What kind of idiot in china or korea would play WoW when they have BnS? I am WoW fan boy and I buy WOW accounts and buy WOW gold once, but honestly BnS has more to offer than WoW and i don't see why people will continue to play WoW in eastern market. teh decline in eastern market is no doubt due to BnS. good for them and i think it is wake up call for WoW too, entire year kept suggesting to improve visual quality of characters/npc/mosnters, keep the cartoony look but improve it and make it look more real like pixar or disney animated cartoons. but no they don't want to, even though ghostcrawler admitted that current game engine is capable of miraculous graphical changes they are not going to do that because people are happy the way they are now. moronic fanboys and their blind money sinking really pisses me off.
i guess they may have to cut food...after 10 years, this number is beyond their wildest dreams and they will not produce any new mmo game (e.g. titan) before wow drops at least to 1-2m subs. so 8m subs after 10 years, unfortunately for who ever waits a new mmo from blizz, is still a huge number
They tried to merge but moronic oafs on those servers refused merger as it will "hurt their server pride". people like them really pisses me off.
Deferred revenue has nothing to do with transfers, that goes into cash. deferred revenue is subscription time that hasnt been used up. Most likely current months sub revenue + multi month subs. Im not one of their accouttants so I don't really know for sure the complete makeup of that account, but by definition instant account transfers can't be deferred revenue.