You know how when you and your friends get into arguments over which MMO is the best, and they pull out the old "World of Warcraft has 10 million subscribers" argument? Prepare for them to get even more insufferably obnoxious as Blizzard tacks on another million to their bragging totals. With the launch of the game's third expansion imminent, the company reports that worldwide subscribership has broken the 11 million mark.

“It’s been very rewarding to see gamers around the world continue to show such strong support for World of Warcraft,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment®. “We remain fully committed to responding to that enthusiasm with a high-quality, constantly evolving game experience.”

Nice Mike! While you're at it, how about making the venue for next year's BlizzCon a bit larger, to accommodate all these new fans? Move it from the Anaheim convention center to say, the entire state of Montana. I hear they're renting it out on the cheap.