Off-topic: Despite being called dailies, you do not HAVE to do them daily. Nor, if you do them anyway, do you have to do them ALL every day, despite the max restriction having been lifted. You can pick and choose what to do, and do not have to do it ALL RIGHT NOW, or preferably yesterday... You could even *gasp* not be online every day/night, and still have plenty of time to enjoy the game. Just not if you want to do all every day and have the feeling you really surely truly have to do it now or sooner, that will just burn you out. On topic: 8.3 is still a LOT of people. And 8.3 million subscribers is still a major cash cow. The glory days may have faded, with many fondly remembering going uphill, backwards, through snow, on bare feet, but WoW is by no means dead or dying.
@Eccentrica: I really love how you worded that, made me smile despite the fact it was actually a sad (and probably true) message.
In late Cataclysm people got used to having several alts, all decently geared. In MoP you cant really have a army of alts, all geared and "competitive" in current content. You need to invest more time into one or maybe two characters. That used to be the way it worked imo in vanilla, TBC, and even Wrath but to a lesser extent...people did not have a abundance of alts. But in Cata everyone and their mother had like 4-7 lvl 85s, all geared.In MoP you need to retire some of those, focus on fewer, more content means less alts. Thats why wow is declining, people cant play all their characters like they could in Cata. Im not saying Cata was better, quite the opposite really, all those alts you needed to have to keep enjoying the game worked back then, not now. My suggestion is that people just should let all characters but their main and one alt rot, and enjoy MoP for the content, then the amount of dailies etc is not at all overwhelming.
Well unless you are one of those who like CRZ of course....
Not picking on you Adamsm, cause I take no issue with you whatsoever, but out of idle curiousity how many sub 85 alts do you have that you play regularly, and how many new alts do you roll?
I completely agree on the spectrum of choice. I was just curious because the degree to which CRZ affects a player (ie, what percentage of their playtime is spent outside of Pandaria and dungeons) would tend to determine their feelings on CRZ.
Rankkor,You totally missed my point.You used Hyperbole. You said the 'Overwhelming majority' was from the East, when in fact the statement just said 'Majority'.So, who knows. Was is 60/40, or 70/30, or maybe 55/45? Overwhelming majority sounds like it was 90/10.So, you can say what you like about the Asian market. There were still significant subs lost in the West.Cheers.