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WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again

GamesIndustry International has further details on sales of the Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft, Blizzard's MMORPG. They say the add-on has now sold over 2.7 million units, and the game's subscriber count currently tops the 10 million mark over the summer.

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14. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:43 sauron
 
Kythlyn wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 11:12:
The biggest problem with Panda is Guild Wars 2. Going back to a quest log from dynamic questing is jarring.

Yeah, I played FFXI for 8 years on and off up until June of this year. Loved it to pieces. But after playing GW2, I'm hooked. The design is so good, there's no way I could ever go back to a more traditional MMO. It would be like going back in time.
 
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13. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:41 Creston
 
It'll be interesting to see how fast the subscriber rates falls again once those 2.7 million people have played through all the content.

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12. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:37 PropheT
 
Kythlyn wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 11:12:
The biggest problem with Panda is Guild Wars 2. Going back to a quest log from dynamic questing is jarring.

Not to me it isn't. The only change is that instead of picking up the quest from a single person you just get the quest when you walk into the area. It doesn't feel any different from the standard heart quest.

Once I got to mid-level the DE's were few and far between and there wasn't anyone around to do them anyway. After about level 25 or so you've seen most of the different quest types and the number of events falls off to the point where you're just hammering out quests like any other MMO.
 
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11. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:34 Frijoles
 
Kythlyn wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 11:12:
The biggest problem with Panda is Guild Wars 2. Going back to a quest log from dynamic questing is jarring.

The two biggest things I wish they'd take from GW2 is getting rid of mob tagging and instanced nodes. I really hope they make that change for Titan. I also enjoyed using Dodge in GW2, which you can kind of use on the Monk character.

A lot of WoW quests are still the boring kill X quests. But they break that up from time to time with unique quests. For example, sniping Hozen so your Dwarf buddy can infiltrate an enemy camp. You just don't see those types of quests in other MMOs. Dynamic events are still "go here and kill X, escort Y, or harvest Z."

I still love GW2 though. WoW cities have nothing on Divinity's Reach.
 
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10. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:31 Mr. Tact
 
Ha! That prompted me to check IGE -- $50 gets you just over 20k gold these days.  
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9. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:23 Trevellian
 
Not even 3 million Pandaria sales but 10 million subscribers. Well. Guess we know how many accounts are gold farmers now. 7 million!  
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8. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:21 RailWizard
 
I was there at launch. I was there for TBC. I was there for WotLK.

Pandas have zero pull. Less than zero actually. If WoW was suddenly F2P, I really doubt I'd bother to even try it. The ball is dropped.
 
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7. No subject Oct 4, 2012, 11:16 NoyzRulz
 
I didn't like GW2 much. No disrespect but I bought Mists and been enjoying it. If memory serves I did see a couple of dynamic quests in the early Monk stages but I would like to see a combination of typical quests and dynamics quests and the answer is so simple:

All Blizz needs to do is replace ANY grind quest (kill 15 birds, 15 pigs and 15 wolves) with a simple dynamic quests.
 
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6. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:16 Verno
 
I passed on this one, too much stuff to go through and returning to a paid sub game feels weird. Maybe next time, we'll see. I had no interest in the story and Pandaren aren't a big draw for me so hopefully next time they go with something else.  
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5. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:12 Kythlyn
 
The biggest problem with Panda is Guild Wars 2. Going back to a quest log from dynamic questing is jarring.  
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4. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:10 Blackhawk
 
deqer wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 11:04:
You all got suckered back in? lol. I feel sorry for you. Have fun playing/paying your MMO.

"<Blizzard> Here's a cookie."
"<Players> Okay! *RESUBSCRIBES*"

So... people who like what you don't like are suckers? Please, give us a list of what we're allowed to be entertained by. Can I watch Firefly? Do you like it enough for me to enjoy it without being a fool? Can I enjoy white wines, or do you only like reds?
 
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3. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:04 deqer
 
You all got suckered back in? lol. I feel sorry for you. Have fun playing/paying your MMO.

"<Blizzard> Here's a cookie."
"<Players> Okay! *RESUBSCRIBES*"
 
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2. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 10:54 Frijoles
 
I know people will bitch, but Mists is awesome. They did an outstanding job on quest and zone design, and the monk class is a lot of fun. Most of my guild has returned and we're hoping to start raiding soon.  
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1. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 10:51 nin
 
2.7 is still lower then previous expansions...

 
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