WoW loses million subscribers
The proverbial “haters” have their 5 minutes of gloating as WoW loses million subscribers according to the Activision Blizzard’s last earnings call. The “fanbois” are too busy to refute because, according to Blizz, that one million is probably off playing Diablo 3. You know, the scariest thing is that they are probably right!
As an ex-WoW addict, one that is sitting on the fence and is neither “hating” nor “fanboying” Word of Warcraft, I personally feel worn out by the game and pretty sad that nothing managed to step in and fill the void. Of course, TOR tried, but just didn’t cut it. There are couple of facts that we can all be certain of: WoW is not dead. WoW is still very much profitable, and it is not going F2P. With Mists of Pandaria, we can be certain that the numbers of subscribers will go up again, significantly, with the inevitable decline after the first three months and a steady decline after that, one that will last until the next expansion. And, regarding all pros and contras, we can rest assured that the only thing that can kill WoW is actually Blizzard, when they launch Titan.
So, love it or hate it or simply be fed up with it and feel occasionally tempted to check it out and relive the old rush only to be bored with the same old after couple of months, World of Warcraft is here to stay with its 9 million paying subscribers, far more than any other MMORPG out there, and even more than all other sub-based MMO’s together.