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WoW drops 400k to 9.6 million

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  • prayerlessprayerless wilmington, NCMember Posts: 21 Uncommon
    Originally posted by slickbizzle
      Not sure about MoP figures, but cata sold over 4.7million in the first month and thats without china (which is about half of wows player base) who didn't get the expansion until July the following year

     

    So, they always post China subscribers, but never post China expac sales?   

     

    As a WoW player, that makes perfect sense to me for some reason.

     

     WOW doesn't charge China for expacs they get the game and all expacs free and just pay a hourly rate of a few pennies to play 

     

     

  • birkenbirken Fort Covinton, NYMember Posts: 122
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by birken
    image
      A portion of the in-game realm selection list ©2004-2009 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. The Burning Crusade is a trademark, and World of Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries       This is when it was more pop hmmm..

    There isn't a soul on this internet that will believe that that picture is from peak time.

    Useless post is useless. Borderline trolling even.

    I could careless if this game sink or swims it a ok game. Just posting what i found dont be mad. If there are so many people playing 9.6 mil would it matter peak time or not to have so many low server?

  • deakondeakon birminghamMember Posts: 583
    Originally posted by birken
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by birken
    image
      A portion of the in-game realm selection list ©2004-2009 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. The Burning Crusade is a trademark, and World of Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries       This is when it was more pop hmmm..

    There isn't a soul on this internet that will believe that that picture is from peak time.

    Useless post is useless. Borderline trolling even.

    I could careless if this game sink or swims it a ok game. Just posting what i found dont be mad. If there are so many people playing 9.6 mil would it matter peak time or not to have so many low server?

    People do sleep and work/go to school at around the same time, so yes it does matter

  • birkenbirken Fort Covinton, NYMember Posts: 122
    Yea i forgot that in the agreement for blizzard everyone had to set there clocks to a certain time and go to bed at a certain  time. Like i said i dont care like everyone says no screen shot didnt happen well hmm, I am just saying some one is lieing.
  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 1,858 Uncommon
    Originally posted by birken
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by birken
    image
      A portion of the in-game realm selection list ©2004-2009 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. The Burning Crusade is a trademark, and World of Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries       This is when it was more pop hmmm..

    There isn't a soul on this internet that will believe that that picture is from peak time.

    Useless post is useless. Borderline trolling even.

    I could careless if this game sink or swims it a ok game. Just posting what i found dont be mad. If there are so many people playing 9.6 mil would it matter peak time or not to have so many low server?

    Ok...im going to pretend you willfully ignored the fact that you are showing 18 of the 246 North American servers (your screenshot shows the tab you are on btw), and that the 9.6 million number is global, and not just NA.

    And I am also going to pretend anyone quoting the 3mil MoP first week sales actually believes the game has not sold a single copy since its first week...

     

    I love these forums :-)

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
  • birkenbirken Fort Covinton, NYMember Posts: 122
    I think you are missing the point.  You WoW fan can go up in arms all you want someone is lieing.  I like the game but i can do math also.
  • deakondeakon birminghamMember Posts: 583
    Originally posted by birken
    Yea i forgot that in the agreement for blizzard everyone had to set there clocks to a certain time and go to bed at a certain  time. Like i said i dont care like everyone says no screen shot didnt happen well hmm, I am just saying some one is lieing.

    No but wow's servers are grouped by time zone, people who live in the same time zone tend to have similar sleep/work patterns. Thats how peak and off peak times work, peak times are the times when most people arent at work/school or asleep.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
    Originally posted by birken
    I think you are missing the point.  You WoW fan can go up in arms all you want someone is lieing.  I like the game but i can do math also.

     

    Then you can math your way into understanding that no subscriber plays 24/7. Even if every player played like a full time job, 8 hours a day, that would leave 16 hours off-line. Plus some people only play for short times, others only on weekeds, or on a Tuesday...or whatever. So if you are looking at the server status expecting to see 9.6 million people on at the same time, you are going to be dissapointed

  • birkenbirken Fort Covinton, NYMember Posts: 122
    Ohhh The guy above me put link of the status there are more medium and low than high.  With each sever hold  around 10k give or take. Even if u say more than half arnt playing at that time still dos not add up. Why is it that big of a deal. game still doing great. I am just saying some one is lieing.  I am saying over half at the status it at now with high and lows. I understand not everyone will be on at same time.
  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHMember Posts: 458
    Originally posted by birken
    Ohhh The guy above me put link of the status there are more medium and low than high.  With each sever hold  around 10k give or take. Even if u say more than half arnt playing at that time still dos not add up. Why is it that big of a deal. game still doing great. I am just saying some one is lieing.

