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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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18. Re: WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10 May 10, 2011, 02:21 Yifes
 
FloorPie wrote on May 10, 2011, 01:28:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2011, 23:07:
Doombringer wrote on May 9, 2011, 22:51:
. WoW is 6 years old, you're going to see some drop-off in subscribers.
It's not so much the age, but the fact that they screwed talents so badly that everyone is cookiecutter, and the content is mediocre.

Yup. Mediocre content, increased difficulty combined with running the same dungeons/raids over and over again loses its charm.

Weren't people all complaining that the last expansion was too easy? Now they're complaining that the game is too hard. And cookiecutter classes + mediocre content that you run over and over again....

....basically nothing has changed.
 
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