Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft has reached 11.5 million subscribers, meaning Azeroth has surpassed the great state of Ohio's population. Clearly people were clamoring to see the Lich King's wrath, as the game's second expansion sold 2.8 million copies in 24 hours, and went on to sell over 4 million copies in its first month.

Blizzard also stated it's currently hiring more staff to keep pace with the game. With all the layoffs going around the industry, hopefully some folks can find a relatively stable job over at Blizzard's compound -- we hear it's made of gold and diamonds.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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