Last edited by Odeezee; 2011-11-04 at 01:08 PM.
Cherish the quiet...before my STORM!!!
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All i know is im gonna spend the crap out of the in game shop as my monthly sub fee......
Was there any word at all on what they are going to be selling?
This post is worth reading and generally states some important things about their business model:
Particularly, scroll down to the "Don't count on Subscriptions" portion.
Last edited by Niwoe; 2011-11-06 at 04:16 PM.
Of course the sales will pay off. Games like TF2 that have gone free to play with cosmetic cash shop items have actually made MORE money after doing so.
If you want to make a better argument, you should ask if I had any plans on buying Diablo 3. Which is NO,I didn't. The "Hey you can have it for free, and a mount and a beta invite if you make this commintement" was ENOUGH of an offer to make me say, Sure I'll commit to 1 more year right now, cause I plan on subbing anyways.
Should WoW still be $15 a month ? No, they should be down to around $5, at least below $10. And Xpacs should be no more than $20, if not free. But, it's pretty obvious that the overall population still finds it's acceptable and like any company out there, Blizzard will continue charging what people are willing to pay. You think your ISP wouldn't love to go back to the AoL days and charge per hour or like they are trying now and charge per gigabit ? If GW2 steals away 50% of the player base, Blizzard will do what all other companies do and change to compete.
Last edited by Mad_Murdock; 2011-11-06 at 05:23 PM.
Between box sales and the in-game vanity shop I'm sure that they won't be hurting for revenue. Especially with how well they're showing at different gaming conventions.
Sentinel PVE Basics for the two Specs that matterOriginally Posted by SW:TOR
Well that particular deal is good if you had planned on playing WoW for a year anyway. If all you wanted is to play Diablo 3 then yeah, certainly not worth it.
Last edited by Mad_Murdock; 2011-11-06 at 05:58 PM.
Pay close attention to complexity creep. Don't assume that most of your players are reading your website and consuming information about your game. Most of your players will never read your website, never visit fansites, and never participate in forum discussions. We are often immersed in the community forums and rants and raves posted to game fansites, and it is easy to lose perspective about the knowledge level of most of our players. Players who participate in fansites and send six-page emails to your community team are experts at your game – they probably know more about it than you do – so it's important to realize that they do not represent the average player. The vast majority of your players are not digging into every detail of every spell or creating lists of animations so that they can react when they see the basilisk twitch its nose. They want to play, not study, so take care to create a game that allows them to do so.
Lol @ silent majority.
More on topic, the servers in GW1 were also set up to reduce server fees. And there original model was to release expansion quickly, to make up for no sub fees. Now with servers and bandwidth costing next to nothing, they can push out a persistent mmo with no monthly fee. At the time WoW, EQ and other mmo's needed that monthly fee, should WoW and others lowered there monthly fee as servers and bandwidth prices lowered sure. But that sure has heck was not going to happen, not when there player base kept growing more and more.
Well, the thing is they release maultiple expansions all for 60$. So we may see an expansion every 6months-a year. If there were an expansion every 6 months then we would be paying 30$ less than a 15$ sub fee every 6 months.
If curiosity killed the cat, why can't speculation kill you?
Worked for GW1, and with a no doubt larger cash shop than GW1 had, I'm sure it will work for GW2.
That and frequent expansions.
I totally agree with Wolfy.