WoW subscribers rise and MoP sells 2.7 Million at launch

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#1 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6147207/Millions_of_Horde_and_Alliance_Heroes_Rally_for_Pandaria-04_10_2012

Not bad for a dead game...

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#2 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
well, finally some official numbers. now the stupid threads can stop... who am i kidding >.>
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#3 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
I doubt we'll be seeing ionusX here then, since that's most likely why this thread was created.
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#4 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

SAYS THEY ALSO PASSED THE 10 MILLION SUBS MARK AGAIN...NICE. SORRY FOR THE CAPS.

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#5 Posted by SovietsUnited (2457 posts) -

This comes as no surprise... it's really a showcase how faithful the userbase is 8 years on, especially with the kid game, pokemon and kung fu panda backlashes and jokes.

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#6 Posted by Cordliss (118 posts) -

I am throughly enjoying my time with MoP, I have seen many mebers of my guild return and I don't think any of them have had anything negative to say except for the way reputution is gained with the MoP factions. Biggest thing that has yet to be said, is that WoW just released in China, so those numbers aren't really reflected here so I would say this expansion is off to a good start.

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#7 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -

SAYS THEY ALSO PASSED THE 10 MILLION SUBS MARK AGAIN...NICE. SORRY FOR THE CAPS.

BSC14
YOU CAN ALWAYS EDIT POSTS, OR USE BACKSPACE TO REWRITE THEM, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE IF THAT WAS YOUR INTENTION.
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#8 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
I love when those stupid analysts get owned by their own numbers. What was it 700k it was supposed to sell in the first week?
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#9 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

SAYS THEY ALSO PASSED THE 10 MILLION SUBS MARK AGAIN...NICE. SORRY FOR THE CAPS.

BrunoBRS

YOU CAN ALWAYS EDIT POSTS, OR USE BACKSPACE TO REWRITE THEM, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE IF THAT WAS YOUR INTENTION.

MY PHONE IS BEING DIFFICULT ATM AND NOT LETTING USE LOWER CASE....ITS VERY ANNOYING. FOR EVERYONE IM GUESSING.

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#10 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="BSC14"]

SAYS THEY ALSO PASSED THE 10 MILLION SUBS MARK AGAIN...NICE. SORRY FOR THE CAPS.

BSC14

YOU CAN ALWAYS EDIT POSTS, OR USE BACKSPACE TO REWRITE THEM, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE IF THAT WAS YOUR INTENTION.

MY PHONE IS BEING DIFFICULT ATM AND NOT LETTING USE LOWER CASE....ITS VERY ANNOYING. FOR EVERYONE IM GUESSING.

DON'T BE DAFT, THIS IS FUN. WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN.
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#11 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
[QUOTE="BSC14"]

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"] YOU CAN ALWAYS EDIT POSTS, OR USE BACKSPACE TO REWRITE THEM, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE IF THAT WAS YOUR INTENTION.JohnF111

MY PHONE IS BEING DIFFICULT ATM AND NOT LETTING USE LOWER CASE....ITS VERY ANNOYING. FOR EVERYONE IM GUESSING.

DON'T BE DAFT, THIS IS FUN. WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN.

DON'T YOU LOVE SCREAMING ON THE INTERNET? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED REBOOTING THE PHONE?
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#12 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="JohnF111"][QUOTE="BSC14"]

MY PHONE IS BEING DIFFICULT ATM AND NOT LETTING USE LOWER CASE....ITS VERY ANNOYING. FOR EVERYONE IM GUESSING.

BrunoBRS
DON'T BE DAFT, THIS IS FUN. WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN.

DON'T YOU LOVE SCREAMING ON THE INTERNET? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED REBOOTING THE PHONE?

HE MIGHT LOSE MOST OF HIS BATTERY FOR NOTHING IF IT'S ONE OF THOSE WEIRD SMARTPHONES, LIKE MOST BLACKBERRIES.
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#13 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -
I would like to know how people like the game compared to past expansions? I heard some where that this is the best expansion since Burning Crusade, is that true?
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#14 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -
What have I been saying for a while about certain people posting bias news story's? This just proves how much crap they talk.
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#15 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -
I would like to know how people like the game compared to past expansions? I heard some where that this is the best expansion since Burning Crusade, is that true?sSubZerOo
I am really enjoying it, came back after quitting for about half a year, its really great. Questing is still a bit of a chore but there is so damn much to do in WoW now, dungeons are amazing, pet battle system is awesome, much better than Cataclysm and up there with The Burning Crusade.
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#16 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="JohnF111"][QUOTE="BSC14"]

MY PHONE IS BEING DIFFICULT ATM AND NOT LETTING USE LOWER CASE....ITS VERY ANNOYING. FOR EVERYONE IM GUESSING.