    You do realize that over half the subs are in China and are not on U.S. server's?Also the 4-4.5 mill sub's in NA/EU are split also so there's maybe 2mill or so sub's in NA and another 2mill or so in EU.Each has close to 250 server's NA/EU.These are guesses from what I've read,but I think they're in the ballpark.China has more than 50% of the sub's and they don't show on the server's you're looking at.

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  • MdpatsMdpats Peekskill, NYMember Posts: 176 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Slappy1
    Originally posted by birken
    Ohhh The guy above me put link of the status there are more medium and low than high.  With each sever hold  around 10k give or take. Even if u say more than half arnt playing at that time still dos not add up. Why is it that big of a deal. game still doing great. I am just saying some one is lieing.

    You do realize that over half the subs are in China and are not on U.S. server's?Also the 4-4.5 mill sub's in NA/EU are split also so there's maybe 2mill or so sub's in NA and another 2mill or so in EU.Each has close to 250 server's NA/EU.These are guesses from what I've read,but I think they're in the ballpark.China has more than 50% of the sub's and they don't show on the server's you're looking at.

    Right, and let's not forget how many of THOSE are actually gold farmers, trial accounts etc.  Those are just adding to the numbers that are counted towards the subs, what's the real number though?  How many are actually playing the game to play the game?  Either though, still a really hight count of subs no mater which way you look at it.

  • deakondeakon birminghamMember Posts: 583
    Originally posted by birken
    Ohhh The guy above me put link of the status there are more medium and low than high.  With each sever hold  around 10k give or take. Even if u say more than half arnt playing at that time still dos not add up. Why is it that big of a deal. game still doing great. I am just saying some one is lieing.  I am saying over half at the status it at now with high and lows. I understand not everyone will be on at same time.

    Your math is flawed, that server list is just the america's (north and south), there are 245 servers on that list, last time i checked there was a further 263 servers in the eu, if your 10k per server is correct thats over 5 million

  • birkenbirken Fort Covinton, NYMember Posts: 122
    Yea thats saying all server are full.... which they are not and will never be so no it is not.
  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHMember Posts: 458
    Originally posted by birken
    Yea thats saying all server are full.... which they are not and will never be so no it is not.

    Only about 1/8-1/10 people are logged in at the same time once a game has been out a few month's.

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  • deakondeakon birminghamMember Posts: 583


    Originally posted by birken Yea thats saying all server are full.... which they are not and will never be so no it is not.
     

     

    I understand that but theres no reason why everyone would be on at the same time. Some people only play a an hour or 2 a week, some people may play 6 hours in one day, some might do that every day

     

    There will never be a time when everyone is online at the same time, closest will be the day of an expansions release, but even then it wont be all of them. Also its not even peak time yet on the west coast.

     

    9.6 million subs, if the ratio is around the same as its always been around 40% of those will be in the west, which is 3.8 million, first week, MoP sold 2.7 million in the west,  so 3.84 million seems about right give or take 10 thousand or so

  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaMember Posts: 1,531 Uncommon

    Maybe if inactive accounts stopped getting mysteriously "hacked" after a year. People may think of returning at least for a little bit.

  • CelciusCelcius Member Posts: 1,058 Uncommon
    I expect to see continued and bigger losses in the quarters to follow. It will be especially interesting when all the 2013 MMOs start to hit and there is no expansion in sight until late 2014. 
  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AZHokie54
    It's more than 400k, on their last call they said they had "more than 10 million subcribers."

    Percentages are your friends.

  • StoneRosesStoneRoses Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,273 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    It's about time. I mean how long has the game been out now, 8 years? Time for it too slowly die and hopefully all ThemeParks with it.

    Maybe it would have died sooner if you stopped buying these games!

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  • FelixMajorFelixMajor London, ONMember Posts: 666 Uncommon
    The drop in subs is from the 1 year contract Blizz put out for the D3/WoW package.  This is the time those subs are ending.

    Originally posted by Arskaaa
    "when players learned tacticks in dungeon/raids, its bread".

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember Posts: 3,017 Uncommon

    I always like how they always say "most of the losses were in the east".

    No shit sherlock, most of your players are in the east to start with so if they lose similar %s the eastern losses will always be higher.

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  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAMember Posts: 919
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Dwarfman420
    I like Godzilla, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tekken, Streetfighter etc etc.. oh & I love asian food.   Just keep  the pandas n Asian dynasty fantasy out of my "High Fantasy" aka tolkien, wheel of time, etc etc   Do you pour lime juice on steak? no! you put ketchup or A-1 on that shiz.

     Ketchup? What the hell is the matter with you??? image

    Yeah, I prefer my steak without anything on it; vanilla state if you will...unless they have mushroom cream or black pepper, then we can talk :D.

  • timtracktimtrack StockholmMember Posts: 457 Uncommon
    The drop number is larger then most other games total subscriptions. And it's just a "scratch".
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYMember Posts: 1,311
    Originally posted by deakon
    I thought GW2 had already killed wow?

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