When a 3rd party makes money out of WoW products (IN game in this case) it is no problem, but when Blizzard adds mounts, pets or fluff items to its own shop it is blasphomy.
So these guys simply oppose because Blizzard now sells a mount themselves instead of the profiting 3rd party in the past 6 years...
Weirdos and it just proves how immature these Blizzard haters really are.
Oh look ! Blizzard is gaining money !
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oh wait, he doesnt. he is just an average person, sitting in front of his computer cheering on every move Blizzard makes.
i wonder why he does that? it really makes no sense for a normal person to behave that way.
anyone have any idea?
When challenging a Kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap.
The volume of new game features and content in MoP is a direct consequence of people cancelling subscriptions during Cataclysm. You're welcome.
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Everyone believes in this greedy corporate conspiracy theory because it makes them feel good about why they fucked up in life. That's all I have to say, now excuse me while I go buy all 3 helmets for every person in my guild.
You guys can fight "the man", whoever that might be, but I'm going to support a game developer whose products I enjoy.
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Like I've said before.. you can GUARANTY that blizzard will save ANY cool looking gear for the blizzard store.
and that's not cool and I guess I can only vote with my money and that's why i'm letting my account run out and considering deleting all my chars so I don't have the temptation to come back.
Please click the link ... and there are at least 20 other fluff items already in the game since years ...selling between 10 dollars and 600 dollars... and profits going to others instead of Blizzard ..
What would you do as a commercial company ?
but when Blizzard sets up a shop to sell a handfull of these fluff items at 15 dollars they are ... evil ?
Now Blizzard is seeing, as you just said, that other people are profitting from their own work. So instead of just allowing this to happen, they slowly start to change the way the TCG items are gained (who's to say those 3 helms wern't going to be TCG items?), by putting them into a cash-shop and all the money goes right to Blizzard.
But that's fine isn't it, because the RMAH and it's addition to Diablo 3 didn't affect that game for the worse, now did it?
i think Blizzard should make us pay every time the raid wipes. Because they can.
It's basically a perk for people who love WoW so much that they're willing to even play a CCG in the setting (even if it's not that great, and the artwork is just crap).
Exclusive pets from the special editions and blizzcons also fall into the 'perk' category.
The cash shop items (all of them) are different because vanity-for-sale is typical of (better quality) F2P games. People have long since supported WoW because it was subscription based, which means (to most) that, even though you pay, you can get the same stuff as everybody else, if you try hard enough. Pretty much making everything you gain an in-game achievement.
F2P games, on the other hand, offer the basic stuff, that which you require, as in-game, and add 'special' exclusive vanity gear to their cash shop: If you want it, you need to buy it. That is their business model; that is how they make money. You can set yourself apart by paying more.
They are two completely different business models.
With the cash shop, Blizzard is pretty much still asking for a subscription, but your skill or in-game dedication and perseverence no longer dictates whether or not you can gain access to exclusive, unique-ish items. Instead, you will need to pay for them. So they're adding the F2P business model to a P2P game, meaning that they effectively use a double business model, and one that is unfair to proponents of either.
Did this explain the problems people have with this model? Well; yes. Do you now understand it? I doubt it... You don't want to understand, after all.
I am skeptical that the money raised by the items in the Blizzard store will become retained earnings. I think it's far more likely that it's put towards bonuses for executives or dividends for shareholders.
The Blizzard store is a bad deal for players. I can only guess that the people defending it don't value money very highly.