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    Why people are afraid of the cash shop, even a cosmetic one

    The danger is that the gear and other goodies put into the cash shop will always be made far superior to what's available in the game through regular play.

    If you're Blizzard and you come up with a bunch of awesome looking gear or mounts or pets, why "waste" them on regular subscribers when you can put them in the cash shop and maximize revenue.

    When you play a F2P game, this sort of model makes sense. Those who never pay anything are treated like second hand citizens. However for a subscription based game you really don't want your subscribers to feel like second class citizens.

    Basically, the regular subscribers could begin getting the shaft because Blizzard chooses to gate all the good stuff behind microtransactions.

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    Yes, because the current set of mounts look so much better than the ones you can get in game normally, I always see people riding the star pony, and clearly the amount of threads on how bad the new helms are look wise and effect wise with things like shadowform and the likes are all fake. It's the end of WoW as we know it.

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    It's technically a logical fallacy (the Slippery Slope argument). Though I'm entirely guilty of it, agree, and absolutely despise the cash store. Fuck you, Blizzard. Fuck you hard.

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    It's mostly just because ERMAGERDD GREEDY CAPITALIST SWINE HOW DARE THEY CHARGE MONEY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES!

    I mean okay, there's a legitimate concern should Blizzard ever start putting say, gear on the cash shop. But that hardly seems likely. A lot of gamers just start QQing at the vaguest whiff of a cash shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    It's mostly just because ERMAGERDD GREEDY CAPITALIST SWINE HOW DARE THEY CHARGE MONEY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES!

    I mean okay, there's a legitimate concern should Blizzard ever start putting say, gear on the cash shop. But that hardly seems likely. A lot of gamers just start QQing at the vaguest whiff of a cash shop.
    And you like cash shops becaaaaause?
    It was never Hardcore Vs Casual. It was Socialites Vs. Solo players

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