wowWorld of Warcraft, at its peak, had about 12 million active subscribers but with any game that’s old and with newer and shinier alternatives placed in front of gamers, it is not surprising that the subscriber base has dropped. Last we heard, the number of active subscribers of the game sat around 8.3 million but according to a new report during Blizzard’s Q3 2013 earnings call, it was revealed that World of Warcraft’s subscribers have dropped even further and now sits at 7.6 million, losing a good 700,000 subscribers in a span of 6-7 months.

Like we said this is not surprising given that the World of Warcraft franchise is pretty old given that vanilla World of Warcraft was first release back in 2004, meaning that the game is 9 years old. For a game that old having an active subscriber base of 7.6 million is still pretty impressive, but will the upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, be capable of drawing gamers back into the world of Azeroth? We guess we will have to wait and see, but do check back with us during BlizzCon 2013 to see what awaits us! In the meantime are any of our readers still active subscribers to the game since the day it has been released? Let us know in the comments below!

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