"When the feedback didn't come we assumed it was an acceptable change--i.e. the people WoTLK Gold who hadn't noticed it weren't bothered by it, and those who noticed it thought it was fine," Blizzard said. "Clearly it was a mistake to make that assumption, and we should have brought an eye to it later in the PTR cycle in order to have caught these issues before the patch 7.2 became available."
World of Warcraft lost 800.000 subscribers in the April-June quarter, publisher Activision Blizzard announced today as part of its latest earnings report. At the end of June, the game had 6.8 million users, which is down from the 7.6 million subscribers at the end of March.
Activision states that the decrease of subscribers was mostly seen at the East. The company called the decline "seasonal" and pointed out that the dip in subscribers was similar to what we saw from the beginning of this year's second quarter ahead of the release of the World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria.
The next World of Warcraft expansion is Warlords of Draenor, which will be available this fall on PC. The date of the expansion's release will be announced during an exclusive event scheduled for next week within Los Angeles. While the expansion isn't released yet, it's already gone on sale to 1.5 million units in Pre-purchases cheap WoTLK Classic Gold Activision Blizzard said today.