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WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10

During the post-earnings conference call where Activision Blizzard unveiled Diablo III beta plans, there was also discussion of World of Warcraft subscription levels, noted by Kotaku. Word is the MMORPG, which was announced to have more than 12 million subscribers in October 2010, currently "only" has 11.4 million subscribers, which, after several hours of number crunching, the computer bank in the BlueTower says is a five percent drop off. Gamasutra notes that Blizzard president Michael Morhaime spoke of addressing this: "We need to be faster at delivering content to players," he says. "And so that's one of the reasons that we're looking to decrease the amount of time in-between expansions."

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24. Re: WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10 May 10, 2011, 08:46 heroin
I recieved a free 7 days for a new patch. I stopped playing a month after the last expansion. Since, I got the new expansion I bought a new laptop that kicks ass. Yesterday, I played WoW and I don't know but it's just lost it's magic on me. And I certainly loved it for years but it's seriously over. It definitely feels like on my server it's down a lot more than 5%. It definitely feels really fucking shallow at this point. Which is sad because I felt like it grew on me for years like a great minimalism album, like "In C" or "A Rainbow in Curved Air", or "On Land" - now it just feels like some Justin Beiber shite.

Not to be fanboiy but I do I enjoy Blizzard games and definitely think WoW could be tuned for a 1 mil audience that plays it for another decade if they tuned it well enough. They make really good competitive games compared to Valve. I'm not really into TF2, or Left for Dead though I used to love CS but that faded with time as well. It's funny though how people used to refer to WoW as work. Minecraft was the huge WoW killer for me and mostly what I do in that is sort of like repetitive work and it's more like minmalism. It's sort of like how I utilize audio apps to produce my music. It's really simple, yet really tedious... but it's rewarding and soothing, like an 0val album. Now, I can't even get through a fucking quest in WoW without feeling completely unconscious. The only way it'd be awesome if I were one shrooms or really really stoned - definitely not how I'd play a SC2 ladder game.

This comment was edited on May 10, 2011, 09:16.
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