it wouldn't too, I want a better game to play. WoW is pretty boring. Seems WoW is going to be king for another 5 years again. I'm tired of garbage games trying to copy it, oh well. We'll see how many it holds on to though over the new months. I'm guessing everyone just VASTLY underestimated how much people hated Pandas. I'm not really sure where all these resubs came from either.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    It’s an amazing achievement.

    People will say “Yeah but MoP had 10 million too” but according to the long term downward trend that begun at the end of WOTLK, they were losing roughly 2 million subs per expansion start. Cataclysm had 12 million thanks mainly to WOTLK, MoP had 10 million.. the trend was WoD 8 million or less.

    And let’s not forget MoP had 6.8 million last year. So they’ve added 3.2 million subs in less than a year. That is phenomenal for a 10 year old game. Just look at how sharp that upwards line is on the graph.. you have to go back to the end of 2005 to find a jump that steep. Amazing.

    What does this tell us? WoW still has an amazingly strong and attractive foundation and if Blizzard can make true on their promise to keep the content regular and of a high quality.. they could be set for even bigger numbers.

    I get goosebumps imagining how this has gone down with Blizzard and in particular people like Chris Metzen. It’s also shown them their decision to put their MMO eggs back into the WoW basket was the right move.

    May the good times continue. Enjoy them folks.
  1. mmoc816f165761's Avatar
    October 2014 WoW is at 7,8M Subs! November 2014 WoW is at 10M Subs! Again you've done it Blizzard! Making an AMAZING expansion, thank you!
  1. willowe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoaric View Post
    I wonder if this'll actually happen; it'd be astonishing, really.
    The Asian Numbers aren't fully in.

    If Quality of Gameplay speaks of anything, Warlords of Draenor deserves 12.5 Million Subscribers or more. It's by FAR best MMO I've ever played. The leveling design was nothing short of perfect, the story, the garrisons, everything has been amazing, now that my Server isn't stuck with a Queue anymore. I just hit Level 100, and I'm actually in awe with this game again in a way I haven't been since Wrath (when I joined).

    Blizzard has made the perfect expansion, IMO.
  1. Tucci's Avatar
    Wooooooooo!
  1. Xar226'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
    They both work fine for me.

    And no, you're wrong, subscribers are now up to 100 billion. (If you get to simply make up new numbers without a shred of evidence, so do I.)
  1. Conscious's Avatar
    Launch boost, happens every expansion.

    How people are in shock and awe is beyond me. Look at the chart.
  1. willowe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Conscious View Post
    Launch boost, happens every expansion.

    How people are in shock and awe is beyond me. Look at the chart.
    Yeah cause a 50% subscriber jump isn't something to be in awe of.

    Especially when that 50% is the next 5 MMOs combined.
  1. Pachycrocuta's Avatar
    Well would you look at that. I honestly didn't think it would ever get this high again.

    Also, to those people saying they shouldn't do it yet since they need a q4 call: They ALWAYS give a subscriber number count 1-4 weeks after a new expansion rolls out, no matter when it happens in a quarter.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by willowe View Post
    #12millionorbust

    We can do this!
    Only 2 Million from the peak, but still to gain 2 million subs they would have to not only maintain the 10 million, but pull in more subs. We will have to see if they can do it.
  1. Lady Dragonheart's Avatar
    Awesome!

    Come on, East! Put the population higher than it has ever been!!
    Yay, subs! Show those naysayers!
  1. Sierro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xar226 View Post
    They both work fine for me.
    They're not working fine on EU-Ragnaros (and I'm guessing a lot of other high pop servers) as the Instance servers are full constantly.
  1. Sorthalis's Avatar
    And this is why my server has been fucked the past week. haha
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by willowe View Post
    The Asian Numbers aren't fully in.
    I know it, still would amaze me.

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