TL;DW: went over confirmed info (release date, costs, etc.) called Blizz greedy for cost of services.
So overdramatic.... The sad truth is that it is the players themselves that transformed the game into a monetized fest. People buy gold, people buy boosts, people buy gear, people buy ranks, titles, they buy everything, and they did it massively, way before Blizzard introduced any microtransaction/RMT in the game.It's not Blizzard's fault. It's players. Blizzard is only giving what the players want.You want it. You think you don't, but you do.
I love how people are so shocked. Like...omg...I can't believe Blizzard would do this. Um, who did you think they are? I don't play WoW because I am a fan of Blizzard's company ethics.
I'm pretty sure if the Deluxe Pack was instead for retail there would be barely no complaints.
There should be a middle ground between giving TBC Classic for "free" with the subscription like they did with Classic and overmonetizing everything
Character Copy is priced high not because of greed, just as say character transfers in retail aren't either. They are priced like that as a deterrent. They don't want people to use those services, in fact they'd make FAR more money if they priced it lower, as far more would willing throw minimal amounts at it for multiple characters without a second thought. Thing is they don't want classic servers to be filled with pointless copies of characters that are only gonna be touched once in a blue moon as they are forced to open more and more servers to give place for the clones only for them all to turn into ghosttowns and then being forced to solve that to actually give people who want to play classic still a community. They are giving up increased profits from the cloning in exchange for giving a better overall Classic experience and far less trouble down the line.The rest I don't care much about, the bundle is priced like the bundle would be expected to be priced, while the boost is priced similarly with the intention of not wanting people to use it(heck if this was about greed, BE and Draenei could use it)Blizzards main mistake was announcing this so close to the launch and all at once. If they spread it out more it would have let cooler heads prevail.
tbc just costs me € 12,99 ... not more, not less. stop crying
Nothing in any of this has "ruined TBC". None of it is pay to win in TBC, even if you boost a character. None of these things will tie directly to player power, it's a couple cosmetic things and then a price for a service they provide, who cares?
Survey Count:$10 - 10,870$15 - 5,765$25 - 1,009$35 - 1 (Initials B.K.)Blizzard - Damn, Well, I guess we can't let that 1 person feel left out, guess the price would be $35 then, set it up!What I am most worried about is the massive list of 'Known Issues' going into the beta, in which they already said most of those would be worked on AFTER the launch...that bothers me.
Boosts, In Game Store, and micro transactions only exist in an ecosystem where they are effective.