BrunoBRS

DON'T BE DAFT, THIS IS FUN. WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN.

DON'T YOU LOVE SCREAMING ON THE INTERNET? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED REBOOTING THE PHONE?

WELL I HAVE BUT IT DIDNT WORK....LOL. YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP.

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#17 Posted by RoccoHout (1075 posts) -

Weren't the 2.7 million sales for the first week, instead of the first day? Cata sold 3.3 million on the first day trough.

I guess it is still a succes, now its just a matter of time to see if the subs will stay. Or we get a Cata repeat where the game loses another 3 million subs or more :S

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#18 Posted by Cordliss (118 posts) -

[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]I would like to know how people like the game compared to past expansions? I heard some where that this is the best expansion since Burning Crusade, is that true?V4LENT1NE
I am really enjoying it, came back after quitting for about half a year, its really great. Questing is still a bit of a chore but there is so damn much to do in WoW now, dungeons are amazing, pet battle system is awesome, much better than Cataclysm and up there with The Burning Crusade.

I agree, I would put this expansion on par with BC in terms of the amount of content and features available. The raids in BC were some of the best that WoW ever had so only time will tell how these stand up in comparison. I was very skeptical like eveyone else when Mists was first annouced but once I got into the Jade Forest during beta I was completely sold that it would worth sticking around for.

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#19 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="JohnF111"] DON'T BE DAFT, THIS IS FUN. WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN.BSC14

DON'T YOU LOVE SCREAMING ON THE INTERNET? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED REBOOTING THE PHONE?

WELL I HAVE BUT IT DIDNT WORK....LOL. YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP.

YOU SURE YOU DON'T HAVE A BUTTON STUCK? IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES.
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#20 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3676 posts) -
Well thats interesting...
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#21 Posted by CassiusGaius (865 posts) -

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

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#22 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

CassiusGaius
I'm one of the many that continue to have a sub and didn't get the expansion/ are not playing it currently, if you want to go at it from pure "documented" statistic, at least I am a + 1 that completely destroys your conspiracy theory.
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#23 Posted by CassiusGaius (865 posts) -

[QUOTE="CassiusGaius"]

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

DanielDust

I'm one of the many that continue to have a sub and didn't get the expansion/ are not playing it currently, if you want to go at it from pure "documented" statistic, at least I am a + 1 that completely destroys your conspiracy theory.

It isn't a conspiracy theory. The method in which a large portion of Asia plays WoW is via internet cafe and with a time card. You are seriously suggesting that over 7 million people are playing cata(in the US/EU), when cata didn't even break 5 million sales. Also, of the ~5 million people that bought cata we have to assume a large portion of them make up the 2.7 million that bought MoP.

The numbers never add up.

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#24 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="CassiusGaius"]

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

CassiusGaius

I'm one of the many that continue to have a sub and didn't get the expansion/ are not playing it currently, if you want to go at it from pure "documented" statistic, at least I am a + 1 that completely destroys your conspiracy theory.

It isn't a conspiracy theory. The method in which a large portion of Asia plays WoW is via internet cafe and with a time card. You are seriously suggesting that over 7 million people are playing cata(in the US/EU), when cata didn't even break 5 million sales. Also, of the ~5 million people that bought cata we have to assume a large portion of them make up the 2.7 million that bought MoP.

The numbers never add up.

WTF, are you talking about?

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#25 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="CassiusGaius"]

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

CassiusGaius

I'm one of the many that continue to have a sub and didn't get the expansion/ are not playing it currently, if you want to go at it from pure "documented" statistic, at least I am a + 1 that completely destroys your conspiracy theory.

It isn't a conspiracy theory. The method in which a large portion of Asia plays WoW is via internet cafe and with a time card. You are seriously suggesting that over 7 million people are playing cata(in the US/EU), when cata didn't even break 5 million sales. Also, of the ~5 million people that bought cata we have to assume a large portion of them make up the 2.7 million that bought MoP.

The numbers never add up.

You went from conspiracy theories to crazy talk, Cata had almost 5 mill sold in the first month...are you seriously so delusional to think that everything has to be a conspiracy? get a grip
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#26 Posted by Justforvisit (2660 posts) -

Wow...just wow....

