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8-25-2008 @ 2:12PM
Is that 11 million players or 11 million accounts? Is that including only active accounts?
8-25-2008 @ 2:17PM
Blizzard's numbers are based on active (IE: first 30 days with a boxed copy, or current paid for subscription) accounts. Trial accounts and cancelled ones aren't included (but 'cancelled' acutally means paid time is up).What bugs me about recruit a friend is that as far as I can tell, far more people are using it to create second accounts to level alts faster (and get a special mount) then actual new people are signing up for the game.
8-25-2008 @ 3:22PM
blizz announced milestones every 90 days. its last however was 11 million over 220 days ago. wow stopped growing.wowcensus puts the count for total characters at 6,846,029and that includes alts and banks and trial accounts etc for eu and north america.its not accurate but at least when blizz announced it had 11 million subscribers wow census showed about 13 million characters.do the math.blizz is in panic mode. hence recruit a friend, no press releases on milestones, hurried progress in LK and the most obvious is "when its ready" is not as used as it used to be. they are more interactive with the population as far as the progress.
8-25-2008 @ 4:34PM
PROTIP: Over half of the WoW market is contained within Asia alone. WoWcensus does not take data from Asia. You do the math.
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