In 2008, World of Warcraft was at its peak. Over 11 million people were ready to take on the returning threat of the Lich King — the corrupt paladin Arthas Menethil, who became the standout character of the franchise’s RTS (real-time strategy) days. But once the dust had settled, subscriber numbers plummeted to a point where Blizzard wouldn’t say how many were left. After the boom of Classic and record pre-order numbers of an expansion promising to explore the story of the Lich King further, nostalgia clearly has dominion over Blizzard’s biggest title. Now that we’re able to explore the veil between life and death in Shadowlands, just how long will we stick around?
source: Digital Trends