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JimmydeanJimmydean Ypsilanti, MIPosts: 1,270Member

Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

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  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member

    Originally posted by Jimmydean

    Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

    Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

    Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

    I am also on Mannoroth regretting my yearly pass. Hopefully Diablo 3 is really good.

  • JimmydeanJimmydean Ypsilanti, MIPosts: 1,270Member

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    I actually do play swtor on the side, well mainly now I guess.

  • AkechtaAkechta HamiltonPosts: 219Member

    Originally posted by Jimmydean

    Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

    Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

    Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

    It's a new year, there's so many new and exciting, promising games coming out, GW2 and ToR are the main spotlights, so I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the amount of people playing WoW drastically decreased in the next several months.

    Besides, aren't WoW subs decreasing by the hundred thousands every year now? I'm sure I read that somewhere...

  • Lost_BothanLost_Bothan somewhere, VAPosts: 27Member

    Originally posted by Jimmydean

    Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

    Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

    Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

    I havent really had this problem on the realms i have toons on, in fact we had a full 25 man group of runs in a guild i have toons in on Borean Tundra. Ive seen guilds recruiting constantly which is nothing new at least on any server ive played so far. Ive also logged into my horde toons on whisperwind while the guild im in there was running raids(not high enough to join in on those toons).

    Perhaps you can create dummy toons on a few different servers and scout out what one may be best for you and your fellow guildies? Thats what i did when i left my orginal realms a very long time ago to start fresh. im fairly happy with the realms i currently play on.

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  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABPosts: 1,731Member Uncommon

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    Very constructive.  Thank you for your contribution to this thread.image

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  • smh_alotsmh_alot Area 51Posts: 976Member
    I'm kinda curious how many people have actually opted for the year long pass. I think that one was a brilliant strategic move from the Blizzard guys. It'll help cushion subscriber fluctuations in their reports, no matter what will happen this year.
  • Honeymoon69Honeymoon69 USA, AKPosts: 647Member

    doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

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    lol swtor.....

     

     

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  • Lost_BothanLost_Bothan somewhere, VAPosts: 27Member

    Originally posted by smh_alot

    I'm kinda curious how many people have actually opted for the year long pass. I think that one was a brilliant strategic move from the Blizzard guys. It'll help cushion subscriber fluctuations in their reports, no matter what will happen this year.

    I know several people that went for the annual pass, my acct also has that pass. im definitely enjoying the mount as well as looking forward to diablo three when it gets released. So far i havent regretted the pass, and i enjoy time within the guilds im in so i think its was worth it for me and those of my friends who also got it.

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,940Member Uncommon

    From what I've seen there's about a dozen packed servers and maybe two dozen or so that are high population most of the time.

     

    Also on some the horde / alliance balance is way off.  On my server the horde AH scan takes 8 minutes, 25+ on alliance.


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  • ShadoedShadoed BirminghamPosts: 1,499Member Uncommon

    There has been a drop in the more hardcore population but recruiting is getting harder everywhere, not so much due to a lack of people but there was a massive recruitment drive by all guilds when this expansion came out and most people have grown along with those guilds and have the rewards and everything that goes with it.

    Even more so with Raiding guilds as we are a casual guild with members who have chars in raiding guilds and they do have major issues pulling members from other guilds which tends to be the only way to do it these days.

    It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  • JimmydeanJimmydean Ypsilanti, MIPosts: 1,270Member
    Ya I think raid finder really hurt a lot of peoples willingness to raid normal and heroic content. Not to mention blizzard still has wayyy too many servers active for WoWs dwindling population, but I digress.
  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    WoW server status (For US and EU only) as of 20:00GMT (21:00 eu sever time) - towards the end of the EU peek time and no where near US peek time.

    Source: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/status & http://us.battle.net/wow/en/status

     
















































    Pop

    US

    %

     

    Europe

    %

    High

    23

    10.2%

     

    47

    17.9%

    Low

    41

    18.2%

     

    63

    24.0%

    Medium

    161

    71.6%

     

    153

    58.2%

    Total

    225

     

     

    263

     

     


    In short WoW is doing just fine, majority of servers are medium to high with less that 25% EU on low and less that 20% US on low (out of peek time).


