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World of Warcraft remains the reigning titan in terms of subscription-based games... but the titan is looking just a little bit leaner at the moment. The most recent subscriptions numbers for the game were released today in the Activision Blizzard earnings report for Q2 2012, and the game has dropped to a total of 9.1 million subscribers as of the end of June. For those keeping track at home, that's a loss of 1.1 million players since the last update on subscriber numbers in May.

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Subs always drop in the months prior to expansions, but many are tired of the same old.

For me, if I'm ever feeling nostalgic, I just look at my photobucket.


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^ Agreed!
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also 1.2 million people purchased diablo 3 by buying 1 year of WoW subscription up front. So there is a potential 1.2m players who are not actually playing wow at, but are still subscribed.
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Summer time subs almost always drop. Sitting in your gaming cave when it's beautiful outside is harder to do.
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I got tired of trying to keep up and dealing with bad PUGs.
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I've always been curious about the fascination with WOW but I've never gotten the chance to play it.
How do you beat the game? Can you mod it?
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also 1.2 million people purchased diablo 3 by buying 1 year of WoW subscription up front. So there is a potential 1.2m players who are not actually playing wow at, but are still subscribed.

That would be me... I would still play wow but seriously it hasn't changed at all since November when I last played. Beat all the raids, have all the pvp gear, nothing else to really keep me playing.

Oh an of course, already beat Diablo and bored of that as well.
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I've always been curious about the fascination with WOW but I've never gotten the chance to play it.
How do you beat the game? Can you mod it?

You kinda don't, if you want to have any sanity left. There are plenty of things to do though, if you value old content and new content alike. I can't play it without friends to play with, it's just a different game.
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I've always been curious about the fascination with WOW but I've never gotten the chance to play it.
How do you win the game?

You don't, you keep doing the raids as they come and get better gear. Scrounging for achievements is also fun.
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