I don't have a US-BN WOW account so I post here, wish someone crucial could read this.
We are currently exploring the possibility of adding a way for players in certain regions to make purchases directly within the game. As part of this process, elements related to this will be appearing on the PTR. We’ll provide additional updates on our plans as development progresses.
I wish this "certian regions" doesn't mean China. But most of Chinese players are 90% sure about it because "free" games in China can bring incredible amount of profit thank to some in-game store things. Tencent, a Chinese company runs only "free" games, earned 2.285 billions of RMB (372.9 Million USD) by selling LoL Heros, Skins and some other in-game store stuffs.
However, how normal players treat those "free" games and "free" game players, is just like how Diablo 3 normal players treats RMAH and pay-to-win players, and 1000% worse. Chinese players values their in-game achievements (not the Achievements) gained by their own efforts, like how parents values their children. And as a Chinese WoW player, WoW's "pay to play, pay effort to win" mechanism is like a representative of decency, dignity, moral, principle and whatever I translate it. Adding in-game store into WoW would took every of those from them, just like someone stripe all of your cloth away in public and thousands of ppl took a photo of you and upload it. They will feel ashamed, damned, cursed, chastised and whatever I translate it. And they already felt this when the blue post appears as a news. There is even few players made comments, others' heart just feel deep freeze and ctrl+W the page.
None of those I wrote before is exaggerated. Tencent, although it is the richest IT company in China. Its reputation among users is extremely low. People HAVE to use its product because of the local protectionism of Chinese gov. If they could have a choice, Tencent will lost 99% of its users instantly. And Tencent game, are considered as slums among decent players.
I hope, or I wish BLZ would think twice before making this decision and make a public declaration that this system will NOT be implanted into the game ASAP. Otherwise we are gonna see another waterloo.