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If they sell 1 million of these helms and 1 million people unsub they did not make a dime on those sells they just cut even on what they lost from the sub drop. Blizzard is losing subs by the truck load and have even stated they will lose more subs by the end of the year/xpac.
They cost 15$ to try to make up for the sub lost sorry believing anything different then that is foolish Helm cost 15$ US and Sub cost 15$ US. All they are doing is trying to slow down the bleed of there money going away and as I said its shitty double dipping and saying "You don't have to buy it" dose not change the fact they are trying to double dip.
But of course by then you'll forget the post already.
275 million dollars NET revenue for the first quarter is already "in".
We will count it all up until Dec 31 2013.
And then we will see how that "competition" that went with free to play garbage and got lost in the subs High Way actually turned out in $$$ signs.
Probably below 10 million dollars per year for those Free to Play thingies with 3 zillion imaginary players, hanging in there to sell content at 10 dollars a piece no one will even wants to pay ...
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As a company you try to make the most money right now but should also keep an eye on the long run, which is where this will hurt I guess. I for one am not going to buy a Blizzard game again, that's 1 customer gone already because of this and I can't be the only one. I am too invested in my 8/9y char to totally quit wow so I unsubbed for next month only but a next game is another story.
I also doubt anyone thinking of starting WoW is going to invest when they hear they would pay a 13E/month sub and still don't get everything ingame, heck even the word of a cashshop exsisting will turn people off let alone seeing the pricing. I know my friends are never coming back now.
This is true, but i dunno about you, but I find these helms to be very particular in theme, icy skull, fiery horns, red something or other. Out of all 3 the horns are the only ones that would go with maybe 2 of my 30 odd characters outfits.
I don't tend to have all my characters in fiery themed outfits, and my main who is a druid, doesn't *benefit* from any of the helms at all (which is fine of course
So while yes you get them on every toon and every new toon you make, it doesn't make it for me all that important, because it's very limited in its use for me, so bascially £10 is spent on 2 characters getting the use out of the helm.
Might be fun to use on a lowbie toon as something flashie whilst levelling, but still would get boring using it on every toon I play. So for me personally not worth the money.
Still it is vanity stuff, and everyone can decide for themselves what they find is worth spending their own money on
I do think it is a little steep, though I'd be lying if I said I was surprised, it's only a little more than the pet prices afterall. After much debating, I decided to buy one, I didn't have to feel guilty about supporting the store, since I don't really have a problem with it as long as it's nothing game breaking, I liked the look of the Hood of Hungering Darkness so I made a new transmog set on my warlock revolving around it.
It looks really awesome, I'm pretty happy with it, do I wish it was a little cheaper? sure, but I am happy with the helm and will probably use it on some other characters as well.
I think a price tag of £5 - 6 would have been more acceptable, but me with my weak willpower, bought it with the £10 tag regardless, what can I say, if something looks awesome I will buy it.
A question I've seen tossed around and not really answered has to do with the BOA aspect of the Blizzard stuff versus some of the other F2P games where an item binds to a single character instead of an account. Since I don't play in a lot of F2P games (just started with Rift this week) I have no idea is that's true or not.
So is this true generally? And does it matter? Is the BOA aspect worth some extra dough?
FYI: I'm entirely neutral about the helms. Could not care less either way but was a little taken aback at $15 (US). Like many I had expected them to be much less. But the fact that you can use them on old toons or any new toons might be worth something. So was curious.
The cake is now an alternative fact.
Take a game like SWTOR for instance, where their Cash Shop armor sets and mounts are not BOA. There are a lot of complaints even now that they are only for one character.
$15 is way too much money for 1 piece of cosmetic gear the most I would pay is $5 and that's pushing it.
"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?"
"That is the only time a man can be brave."
-Lord Eddard Stark
$45 for three helmet skins is a bit much, considering the time it must have taken to make those.
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TF2 is a free game with tons of hats and i recently bought a hat for half of the price for my Pyro.
Even if youre not forced to buy it tons of nonfanboys are laughing at Blizzard.
Well atleast Blizzard still got people saying "hey its not gamechanging" but i wouldnt be surprised if the STEAMcommunity and the rest of the humanity is mocking the playerbase.
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OP spells at Ashran? Based on faction population? Yes, WODs gonna be the most awesome expansion ever! Propably gonna hit under 4 million sub mark.