     


    Out of the 488 servers 104 (21%) are low, 314 (64%) are medium and 70 (16%) are High Spin this number any way you guys like but for a game that is 7 years old thats not bad, and clearly shows WoW is just fine (in west atleast).


     


    *EDIT - who wants more stats? ok here you go*


     


    Breakdown of servers population based on server type @ 21:00 EU time


     




























































































    Europe

     

     

     

     

    Pop

    PvP

    %

    PvE

    %

    High

    34

    72.3%

    13

    27.7%

    Med

    46

    29.9%

    108

    70.1%

    Low

    62

    100.0%

    0

    0.0%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    US

     

     

     

     

    Pop

    PvP

    %

    PvE

    %

    High

    13

    56.5%

    10

    43.5%

    Med

    48

    29.8%

    113

    70.2%

    Low

    40

    97.6%

    1

    2.4%


     

  • Mythios11Mythios11 Paterson, NJPosts: 129Member
    I just came back to WoW after trying SWTOR and my server (Stormreaver PvP) has a high population whenever I log in. After talking with some people in my guild, it appears that a lot of players are coming back every day.

    In my opinion, WoW simply offers the most bang for my $15 a month.
  • StanlyStankoStanlyStanko Stanksville, OHPosts: 269Member Common

    Originally posted by Honeymoon69

    doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

     

    lol pandas

  • RazeronRazeron Goodsprings, NVPosts: 180Member

    Originally posted by Honeymoon69

    doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

     

    Pretty much this.

     

    They've all but admitted defeat in the NA/EU markets

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member

    Originally posted by Honeymoon69

    doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

    These comments still make as little sense as they did the first day the expansion was announced.  It is the West that views pandas as "exotic" animals because they're...well...foreign.  Like lions, tigers, and elephants.  In regions where those animals are native, however, the people there just see them as normal everyday animals.  All of China doesn't have a panda fetish.  All of Africa doesn't have a lion fetish.  

    This statement is akin to saying if you wish to market a game to Americans, base it upon grizzly bears, black bears, raccoons or white tailed deer.  

  • GolelornGolelorn Hiding From Social Media Peeping Toms, ALPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon

    Does WoW offer free server transfer? Or are we forced to pay to actually get on a decently populated server.

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    Originally posted by Golelorn

    Does WoW offer free server transfer? Or are we forced to pay to actually get on a decently populated server.

    25$ per character I think.

     

    That's one of biggest reasons you won't see server mergers anytime soon.

     

    Blizzard is making truckloads of money for server transfers. I just know personally enough people that transferred that earned Blizzard thousands of dollars for basically nothing.

    I think blizzard is earning millions of dollars on server / faction change fees every month.

     

     

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    Originally posted by Homitu

    Originally posted by Honeymoon69

    doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

    These comments still make as little sense as they did the first day the expansion was announced.  It is the West that views pandas as "exotic" animals because they're...well...foreign.  Like lions, tigers, and elephants.  In regions where those animals are native, however, the people there just see them as normal everyday animals.  All of China doesn't have a panda fetish.  All of Africa doesn't have a lion fetish.  

    This statement is akin to saying if you wish to market a game to Americans, base it upon grizzly bears, black bears, raccoons or white tailed deer.  

    Incorrect and at the same time correct. 

    Places like China actually revere Panda's. Think of it as almost like the cow is treated in India. 

    This is also why it will not have much appeal to people in those areas. Many Chinese view violence against panda's to be taboo, even designing clothing after them has caused protests in the past. Something as harmless as the movie Kung Fu Panda recieved a little critisism and mild amount of protesting. 

     

    You are correct that this will not recieve the reception Blizzard is hoping for in the east, but you are wrong on why. 

     

    In any case.... yes, Blizzard is directing this expac towards the east. Thats where they have lost the bulk of their subs from and the sub loss being mainly from the East is something Blizzard stated. The sub count over here has never been as high as over there. 

     

    Blizzard is losing touch with it's player base. An example would be the Real ID incedent and the current Online Only RMT Diablo 3. Look at what they had to do to insure it's release in Korea lol. 

  • Zeal77Zeal77 Savannah, GAPosts: 158Member

    It's an old game bro. People want new stuff. Not even the kung fu panda can save wow.

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