Asian market is already paying WAY more than US/EU for the game. And Blizzard decides to charge them more.
Last edited by Duster505; 2013-07-13 at 05:06 PM.
The carrot on the stick won't be gone as long as you don't put the by far best gear on the shop.
Blizz is calculating if losing players is worth gaining more money by direct transactions. That's why the dead servers have been around for 2-3 years now. Blizz gained more money by paid transfers than they lost due to frustrated players leaving permanently. It's exactly the same thing with the pet shop...
Last edited by Pacster; 2013-07-13 at 05:10 PM.
Want to know the reason the Asian market are getting XP Potions? Because a lot of them have limited gametime. China in particular puts a debuff on a character logged on for too long that halves their XP gain in order to convince them to stop playing for a while. The potion would give them the option of rushing the leveling process to make best use of that limited time. Same could be said for the Lesser Charms.
And even then its still not manditory for them. Do you really think XP Potions will work in the next expansion?
As for the helmets, who cares? Don't demand new character models in the same breath, that's infinitely more work then a simple helmet. Don't claim the character models will be paid micro transactions when you don't know a damn thing. Its all fearmongering speculation, ironically from people who often either don't play or will threaten to quit the second anything happens. We don't need you, trust me.
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When people payed more money for getting CE WoW and getting an in game Pet.
Then just after that we had TGC loot arrive.
Come to think of it, every single recent MMO is on the same "slippery slope".
So even at its peak of 12 millions subs WoW had many many forms of pay more money to get cosmetic stuff.
Last edited by Duster505; 2013-07-13 at 05:26 PM.
Not gonna lie, it'd be amazing if that Jewel of the Fire Lord helm would be influenced by the fel fire for warlocks. I could see that looking epic with my set for fel fire. lol
The helms look awful.
the frost helm looks awesome. pair it with death knight t11, and you got an awesome lich king style.
I wonder what these look like on worgens i love the black and red one but i bet it looks messed up on a female worgen like just about every face covering hat.
"Your name was stolen? I see... Well, I guess that happens from time to time..."
From a resource standpoint, these vanity items likely took minimal work - Blizzard stands to make a buck, and it probably didn't take much away from other areas of design. Good for them.
But what they've lost in principle is far more than any monetary gain.