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The World of Warcraft: Down to 7.7 Million Subscribers

The World of Warcraft: Down to 7.7 Million Subscribers

From MMO Champion: WoW Down to 7.7 Million Subscribers Activision Blizzard’s press release states that World of Warcraft is down to 7.7 million subscribers. This is a loss of 600,000 subscribers, down from 8.3 million last quarter. A call about the shares purchase will take place on July 26 at 8:30 AM ET, so check back then for any more comments on subscriber numbers. The regular earnings call will take place on Thursday, August 2nd. Methinks 7.7 million isn’t too…

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Wishful Thinking: Free Transfers for the Outnumbered and Oppressed

Wishful Thinking: Free Transfers for the Outnumbered and Oppressed

It’s been almost two months since my Whisperwind raid team moved to Stormrage and I can honestly say that I have no regrets (so far). From getting stuck at 3/12 in Throne of Thunder, we are now at 9/12. We had a rough start during the first few weeks, but now that everybody’s schedule is in sync and our ilevels have improved, getting the job done has become so much easier. Stormrage is a pretty active, highly-populated and extremely crazy…

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Blizzard’s Naming Policy

Blizzard’s Naming Policy

When it comes to naming World of Warcraft characters, I give my toons pretty normal names, save for the airy-fairy Cloudrunner (whom I sorely miss). Lizzie, Ysabel, Louisa, Claire, Barbara — names so common in real-life that they could be the names of girls you went to school with, had sex with, and faced in court when they demanded child support from you. Someone asked why I chose such “boring” names in a fantasy world, and I replied that said…

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8 Years of World of Warcraft

8 Years of World of Warcraft

Happy birthday to the greatest MMO in the universe! Great vid! It totally makes up for the copy-and-paste crap you auto-sent us recently. More power to Blizzard who totally changed the lives of gamers on November 23, 2004 by introducing the greatest birth control of all time!