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    Could work, but you'd need a behavioural specialist to figure out if it was worth it, along with some statistical analysis over when people drop subs, specially the ones that drop between expansions.

    It could work for them if it keeps people subscribing, at the end of the day every person that's subscribing is a potential friend of someone who's friend got them into the game, which is another big cash drop and regular income for them.

    To be worth it, they just need someone to be subscribing for 3-4 months more than they otherwise would, which isn't a huge ask, specially if they add in a 6 month commitment, you could even say the 'worth' is lower, as its reliable income for them that's easier to plan around.
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    So it's the annual pass?

    I dunno, that went over kind of... blah. Some liked it, some got it for the stuff, some thought it was a scheme to lock in subscribers for the year without content.
    Permanently unsubscribed as of 03/10/2014.

    Been a fun run guys, but the game's officially moved into the "Milk the Playerbase" phase. And I for one don't intend to stick around as the cost of expansions go up, content in them goes down, and raids become further and further apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ablib View Post
    Entitled people, unfortunately. This is the same person that walks into Wal-Mart and thinks they should be able to walk out of the store with half of their cart for free because they have been shopping there since the 70's and met Sam Walton once. Veterans and the elderly fall into this crowd. Amongst the younger crowd, it seems to be video game players.

    It makes me sick, really.

    inb4 the business majors come along and say that you're supposed to treat your customers right by giving out free stuff, blah, blah, blah. No.
    Why does it make you sick, and think it's a bad idea? People who have been a sub since the VERY first beginning of WoW should AT LEAST get something for being such long subscribers.

    Having some sort of some system that grants you more of something the longer you're subbed would be awesome. RuneScape has such system where you gain points monthly for vanity stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terahertz View Post
    Why does it make you sick, and think it's a bad idea? People who have been a sub since the VERY first beginning of WoW should AT LEAST get something for being such long subscribers.

    Having some sort of some system that grants you more of something the longer you're subbed would be awesome. RuneScape has such system where you gain points monthly for vanity stuff.
    It's unfair.

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    Personally I'd prefer it if long-term (Say 3-4 years minimum or the time between 2 expansions) customers were given access to the expansion a week earlier than the rest. Trade-off would be you can't earn Server First Level 90!/profession achievements if you opt in for earlier access.

    Just something to reward older subs that doesn't give them a ridiculous advantage (Such as stats or buffs). Raids can be postponed until the rest of the population have the game released, so the WF Race is still there for people to fight over and the PvP gear isn't released until the season begins anyway.

    Either that or access to now-unavailable, removed or just unused transmog reclours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terahertz View Post
    Why does it make you sick, and think it's a bad idea? People who have been a sub since the VERY first beginning of WoW should AT LEAST get something for being such long subscribers.
    I am a subscriber since almost 8 years now and I DO get something for it.
    I have 8 years of amazing memories and enjoyment, that's all I need to feel special.

    Having some sort of some system that grants you more of something the longer you're subbed would be awesome. RuneScape has such system where you gain points monthly for vanity stuff.
    A game that has such a hard time getting new people would be better off not "alienating" new people even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHellfire View Post
    How come people are so obsessed with getting stuff for free? What makes you think you should?
    Apparently because they played longer then anyone else.

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    After what happened during the last annual pass i will not be signing another one. If they offer another one i'll probably unsub; being suspicious that they're not releasing any new content for the duration of the annual pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terahertz View Post
    Why does it make you sick, and think it's a bad idea? People who have been a sub since the VERY first beginning of WoW should AT LEAST get something for being such long subscribers.

    Having some sort of some system that grants you more of something the longer you're subbed would be awesome. RuneScape has such system where you gain points monthly for vanity stuff.
    Why? Why should they get something extra for being a "long term subscriber"?
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