The newest expansion for World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria has expectedly help boost subscriptions with Blizzard Entertainment selling twenty-seven million copies in the expansions first week. World of Warcraft subscribers have passed the ten million mark again.
Another a few years go by and another expansion is now available for Blizzard Entertainments flagship title, World of Warcraft. This time its called Mists of Pandaria and it features an increased level cap, a new continent to explore, a new playable race and much more.
The other day Blizzard Entertainment announced that with the release of patch 5.0.4, all the races of Azeroth will be playable by everyone “no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own” This means that the pandaren who will available in the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will become available to everyone to play regardless whether you own that particular expansion or any of the others.
Blizzard entertainment have released the opening cinematic for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria the other day during Gamescom. The video shows the Alliance and Horde becoming shipwrecked and what happens next. The cinematic is similar to what happens when you first play as one of the Pandaren in their starter zone.
No one can say that World of Warcraft isn’t the master of subscription based MMORPGs but the games number to fluctuate and this is one of those times again. The most recent subscriptions numbers for World of Warcraft were released yesterday in the Activision Blizzard earnings report for the second quarter of 2012.