Nah, I'm not amazed actually...I still prefer Guild Wars 2 ^_^

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#27 Posted by gunmaster55555 (712 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="CassiusGaius"]

The amount of subs blizzard claims to have is always questionable. The way I see it is blizzard has 2.7 million subs, of the course this is the amount of ACTUAL COPIES OF MOP SOLD. I know logical.

The rest of the numbers are from hourly time cards in Asia which shouldn't be considered. To reiterate, the other 7.3+ million people blizzard says has a sub have never even bought WoW or any expansions and they don't pay a monthly subscription.

CassiusGaius

I'm one of the many that continue to have a sub and didn't get the expansion/ are not playing it currently, if you want to go at it from pure "documented" statistic, at least I am a + 1 that completely destroys your conspiracy theory.

It isn't a conspiracy theory. The method in which a large portion of Asia plays WoW is via internet cafe and with a time card. You are seriously suggesting that over 7 million people are playing cata(in the US/EU), when cata didn't even break 5 million sales. Also, of the ~5 million people that bought cata we have to assume a large portion of them make up the 2.7 million that bought MoP.

The numbers never add up.

Thanks' for letting us all know that you're an idiot.
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#28 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

The game is not, and never has been my thing.

Unlike so many on these boards when it comes to certain other games *cough*gw2*cough* I can say good for WoW fans, enjoy.

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#29 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -
I've had Pandaria here since released, still shrinkwrapped. I havent had time to play it what with classes and putting off classes to play Guild Wars 2.
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#30 Posted by Led_poison (10146 posts) -
Oh there is a lot of stuff to do now. Only concern is what to do when you reach exalted with all of the MOP factions
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#31 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -
Oh there is a lot of stuff to do now. Only concern is what to do when you reach exalted with all of the MOP factionsLed_poison
I thought about resubscribing.. I really love what they did with the Warlock, especially Demo warlock.. And didn't they make heirlooms cross server now?
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#32 Posted by Led_poison (10146 posts) -

[QUOTE="Led_poison"]Oh there is a lot of stuff to do now. Only concern is what to do when you reach exalted with all of the MOP factionssSubZerOo
I thought about resubscribing.. I really love what they did with the Warlock, especially Demo warlock.. And didn't they make heirlooms cross server now?

Warlocks got the most changes to their class. Heirlooms are cross faction on the same server only. Mounts, Achievements, Some titles and pets are account wide.

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#33 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -
Got to level 90 tonight, game is really amazing at max level. The Heroics aren't as punishing in bad gear as before and the reputation systems aren't as grindy, the new city is also cool. Very happy that I got MoP and started playing for again.
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#34 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6147207/Millions_of_Horde_and_Alliance_Heroes_Rally_for_Pandaria-04_10_2012

Not bad for a dead game...

HyperWarlock
2.7 million? That's a small city!
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#35 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6147207/Millions_of_Horde_and_Alliance_Heroes_Rally_for_Pandaria-04_10_2012

Not bad for a dead game...

SharkheadHD
2.7 million? That's a small city!

small? that's a pretty big city lol.
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#36 Posted by Mauro_Rosati (1070 posts) -

This comes as no surprise... it's really a showcase how faithful the userbase is 8 years on, especially with the kid game, pokemon and kung fu panda backlashes and jokes.

SovietsUnited
Again with this Kung Fu Panda stupid thing. Pandaren are part of the Warcraft lore since Warcraft III, you just look like an idiot (clueless also) saying this useless and old joke every time. I don't play WoW but really, these jokes are just useless. However, If you like behaving like an idiot, it's your choice.
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#38 Posted by Ravenshout (1265 posts) -

[QUOTE="SovietsUnited"]

This comes as no surprise... it's really a showcase how faithful the userbase is 8 years on, especially with the kid game, pokemon and kung fu panda backlashes and jokes.

Mauro_Rosati

Again with this Kung Fu Panda stupid thing. Pandaren are part of the Warcraft lore since Warcraft III, you just look like an idiot (clueless also) saying this useless and old joke every time. I don't play WoW but really, these jokes are just useless. However, If you like behaving like an idiot, it's your choice.

You, Sir, are bad at detecting sarcasm.

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#39 Posted by SovietsUnited (2457 posts) -

[QUOTE="SovietsUnited"]

This comes as no surprise... it's really a showcase how faithful the userbase is 8 years on, especially with the kid game, pokemon and kung fu panda backlashes and jokes.

Mauro_Rosati

Again with this Kung Fu Panda stupid thing. Pandaren are part of the Warcraft lore since Warcraft III, you just look like an idiot (clueless also) saying this useless and old joke every time. I don't play WoW but really, these jokes are just useless. However, If you like behaving like an idiot, it's your choice.

