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    Quote Originally Posted by draykorinee View Post
    I agree the content up dates are crap, I dont see why that would mean quitting playing the game though?

    As for europeans getting shafted by American companies, its always been the case, wow expansions were being sold for $25 in the us and 60 euros in EU, it was well over double the price in the regions, on DIGITAL media, crazy. At least we're not Australians, poor bastards ripped off all the time.
    I could've gotten away with only paying $25 for expansions when they went live? Where the fuck was this when I was broke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti View Post
    I could've gotten away with only paying $25 for expansions when they went live? Where the fuck was this when I was broke?
    Oh sorry this was the recent christmas sale, http://wccftech.com/give-gift-world-warcraft-christmas/. The most recent sale was actually more proportional $35 to 31 euros, which i think works out better for US still, but not as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draykorinee View Post
    Oh sorry this was the recent christmas sale, http://wccftech.com/give-gift-world-warcraft-christmas/. The most recent sale was actually more proportional $35 to 31 euros, which i think works out better for US still, but not as bad.
    and EU expansions never cost 60 EUR. My store preorder cost 40 EUR on launch night.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Vito Corleone View Post
    and EU expansions never cost 60 EUR. My store preorder cost 40 EUR on launch night.
    Did you read the link, it wasnt individual expansions but the sum cost of all of them, I have edited my op accordingly.

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    Don't be silly. The reason Europeans pay more for everything coming from US is this: TAXES. Europe has this shit called "social care" or something, which says that people who don't work must get a lot of money still. Guess where that money comes from? Then there is the health care thing. Remember that retarded documentary about the US hospitals and how much better the system is in other places? Well guess where is the money coming from to finance those "free" hospitals in Europe. Then there is Bruxelles and the shitty European bureaucracy. Do you know how many motherfuckers are there and how much are they being paid (for doing nothing)? Now guess who are the stupid fuckers paying that money after all (right, we are).

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    US military budget 682bn 6 times that of china, who pays for all that?
    The Us has the highest healthcare costs as a %of GDP in the western world, the comonwealth fund rated America last place in terms of healthcare. Do any of these things affect game sale prices? No.
    You don't know what you're talking about. In fact I would say you're talking out of your ass. Learn the difference between social/income tax and VAT/sales tax.
    National insurance tax has no effect on the cost of imported goods either, having a NHS does not mean that Video games cost more, ridiculous assumption and completly off topic :S

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    Mosotti, while it is true Europeans have social care, this is mostly funded by a social fee on wages. for example, every Belgian employee pays a 13.07% social contribution, which is then used to fund government-based health care. in addition, in Belgium you are required to have health insurance. there are a number of different health insurance companies out there that mostly originate from political parties. you have 5 major "mutualities" in Belgium: Christian, Socialistic, Liberal, Independant and Neutral. you need to pay a certain fee to these companies, in return you get refunded most prescription drugs and most treatments.

    but We're digressing from the original topic. US players ALSO pay taxes, but they pay it in addition to the displayed price. in EU, you're required to include taxes into the displayed price. if you add tax to the US price (or substract tax from the EU price), you can compare it. otherwise, you can't.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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