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2-09-2012 @ 4:42PM
OH NO! A death spiral!Oh, no, actually, that's a 1% drop.
2-09-2012 @ 5:11PM
Hey a 1% nerf to a pally would bring about tons of nerd rage why not massive hyberbole about that.
2-09-2012 @ 5:20PM
Time to pack it in. Kill Deathwing while you can, 'cause the servers are shutting down forever tonight. Oh well, it was a good run while it lasted.
2-09-2012 @ 6:02PM
Anecdotally speaking, my server has lost a lot of well-known raiders and high-profile guilds due to end of expansion blues, the release of SW:TOR, changes to raid mechanics (25-man vs. 10-man), and simple burnout. I suspended my own account recently not due to any of the aforementioned, but because so many of the people I loved to play with had left. Just as people bring friends into the game, they bring them out, as well.I had thought this number would be bigger, as a result. But I'm glad it's only 1%, and not the downward spiral I had feared. I'm looking forward to account-wide achievements and all the other goodies that Pandaria promises to bring!
2-09-2012 @ 8:23PM
@Boz:Players still count as subscribers until the days already paid for run out and the account is frozen.4.3 released November 29 (and most players would need at least a few weeks to go through all the content). TOR released December 20. WoW subscriber numbers were consolidated December 31. I bet most of the players that left the game back in December due to end of expansion blues or TOR still had some game time left by December 31, so they were still counted as subscribers.
2-09-2012 @ 8:58PM
If you actually crack open the quarterly financial statements, blizz lost 2.95 times more wow revenue ($68 million vs $23 million) in Q4 by losing only 100k subs than they did in Q3 by losing 800k subs.Pretty cool trick huh? lose 3x the money on 1/8 the sub loss.
2-09-2012 @ 9:03PM
WE ARE THE 99%(I know these jokes are old, but it was too perfect to resist...)
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