This week's earnings call revealed that WoW had dropped to slightly above five million subscribers, a rather precipitous decline from its 10 million subs at the start of Warlords of Draenor. No matter what you say about how that doesn't really mean much (and it doesn't, honestly), it's still a startling drop.
Much like I feel daily quests were unfairly poo-pooed in Mists of Pandaria -- ignoring the root of the problem and laying blame at the feet of what one saw on the surface -- I think the Command Table in Warlords of Draenor is getting a bad rap.
What I really enjoyed about Welcome to the Machine is that for a moment it took you out of that role of adventuring hero, and put you in the NPC position. It was an amazing, wonderful, weird quest, and I still consider it one of the highlights of the Cataclysm expansion. As much as I love the quest, though, I didn't really want an entire expansion of it.
Hearthstone isn’t always (at least not for me) good fun… I’m not particularly good at it and never make it very far if I try to play competitively. Still, I enjoy tuning in to watch Matticus talk about it and, oddly, I had a lot of trouble turning away from this week’s not-quite-endless Hearthstone turn. There was just something about the soothing rhythm of the ongoing barrage of Arcane Missiles that was hard to look away from.
But now that that’s come to an end, we can get back to the business of answering Queue questions.