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. pateuvasiliu's Avatar
    Hail to the king
  1. Hollowness's Avatar
    No for long... world of grindlord is crappy expansion.. those number will go down very fast.
  1. choom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oranj View Post
    you know trial accounts count as subs right?
    They don't, and they aren't counted. It is made explicitly clear.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by willowe View Post
    Yeah cause a 50% subscriber jump isn't something to be in awe of.

    Especially when that 50% is the next 5 MMOs combined.
    Almost 50% they still need to get back to 12 Million, only 2 Million away.
  1. mmoc5b08c1f47c's Avatar
    I love these news, but the hopelessly failed launch and the fact that 1 week after launch it still takes me ~30 minutes to get into my garrison and dungeon finder not working will rout the subs so fast...a shame really, freaking great expansion, but the technical problems destroy it so far. I will stay anyway though
  1. Zathrendar's Avatar
    I'll check back in 6 months to see how it's doing. It's a very good result but lets see how many of those subs will translate into longer term ones.
  1. Nachturnal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hollowness View Post
    No for long... world of grindlord is crappy expansion.. those number will go down very fast.
    Based on... your personal feelings?
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoaric View Post
    I know it, still would amaze me.
    Are we sure this doesn't include China yet? If so than 12 Million Hype is possible.
  1. pandaman's Avatar
    I am about to sub again - and I have not had an active sub for maybe 5 years now!

    WoD just appeals so much to me, and I really want to experience no flying mount WoW one more time.
  1. SUH's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Slirith View Post
    it'll drop by 3mil in 6 months. Expansions always bring back subscribers.
    MoP didn't seem to bring anyone back.... LOL
  1. Varjo410's Avatar
    This reminds me of that one idiot thread a while back that predicted the death of WoW by 2016. It even had a nice little graph.

    The haters must really have their panties in a bunch at the moment.
  1. MrSerious's Avatar
    I wonder what would of happened if they didn't put stupid MoP and instead stuck to the core lore and went straight to WoD..

    13-14 million?
  1. SniperCT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pandaman View Post
    I am about to sub again - and I have not had an active sub for maybe 5 years now!

    WoD just appeals so much to me, and I really want to experience no flying mount WoW one more time.
    According to the release Asia just launched today and those numbers are from the 13th. So they don't include any increase from the Asian markets and honestly they don't include any new subs that came in on launch day or after.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tiporispit View Post
    Umm... so, they have 7 million subscribers... they sell 3 million copies of WoD and they suddenly have 10 million subscribers. That means one of two things.

    A. None of the current 7 million subscribers bought WoD.
    B. Current subscribers upgraded and 3 million people returned to play MoP.

    Think about it. I'm calling bullshit.
    two things

    A. Asia
    B. WOW is a very casual game, a lot of people don´t play every day, or maybe even every week. My guild is full of people who play a few hours once a week. They just have no reason to rush off to buy an expansion.
  1. sam86's Avatar
    I just want to understand, 3.3 million bought WoD, 6.7 million are doing what then ? Gold farming ? AFK in cities ?
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pandaman View Post
    I am about to sub again - and I have not had an active sub for maybe 5 years now!

    WoD just appeals so much to me, and I really want to experience no flying mount WoW one more time.
    Oh man look another person wanting to try no flying, you sir are welcome. I may like Flying. But the world looks amazing from the ground & you really don't notice having no flying as you can reach everything with a ground mount.
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arbs View Post
    Are we sure this doesn't include China yet? If so than 12 Million Hype is possible.
    From what I've been told, (so, I'm not sure) the data is from the release date. Asia
    released WoD after that.
  1. Axcel's Avatar


    I see a trend here..
  1. MrSerious's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SUH View Post
    MoP didn't seem to bring anyone back.... LOL
    nobody cared about panda's, but this expansion targeted new players and existing ones (esp the old BC crowd)

    If they bring in sargeras in the next xpac then expect subscribes to be at an all time high.
  1. Kioshi's Avatar
    Did someone say WoW is dead?

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