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    Question How much are Koreans paying by the hour?

    I think it was the Koreans who have to pay by the hour for their WoW sessions, how much do they pay anyways?
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    I don't think they paid that much, A few cents or w/e it's called in their language.
    I recall that blizzard didn't lose that much money even though they lost 1,3M in 3 months time.
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    1. Play by Days
    7 days - 7040W
    30 days - 19800W
    90 days - 47521W

    2. Play by Hours
    5 hours - 3900W
    30 hours - 14900W

    $1 = 1100W

    You imagine the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieChicken View Post
    1. Play by Days
    7 days - 7040W
    30 days - 19800W
    90 days - 47521W

    2. Play by Hours
    5 hours - 3900W
    30 hours - 14900W

    $1 = 1100W

    You imagine the rest.
    if your prices are correct they are paying more per day than us

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    Quote Originally Posted by megabeat View Post
    if your prices are correct they are paying more per day than us
    They do pay more than us, My college friend went over to korea to document their starcraft 2 scene and said they pay more then we do to play but their time is somewhat limited, I don't know if they have like time restriction's on how much they can pay a day etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgePayne View Post
    They do pay more than us, My college friend went over to korea to document their starcraft 2 scene and said they pay more then we do to play but their time is somewhat limited, I don't know if they have like time restriction's on how much they can pay a day etc.
    If you pay by days there is no restriction. You can play 1 second or 24/7 or whatever and no extra charge

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    While they pay more than the Western regions, doesn't most of the money go to the company that runs WoW in Asia? I forget what it's called...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieChicken View Post
    1. Play by Days
    7 days - 7040W
    30 days - 19800W
    90 days - 47521W

    2. Play by Hours
    5 hours - 3900W
    30 hours - 14900W

    $1 = 1100W

    You imagine the rest.
    Whats the Currency? and the cost to the AU/US Dollar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romire View Post
    Whats the Currency? and the cost to the AU/US Dollar?
    The currency is called South Korean Won. The exchange rate is in the part you quoted, 1US$=1100W.

    While they pay more that the Western regions, doesn't most of the money go to the company that runs WoW in Asia? I forget what it's called...
    It's called Netease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noorri View Post
    The currency is called South Korean Won. The exchange rate is in the part you quoted, 1US$=1100W.



    It's called Netease.
    So i went to XE.com for an Exchange Ratio in aussie Dollar for a month play time!

    19,800.00 KRW = 18.9470 AUD
    South Korean Won ↔ Australian Dollar
    1 KRW = 0.000956918 AUD 1 AUD = 1,045.02 KRW
    ◀Convert again

    View Chart
    Mid-market rates: 2013-07-10 12:31 UTC

    So roughly the same price as an Aussie TC
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    Hahaha this is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noorri View Post
    It's called Netease.
    Ah, thank you!

    But yes, don't they take most of the cash? Leaving a small amount for Blizzard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Ah, thank you!

    But yes, don't they take most of the cash? Leaving a small amount for Blizzard?
    I've seen it reported that it's something like a 55 / 45 split, blizzard gets the 55% as a kind of licensing fee and the rest goes to Netease.

    Also worth noting is this from the wiki page:

    "In South Korea, there is no software package or CD key requirement to activate the account. However, to play the game, players must purchase time credits online."

    With this as the source:

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.co.kr/billing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooboy View Post
    I've seen it reported that it's something like a 55 / 45 split, blizzard gets the 55% as a kind of licensing fee and the rest goes to Netease.

    Also worth noting is this from the wiki page:

    "In South Korea, there is no software package or CD key requirement to activate the account. However, to play the game, players must purchase time credits online."

    With this as the source:

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.co.kr/billing/
    wow...the Google Translation is trippy

    World of Warcraft on the following rate plans are available.
    before you pay the right price for me, first learn how to select and payment Please make the payment after you saw.
    I use image for World of Warcraft.
    • I play World of Warcraft on a daily basis is steady.
    • I usually use on weekends to play for almost the whole weekend.
    World of Warcraft for only if you fully unlimited time to World of Warcraft
    can be enjoyed.
    And lastly

    What jeongryangje, date, regardless of the scheduled time until exhausted to enjoy World of Warcraft is a product.
    jeongryangje product a 5 hours, 30 hours is. jeongryangje the validity of the product is three years from the date of payment, 3 years billing the game as much as one hour are available.
    Quote Originally Posted by Azerox View Post
    Hahaha this is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooboy View Post
    I've seen it reported that it's something like a 55 / 45 split, blizzard gets the 55% as a kind of licensing fee and the rest goes to Netease.

    Also worth noting is this from the wiki page:

    "In South Korea, there is no software package or CD key requirement to activate the account. However, to play the game, players must purchase time credits online."

    With this as the source:

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.co.kr/billing/

    That only applies to China. Korean wow is run directly by Blizzard (Blizzard Korea)

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    Quote Originally Posted by megabeat View Post
    if your prices are correct they are paying more per day than us
    Blizzard doesn't get all the money. They only get a very small amount usually a few cents on the dollar and the rest goes to whoever is licensing Wow from Blizzard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megabeat View Post
    if your prices are correct they are paying more per day than us
    The high price might be a deterrent that is intentional. They have some serious gaming addiction problems in South Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanzul View Post
    Blizzard doesn't get all the money. They only get a very small amount usually a few cents on the dollar and the rest goes to whoever is licensing Wow from Blizzard.
    This thread is about Korea not China, WOW is operated by Blizzard in Korea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    The high price might be a deterrent that is intentional. They have some serious gaming addiction problems in South Korea.
    I doubt Korea has a larger problem with gaming addiction than any other country.

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