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5-07-2009 @ 9:17PM
Wow might have got an increase from Asian players but I bet there is a drop in US & Oceanic players.
5-07-2009 @ 9:28PM
What leads you to think that, if I may ask?
5-08-2009 @ 2:06AM
"What leads you to think that, if I may ask?"Well I don't know about the U.S but where is the oceanic love? A few months back I heard some U.S players get 0 ms. I thought the person who told me was joking.An oceaning player with a good connection would get about 300-600 ms and someone with a bad connection would get over 1000 (I personally have played wow with 20,000 latency)U.S servers have been around for a while now - When do we get REAL servers? :(
5-08-2009 @ 3:17AM
That goes for Euro too...People are bored out of their Skulls with the Content + Lags.The Numbers will prolly drop pretty soon.
5-08-2009 @ 4:18AM
I'm amazed the OP didn't get down rated for using that name.
5-08-2009 @ 9:20AM
@ Knopperz and everyone else bitching.It's amazing how simply minded some people views of the world is that they can't see anything outside of their very limited sphere of interaction.So you think because you and your "hardcore" friends aren't enjoying WoW and are bored with the game that that can be the *only* reason for the evening out of subscriptions? Are you kidding me?1) Many people seem to forget that back in Vanilla WoW, there was one point where we went nearly a year without any new content. And people were whining and bitching about a lack of things to do back even more than they are now.The subscriptions didn't drop.Here's a suggestion; if you don't like the game anymore, stop playing, or just cancel your account until something new content *does* come out.Many of you sound like drug addicts who are desperate for a hit but realise that the drugs don't give that same hit they did the first few times you took them, yet you keep taking them hoping that it will.2) We're in the middle of an worldwide economic recession, the worst the world has seen in almost 80 / 90 years. The fact that the game has even managed to keep subscriptions steady is a miracle, as well as a testament to the game's appeal.@ First3) I would argue the exact opposite is likely. China still hasn't gotten Wrath of the Lich King, which means that most Chinese players have gone almost a year without substantial new content.So it's a lot more likely that Chinese subscriptions are down, not US and EU ones.Funny thing is, while all the fanboys in the west are bitching about a lack of things to do in game, the east actually *has* had to deal with a lack of content for ages now because of a stupid legal censorship board.Remember that next time you're running through Ulduar, or gearing up for the Icecrown Citadel raid against Arthas a year down the line.
5-08-2009 @ 10:03AM
First said...Wow might have got an increase from Asian players but I bet there is a drop in US & Oceanic players.elvendude said...What leads you to think that, if I may ask?I say....I have list of friends, using WOW's in game friend list, that has diminished GREATLY since WOTLK. My friends come from all over the world. And they arent playing WOW any more. The hardocre have beaten the content. The wanna be hardcore are trecking through Ulduar. The serious players are dropping out becaus ethey game sucks now. Period. Every single thing about Wrath is worse then BC. Why am i going to continue playing a game that is progressively less apealing?Keep paying for your subs, you mindless consumers. Keep defending Blizzard as if they give a flying Sht about you other than the money you send them on a monthly basis.Activision was the worst thing that ever happend to Blizz and WOW. Period.
5-08-2009 @ 1:16PM
1) There is no WotLK in China yet. That probably means a much larger lack of content than US or EU will ever see.2) Chinese pay by the hour. They don't pay monthly subscriptions. That means it is much easier for them to take a break at anytime... and jump right back again even if just to check out new stuff.3) There is also the change of Chinese operator from the9 to Netease... could it be that the9 didn't do a good job with the servers?So... all these things mean one thing: the Chinese are probably playing less.Once WotLK gets approved and servers move to Netease then a lot of those players will come back to check out WotLK and that could push the number over 12 million.
5-09-2009 @ 2:03AM
Wordsofivory:Um....yikes. The fact that you got upvoted so much shows me that wowinsiders commenter base really is just a bunch of raving fanboys to whom blizzard can do no wrong....just as i suspected.Someone posts their opinion that wow is on a decline/will be on a decline soon and you go off on a dam tirade about how perfect blizzard is and that they will never lose subscribers and bla bla bla. It's casual fanboys like you who are turning the gaming industry into a steaming pile of crap. You pay for shit games, youre paying 15$ a month so blizzard can come up with the next big grind (achievements, pvp, badges, gold) to keep you hooked and you blindly go along without questioning anything. And god forbid someone say a bad word about the mighty Blizzard and you go nuts, ranting about the economy and everything. Stop throwing good money at bad games! it encourages the developers (or publishers i should say) to cater to the lowest common denominator and do nothing but maintain status quo. Jerzz80:You posted what i was thinking. And dont worry, regardless of all the raving lunatic fanboy downvoters...there's a lot of people like you and me. Sooner or later blizzard will notice the hit in their subscriber base...and to anyone reading this who is on the verge of quitting: DO IT. Its the best thing that ever happened to me! put you're money where your mouth is and force blizzard to either build a better quality MMO with something in it for the real gamers, or let them rot with the crying, whining, fanboys in their pit of commercial activision hell. (along with wii cooking mama)p.s. i canceled my account after all my friends stopped playing. and that number may say 11.5 million, but i guarantee it's not an "active" 11.5 million like it was 6mos - 1yr ago.p.p.s. yes i think most of WI is garbage, and i really despise activision's new version of wow, but occasionally i come around and find a good article worth typing a WoT for.
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