There's life in the old dog yet - the number of World of Warcraft subscribers has actually gone up over the last three months, as anticipation for Warlords of Draenor increases.
According to Blizzard the number of subscribers has risen to 7.4 million, up from 6.8 million since the end of the previous quarter.
At that point World of Warcraft was actually down 800,000 subs from the previous three months, so they've bounced pretty much back with these new figures. WoW peaked at 12 million in 2010 and numbers have slowly declined since then, but clearly Warlords of Draenor has lapsed players and newcomers interested once more.
Along with the usual batch of new content, including some outpost management in the form of the new Garrison system, a large part of the interest in Warlords is probably due to the fact that pre-ordering the expansion gives customers one free character boost up to level 90, the current cap before Warlords raises it up to 100. No more feeling left behind. Although people will probably still shout at you for not playing properly.
Warlords of Draenor launches on November 13. It seems likely that we'll see another rise in subs around the launch date.