You're the idiot for not realizing I was praising the userbase and the game I consider best of all time. And when it comes to WoW lore I probably know much, much, MUCH more than you, so I'd advise you to think before calling someone clueless.

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#40 Posted by -Unreal- (24650 posts) -
I would like to know how people like the game compared to past expansions? I heard some where that this is the best expansion since Burning Crusade, is that true?sSubZerOo
It's a good expansion for sure. The Pandaren are really well done

Weren't the 2.7 million sales for the first week, instead of the first day? Cata sold 3.3 million on the first day trough.

I guess it is still a succes, now its just a matter of time to see if the subs will stay. Or we get a Cata repeat where the game loses another 3 million subs or more :S

RoccoHout
Mists had lots of bad press and haters trying to put it down. Easily moreso than any time in WoW's history. It was a big gamble and lots of sheep thought "yeah pandas are stupid, but talking cows and space goats are fine" and boycotted it.
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#41 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -
[QUOTE="SharkheadHD"][QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6147207/Millions_of_Horde_and_Alliance_Heroes_Rally_for_Pandaria-04_10_2012

Not bad for a dead game...

BrunoBRS
2.7 million? That's a small city!

small? that's a pretty big city lol.

Well in comparison to NYC (8.2 million), yeah : P
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#42 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Total money I've spent on WoW since it's release in 2004: $0.00 Impressive.
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#43 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="SKaREO"]Total money I've spent on WoW since it's release in 2004: $0.00 Impressive.

You also saved billions of $ by not playing every single game on earth that you never cared about amaz...nah wait, that's everyone on this earth.
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#44 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -
[QUOTE="SKaREO"]Total money I've spent on WoW since it's release in 2004: $0.00 Impressive.

Money made from WoW since its release in 2004: $900 Play it, sell your account, get your money back and then some ;)
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#45 Posted by Led_poison (10146 posts) -
Patch 5.1 coming soon on the PTR
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#46 Posted by Mauro_Rosati (1070 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mauro_Rosati"][QUOTE="SovietsUnited"]

This comes as no surprise... it's really a showcase how faithful the userbase is 8 years on, especially with the kid game, pokemon and kung fu panda backlashes and jokes.

SovietsUnited

Again with this Kung Fu Panda stupid thing. Pandaren are part of the Warcraft lore since Warcraft III, you just look like an idiot (clueless also) saying this useless and old joke every time. I don't play WoW but really, these jokes are just useless. However, If you like behaving like an idiot, it's your choice.

You're the idiot for not realizing I was praising the userbase and the game I consider best of all time. And when it comes to WoW lore I probably know much, much, MUCH more than you, so I'd advise you to think before calling someone clueless.

Well, I've read you post in the wrong way, hence the idiot it's me in this case. My fault, when I'm wrong..I'm wrong. Nothing to add. :)

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#47 Posted by IZoMBiEI (6477 posts) -

the pandas are pretty dumb, not into it. but still a pretty great expansion overall.

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#48 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -
[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]I would like to know how people like the game compared to past expansions? I heard some where that this is the best expansion since Burning Crusade, is that true?-Unreal-
It's a good expansion for sure. The Pandaren are really well done

Weren't the 2.7 million sales for the first week, instead of the first day? Cata sold 3.3 million on the first day trough.

I guess it is still a succes, now its just a matter of time to see if the subs will stay. Or we get a Cata repeat where the game loses another 3 million subs or more :S

RoccoHout
Mists had lots of bad press and haters trying to put it down. Easily moreso than any time in WoW's history. It was a big gamble and lots of sheep thought "yeah pandas are stupid, but talking cows and space goats are fine" and boycotted it.

Funny you are calling people "haters" in this thread.....but that is EXACTLY what you are when it comes to GW2. Pot.....meet kettle.
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#49 Posted by Advid-Gamer (4844 posts) -

It may be a great expansion but I just cant get into it, I havent been able to get into any mmo lately , I think I am over the genre. Questing in any mmo is boring as hell, back in the day I could get to 80 in a week, not I cant play for more then 5 min now with out being bored out of my mind. I have had the game for a week and still not even 86.

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#50 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -

It may be a great expansion but I just cant get into it, I havent been able to get into any mmo lately , I think I am over the genre. Questing in any mmo is boring as hell, back in the day I could get to 80 in a week, not I cant play for more then 5 min now with out being bored out of my mind. I have had the game for a week and still not even 86.

Advid-Gamer

It's actually good that you feel this way, it's a normal reaction to have. It just means you are strongly grounded in reality and you should be proud of that.