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well biggest MMO back to 10M subs

nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/178844/World_of_Warcraft_gains_1M_subs_following_Pandaria_release.php#.UG23ElFnR8E

Back to 10M subs.

MOP sold 2.7M in first week .. not diablo 3 numbers .. not record breaking but a success nevertheless. So much for the theory that panda won't sell.

 

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Isn't this the same thing that's happened every expansion? Between expansions the subs drop, then right after an expansion hits, the subs jump again. It's just how WoW "rolls".

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member
    Shocking, it went back up because of an expansion, still, these numbers just prove Warcraft isn't what it used to be, Cataclysm sold 3.3million on it's first day, Pandaria isn't even there after a week.

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  • GhernGhern Shingle Springs, CAPosts: 134Member Uncommon

    10 million my arse.

    If Blizzard really had a pair they would announce how many subs they have for NA and EU. You know, the people that really pay $15 a month not the 3 cents per hour in China.

    Whatever makes Blizz feel good about themselves I suppose.

  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member

    for a 8+ years old game

    for a game that was so much trolled in every forum

    for a game that killed by RIFT / SWTORT / GW2<---no sub game

    for a game that Pandas was a destruction

    2.7m copies in the first week, was at least VERY VERY good deal by Blizz

    and imo MoP rocks. after so much time, i play a wow exp not because its better than other mmo's in the market, but because its better than any other previous exp released by Blizz.

    GJ Blizz

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,943Member Uncommon
    If 2.7 million are sold where is the other 7. 3 million comming from? I would suggest woq actually has 4 million regular subs and the rest in Asia etc. that would also correlate with the server population. Blizzard have been at it with the numbers for a while.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • ThebigthrillThebigthrill Eastpointe, MIPosts: 117Member

    Mop is my favorite wow expansion.

    Not sure how the end game will be but I assume it will be great.

    Best expansion and totally suprising.

    "Don't tell me what to do! , you're not my mod"

    Saying invented by me.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by papardelios

    2.7m copies in the first week, was at least VERY VERY good deal by Blizz

     Eh, you have to wonder honestly, I saw the ads on every site and every t.v station all the time, seemingly more than cataclysm ads back in the day and yet Cataclysm sold 3.3m first day(breaking Lich Kings previous record for copies sold first day), Pandas is at 2.7m in a week, Blizzard is probably not too happy with that to be honest.

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  • Goll25Goll25 bath, PAPosts: 187Member
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the actual active community. It's pretty good so far to me, I'd say if your on the fence, to give it a try rather than letting some "review" make up your mind.
  • naljejanaljeja BergenPosts: 94Member
    Well atleast i can speak on behalf of myself and about 15 other friends that we played for a week to check the pandas out which im sure many others have aswell. Already unsubbed.
  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,943Member Uncommon
    Incidently if wow had say 400 servers and the max concurrent population is roughly 10k and wow expand contract their servers to meet demand then that ain't 10 million players.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Goll25
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the actual active community..

    You sure about that?

     

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews

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  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,943Member Uncommon
    To be fair to blizzard it does look as if they have addressed some gameplay issues and went back to some of their better roots.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,945Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pivotelite
    Originally posted by Goll25
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the actual active community..

    You sure about that?

     

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews

    Also

    http://www.gamespot.com/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/platform/pc/

    "If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you." - Bruce Lee

  • Goll25Goll25 bath, PAPosts: 187Member
    Originally posted by Pivotelite
    Originally posted by Goll25
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the
    actual active community..

    You sure about that?

     

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews

    Positively. Metacritic is one source, with 0 accountability. You think that people from this board haven't gone there and wrote flame reviews? Half of the "accountable" reviews there people said they played for an hour or two, as if that is going to show you the whole game. It's a joke, check out WoW community sites to get the scoop on what the PLAYERS think of the game. Yes that is a bias way to get your info, since they already like wow, but at the same time people throw their emotions all over the internet, and on these community pages, active players are showing positive remarks.

  • Goll25Goll25 bath, PAPosts: 187Member
    Originally posted by laserit
    Originally posted by Pivotelite
    Originally posted by Goll25
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the
    actual active community..

    You sure about that?

     

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews

    Also

    http://www.gamespot.com/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/platform/pc/

    I believe there are actually more people in the world that don't play wow, then people who do play wow. And when you throw a majority who hasn't given it an honest try this is what you end up with. The same answers are "It hasn't been the same since wrath" blah blah blah. Yes I agree with the setiment, but that is not a fair way to rate an expansion. Your rating the expansion on emotions not content.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,928Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by laserit
    Originally posted by Pivotelite
    Originally posted by Goll25
    Aside from this forum, the expansion is getting rave reviews from the actual active community..

    You sure about that?

     

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews

    Also

    http://www.gamespot.com/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/platform/pc/

    Also

     

    http://www.amazon.com/World-Warcraft-Mists-Pandaria-PC-Mac/dp/B0050SZBP6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349370233&sr=8-2&keywords=mists+of+pandaria

     

    But yeah, People have blind hate for Blizzard at this point.  D3 just blew things up to the extreme.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon

    And all they had to do was to rush for the permission and release of the expansion in China, just a week after the global release date, instead of the usual ~6 months of more.

    Now everything is fine and dandy again even thoug sales and user activity are significantly weaker than previous expansions.

     

    PS: Nope they didnt say the subscriber where from before the Chinese MOP release. Only refered to sales in that matter.

     

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