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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » WOW Down 8.3 Miilion Subscribers

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  Greyhooff

Novice Member

Joined: 10/08/08
Posts: 684

5/13/13 11:50:06 AM#61

No wonder GW2 has so many players on these days, every zone is full of lowbies.

Guess they're WoW players who finally grew up and moved on from the losers' rat race.

  Elijarh

Novice Member

Joined: 8/03/06
Posts: 74

5/13/13 11:57:53 AM#62
I would not mind returning to wow for a bit of fun, But all my Toons are on the PVP server Balnazzar, Which is ever dying. I sure as shit am not paying £15 to move each one to a PVE server. Free Transfers and maybe I might come back.
  Ujirik

Novice Member

Joined: 3/27/07
Posts: 456

5/13/13 11:59:09 AM#63
I actually enjoyed playing WoW back in the day, but I'm not surprised by the drop in subscribers.   Everything will get old eventually and what was once new and refreshing becomes tired and boring.  There are hundreds of games with combat and gameplay similar to World of Warcraft and I'd expect even the most die hard fan to be getting bored of it by now.  Seems like the numbers will only continue to drop in the years to come unless Blizzard does a massive revamp of the game and mechanics.

  Bladestrom

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/04/11
Posts: 2731

5/13/13 12:31:57 PM#64
Blizzard have a real dilemma on their hands, scrap future patch plans and push for expansion early (and annoy player base with lack of patches/new raids). Or steal resource from Titan, or push hard for Titan. Ofc being massively less greasy/greedy with profits and pumping massive resource to do all 3 would do wonders..

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 (9500 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(850 elementalist)

Now playing GW2/vanilla wow

  Bladestrom

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/04/11
Posts: 2731

5/13/13 12:33:51 PM#65
Damn forgot huge chunks of their resource is funnelled into their endless balancing issues -fail themepark style, fail.

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 (9500 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(850 elementalist)

Now playing GW2/vanilla wow

  firefly2003

Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/16/08
Posts: 2557

I miss you Star Wars Galaxies...:(

5/14/13 3:15:16 AM#66
Originally posted by Serenes
Originally posted by Robokapp
Originally posted by DamonVile
Originally posted by Tierless

2 million people just figured out that they don't like hamster wheels.

No they probably just went looking for one that isn't 9 years old.

like what ?

 

I havent heard of any of the newer mmo's getting a massive surge of players...and being smaller, a small swell of only a few hundred thousand would be instantly recognised.

 

only growing numbers i know of are in eve which is 10 years old. 

Only took Eve 10 years to get to half a million, and WoW still has 7.8 million more players.

And your point?

  OniDaimyo77

Novice Member

Joined: 5/12/13
Posts: 23

5/14/13 3:18:36 AM#67
Wild Star looks a LOT like WoW in space, maybe WoW players will try that out, assuming Cryptic doesn't fuck that up to.
  Tyvolus4

Novice Member

Joined: 1/25/12
Posts: 126

5/15/13 7:37:47 PM#68
Originally posted by Bladestrom
Blizzard have a real dilemma on their hands, scrap future patch plans and push for expansion early (and annoy player base with lack of patches/new raids). Or steal resource from Titan, or push hard for Titan. Ofc being massively less greasy/greedy with profits and pumping massive resource to do all 3 would do wonders..

 yep, that's quite a dilemma.  regardless of if you like EQ or not, and not considering SOE has nowhere near the subs Blizz does, SOE pumps out great content for EQ, EQ 2 and on top of all that is about to release EQNext.  please don't act like it cant be done.  they are a public company with lots of $$$.   the old business model of taking 30 years to release a new game or xpac is cathing up to old blizzard.

  XxGrimmxX

Novice Member

Joined: 6/03/09
Posts: 242

5/15/13 8:24:54 PM#69
Originally posted by markibog
I feel sad WOW is going down millions of subscribers, Maybe people tired of doing dailies everyday or move to others games which is B2P game.

This post is misleading. WoW is down TO 8.3m subs, not down 8.3m subs. Big difference.

  asmkm22

Elite Member

Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1616

5/15/13 8:59:57 PM#70
Most publishers would love to be in a position to lose a few million subs and not have to go under the next day...

You make me like charity

  Punk999

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Joined: 10/26/04
Posts: 874

5/15/13 9:07:34 PM#71
Originally posted by OniDaimyo77
Wild Star looks a LOT like WoW in space, maybe WoW players will try that out, assuming Cryptic doesn't fuck that up to.

Haha cryptic? Dont worry Carbine is making Wildstar.

"Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."
^MMORPG.com

  Wylf

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/13/13
Posts: 108

5/15/13 9:09:01 PM#72
Originally posted by Greyhooff

No wonder GW2 has so many players on these days, every zone is full of lowbies.

Guess they're WoW players who finally grew up and moved on from the losers' rat race.

So much hate...

  Punk999

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Joined: 10/26/04
Posts: 874

5/15/13 9:10:27 PM#73
Originally posted by Wylf
Originally posted by Greyhooff

No wonder GW2 has so many players on these days, every zone is full of lowbies.

Guess they're WoW players who finally grew up and moved on from the losers' rat race.

So much hate...

Yep! Funny thing is it's mostly player loss in asia.

"Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."
^MMORPG.com

  rojo6934

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Joined: 8/13/09
Posts: 4543

"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver". - Niccolo Machiavelli

5/16/13 1:26:40 AM#74

the only mmo that can afford to lose millions of players and still make a huge profit even after 8 years. The rest of the mmos lose a few hundred thousands and have to switch to F2P to survive.

The game is 8 years old and more people want to move on, but theres no doubt Blizzard know how to make long term games.

"in peace, in sleep under the barren, abandoned soil"

  nerbon

Novice Member

Joined: 1/15/13
Posts: 33

5/17/13 4:20:24 PM#75
Originally posted by Greyhooff

No wonder GW2 has so many players on these days, every zone is full of lowbies.

 

nice joke

well maybe some bots still farming cooper nodes :)

 

 

 

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