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August 10, 2021

Blizzard Panic! 20 Million Players QUIT World Of Warcraft

TheQuartering [8/10/2021]

World of Warcraft has lost 20 million players since Legion.

According to ESportsTalk:

Yesterday, during the Blizzard Walkout, thousands of WoW players also showed support with a boycott on the game. Some major streamers, such as Asmongold have simply stopped streaming WoW while also calling the company out for their behavior, and other streamers have openly said they will boycott WoW. In addition, there were mass groups across servers coming together for mass logouts, in solidarity with the Blizzard employees who were walking out. These players were yelling #ActiBlizzWalkout en masse, flooding chat.

his isn’t to say that everyone has quit playing WoW. There are plenty of streamers taking part in the game, and around 31k viewers on Twitch as of this writing. Even on this writer’s personal account, there are a few still playing WoW. That said, WoW players gathered in Oribos across a wealth of servers, some using Blue Mounts (the chosen color to represent the walkout). An EU realm had a group of players all using the Wandering Ancient mount, since it is a “staunch defender of the forests of Azeroth,” so a firm message is being sent there. 

Players who haven’t canceled their subscription/have months on theirs presently can show their solidarity this way with a WoW boycott. These mass logouts show the developers game data that people are simply coming together and logging off. Leaving people logged in and doing nothing (idling) doesn’t have the same impact on Blizzard’s data. If people are coming together and logging off at the same time, in mass numbers, the devs will see these huge spikes of logouts and likely know what it means. 

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