*shrug* Just another thing I wouldn't pay for.
*shrug* Just another thing I wouldn't pay for.
Apparently not everyone will be happy. I wouldn't pay for updated models, can't really see them with armor on anyways.
Q: Where the fuck is Xia Xia, SIU?!?!
A1: She needs to start making eggs for Easter...
A2: Drunk and sleeping somewhere.
"Graphics" could also be considered cosmetic, are we going to be getting charged for getting updated new expansion zone graphics now?
But to reason - I don't think it'd go well with recruiting new players - yes, you can play this game if you buy all the xpacks and pay $15 a month. You can also look this awesome, but only if you pay another $10 for each character you start...otherwise you'll have to put up with the 10 year old models...
What I think could be possible, would be to make the old/new models optional on the first login/creation of the character and just add the option to swap them to the paid race change. Everyone would be happy then.
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I think the eventual new character models are what still keeps me playing. If they were introduced as a cash shop only feature I think it would make me stop playing the game for good after 7 years. I can justify the monthly fee because I find the time spent ingame worth the 15euros a month. However, having to pay for a fee on top of that to enjoy the character I'm playing (with the new models around I would imagine the old ones would look preety awful ) is a kind of expence I cannot justify, especialy now that money is realy short for me. I find it a little upsetting that I cannot own the mounts or pets in the blizz store, but I can play without them. Dont think I count still play the old models with the new around.
Just my opinion, tho.
How is updated character models supposed to make up for overcommercialization of the game?
Cash shop is a pos and Blizzard can never unmake this assault on the spirit of gaming and RPG.
I find it funny how so many people argue that Blizz would never put character models on the cash shop, where the same people are calling out people saying that there is no proof Blizz will add P2W type things on the cash shop. Like you guys have said, there's no way you can know they wont add the models to the cash shop. The basic assumption is that this shop is here to stay and it's going to get more and more items on there. What the items are, no one knows, are they all going to be irrelevant cosmetic stuff, I doubt it.
People argue why is it a big deal? Because this is how stupid practices start and every other company jumps on it and we'll see it everywhere. Day one DLC is another example of something like this, now it's common practice which is because people excepted it. The more you guys except BS practices and are openly happy to let yourselves be charged more for stuff is when this becomes common practice. Yeah they're a business, they're aim is to make money, as a consumer our aim is to get stuff for the best deal possible. When you shop for anything else in the world you actively look for a good deal with good service, not purposely look to get screwed by a business.
I'm not currently subscribed to WoW but I am planning on returning at some point...that said, however, if Blizzard did release character model updates and charged for them via the cash shop, well, that would be it for me. People are saying that character model updates are purely a cosmetic thing, a vanity thing...they are not....it is a matter of updating quality. Yes, there is a cosmetic aspect to it because it's character design but on the other hand, the models we have now clip through armour, hell, some of them clip through their own bodies, they have limited animation and expressions and their textures are bland and stretched when moving but then, you're already paying a subscription for content updates and this is very much a content update, it's cosmetic in the same way that green fire for warlocks is cosmetic, or the shadowform updated look was cosmetic, or whatever other spell example you care to think of is cosmetic...if they charged for it via the cash shop it is purely exploitative. Would new players stick at the game if they found out they had to shell out yet more money for the models that look like they actually belong in a game they bought in 2013? Would they get them for free, but old players would still have to buy the update through the cash shop? No, there is absolutely no way that putting the model updates on the cash shop can be justified. Short term it might make them some money, but that would be offset by a massive loss of subs overall. If they put the character models in as part of the sub, they'll keep it level, hell, would probably even pull some back.
At this stage in their "career" with WoW and Blizzard it has become a matter of going down with the ship, regardless of how badly the ship is being blasted to smithereens by its own crew. To admit these double dipping, money grubbing, greedy tactics Blizzard has adopted are a slap in the face would mean they have simply been wasting their time for all these years.
There is no going back for them or rationally assessing their role as consumer. For all intents and purposes they must pretend to agree with what Blizzard is doing, even if they secretly feel ashamed for doing so. Going back to your quote, they are actually taking the attacks personally. They are acting as if they are actually the business and stock advisors guiding Blizzard on these decisions so that it alleviates the guilt from their beloved company. They would rather sacrifice their own integrity so as to soften the blow to Blizzard.
It's really fascinating behavior.
And then Blizzard wonders why everyone left the game except cashers.
By the time that happens, hopefully TESO or Wildstar will be viable alternatives to WoW. I'd cancel on the spot.
And then there's the people who WANT the updated character model, but cannot afford it
Ultimately a business would prefer to recieve money from consumers with minimum effort.
And the consumer would prefer to recieve the product or service with minimum payment.
We're seeing an opposite mentallity from WoW subscribers here who preach about how fair and just Blizzard is behaving.
You should never be thinking "this is fair" but more "what else can I get out of them?"
It works both ways.
The whole move to casualization was to cultivate the kind of player that would spend money in a cash shop. Its funny how when it actually happens people are surprised. Blizzard stopped trying to make a good game about half way through lich king and has since been just trying to find ways to make more money off their IP. People were all in favor of it when it meant easy heroics, LFR, and free epics, but somehow new player models for cash crosses the line? Its funny how people wholly digested the propaganda about all these cash grab moves being good for the game, when they had been lead to believe it was in their favor, and have defended them as such for years, but now the end game becomes apparent.
A wide audience with not a lot of time, obsessed with accessibility = cash shop revenue in the making
just think of all the resources your cash for models will create, and the resulting content! no way its just going into someone's pocket with no return in regards to game development
which is exactly why the LFR making raiding possible is so disingenuous, people pretend since GC said LFR means they can develop raids better, that its true. Pretty sure the best raids were developed before LFR and any subscriber money LFR brought in just went into someone's bank account. They don't realize that its GC's job to sell them things, and they've just internalized his form of marketing
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This would actually be a horrible thing to do.
It might not be an advantage, but it can't be compared to the transmogables or mounts/pets either. If you don't want to spend money on the helmets, then you still have a big variety of other head pieces that look good - same with mounts and pets. But with the caracter model you'll have the choice of either pay money and get a model with fixed graphics, or not being able (or willing) to do so and be stuck with a character that looks like it was made out of taped-together shoeboxes. And playing a race that you dislike, but has a better looking model, doesn't sound like an option many people would take.