200k people started dual boxing ? ;).
For my guild, the biggest draw was connected servers. It seems to have brought a ton of people back.
Awesome news, hopefully even more will come for WoD release.<3 Blizzard and I really love MoP and can't tell you how much I enjoy pet battles and the Timeless Isle! They absolutely deserve more players now!
Connected Servers and 5.4 were hits and stemmed the tide. Good job Blizz.
hehehehe I know this is ALL a coincidence, but..... After years of being blamed for subscription losses, Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street leaves wow for LoL.......... and subs immediately go back up.xD Again, I know its just a coincidence, but man, poor guy. I am curious as to who's gonna be the next scapegoat for everything wrong with the game. Hopefully nobody, as people really should understand that there is not a single person ever in the game making any sort of call. All decisions are made as a concensus, and thus, there's nobody in specific to blame for anything.Either way, I'm glad to see the game is in no risk of "death" despite what some naysayers may claim. Subscriptions are like waves, they go up, and down, and up and down and up again. I would not be surprised if next Quarter the subs are down again, and then on the next Quarter (presumably (And hopefully) the one were WoD is released, they shot back up again.
Good numbers, except most of these accounts have the same owner. So I'd say there are around 3M unique players at the most.
Results for the last quarter so the data could already be outdated. Did a few people resub during holidays while school was out and/or people took extended vacations from work?Either way it looks good for the investors, that's about it.
Bunch of kids got WoW for xmas.No further explanation needed.
New RaF rewards brought the active account amounts up a bit.
So, i see I'm not the only one who considered starting a 2nd account for $5 to get a free recruit-a-friend mount during the holiday sale... I feel like Blizzard may have tricked themselves into thinking sales are up. What i would like to know is how many ACTIVE accounts there are.
It's not hard to conceive that some portion of those numbers were as a result of the Black Friday/Xmas sales for $5 and the RAF bonuses. I would be more interested to see numbers based on Battle.Net accounts or active toons, not subscriptions. Myself, in Blizzard's eyes would be worth 3 subs atm (RAF accounts ticking down) but only one account is actually being utilised. Subs are irrelevant if there's no person playing it.
I doubt shareholders would really care whether or not an account is playing, as long as they are paying. To them, a dualboxer paying for 25 accounts is no different than 25 ordinary players. A player who subbed just to get an item is a sub nonetheless.
Blizzard lose subs - The game is dyingBlizzard gain subs - Multiboxers, It's a fluke, zero credit given.Man this player-base is so friggin cancerous.