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Thread: Activision/Blizzard Accounts. You now have the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnius View Post
    The facts are there if you take the time to read the whole post, unless of course you call the actual accounting reports along with Blizzards own description of what they class as a subscription not factual??

    They are not trial accounts as a trial account does not act as a subscription, again this is according to the facts Blizzard released in that post.

    As I said to understand it totally you will need to get an adult to show you or explain what it all means. You have just proven the need for an adult with your comments.
    "Since there isn't any public information on the number of players that have left WoW, let's look at players who have been BANNED."
    Assumptions.
    That is all.

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    Thumbs up People have more than one account alot

    well think about the people that have 2 or more accounts that takes a big chunk of the numbers like if a video has 1 million views and you have seen it like 3 times or even 5 it cuts it into alot smaller number, and yes i know people who have had 2-3 accounts over the years and alot of people do so think about that!
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    This blog post misses a lot of very important points. First off, there is no link to Blizzard's official statement in the post despite being many links to sources of his other claims. It makes me wonder whether the guy actually read the official statement. Had he actually read the press release, he would've known that trying to debunk the 11.5 million subscriber claim by comparing it to individual game sales is futile.

    He failed to mention in his entire article that Blizzard includes gamers that play in internet game rooms in its subscriber count. Who knows how high this number is alone, but in many places in the world it is more common to play games in an internet game room than at one's home. Considering Blizzard counts any internet game room account that logged in during the past 30 days, the number could be huge. I also imagine it's relatively easy for a single person to set up multiple accounts at the same or different internet game rooms. This obscures the numbers even more.

    Blizzard is very careful about how they word things and I don't think that they outright lied about the active subscriber base. This whole controversy is a case of bad journalism across the board from the big news corporations down to blog posts like this one.

    Here is the official statement http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company...es.html?081121. Blizzard defines a subscriber as follows:

    World of Warcraft's Subscriber Definition

    World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees’ territories are defined along the same rules.
    Last edited by MochaFlux; 02-07-2011 at 05:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MochaFlux View Post
    This blog post misses a lot of very important points. First off, there is no link to Blizzard's official statement in the post despite being many links to sources of his other claims.

    He failed to mention in his entire article that Blizzard includes gamers that play in internet game rooms in its subscriber count. Who knows how high this number is alone, but in many places in the world it is more common to play games in an internet game room than at one's home.
    *ah hem*

    http://daeity.blogspot.com/2011/01/d...blog-faqs.html

    There are others too.

    Quote Originally Posted by MochaFlux View Post
    Blizzard is very careful about how they word things and I don't think that they outright lied about the active subscriber base.
    Keep reading more. What you just said, the blogger has been saying the same in many posts.

    The OP's link is a very old one, and if you keep reading there are more revised numbers, citations, sources, etc. You can't expect all of that information in one single blog post after all.

    Also important: Blizzard's "Active Subscriptions" vs "Real Players" POSTED BY DAEITY ON MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010

    Much has changed since then, especially Chinese subs which is detailed in later posts.
    Last edited by DrFeelgood; 02-07-2011 at 05:38 PM.

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