No where did Blizz say that they would be rewarding you for staying with them every year. They just decided to do it one year. They know the anniversary gifts and thank you aren't going to keep you playing WoW, it's just something to say "Thanks". That's it.
In this case, Blizzard hasn't stopped the gift of giving. They're just giving something mediocre, as expected by the past few years of mediocrity. And there are people advocating that mediocrity should be acceptable because it's expected.
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Every time I hear people say "BLIZZARD STOPPED DOING PETS BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO BUSY CHURNING THEM OUT FOR THE SHOP", I have to lol. You know how many pets there are? 10. In 4 years. That's just over 2 per year. Apparently that's "churning pets out".
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Unfairly deleted signatures. Unfairly deleted signatures everywhere.
And I thought they said that the reason behind stopping doing the pets was that they only ever were going to do the 2 as a sort of one-off thing. Twice. I'm sure they absolutely could add in more pets if they wanted to, but they were never intended to set a precedent. People are making that up themselves.
I pretty sure
If they gave pets, some will complain about it because it is useless and serves no purpose and asks for a mount.
If they gave mounts, unless it is unique, some will it is simple reskin and asks for an event.
If they gave an event, unless it is major world event, some will complain it being boring and waste of time.
If they gave an major world event, some will complain why waste time on one off temporary content instead of focusing on the next xp.
It would be the same as saying 'man, this years Brewfest sucks, it's the same as last year'. Just because mediocrity is expected doesn't make it suck any less.
Getting a quick fix of 10 bucks in the short run x 7+ million may seem appealing to blizzard (which i doubt they even get) , but that 15 for 1 month from 5 million that arnt subbed anymore sounds just as inticing, especialy if people feel such goodwill and or lazyness to keep subbed through dec because of the holidays from nov thru dec.
Blizzard hits 2 birds with 1 stone. It amazes me how companies still treat things as "Reducing lost revenue" rather than "How can we increase revenue." . My old job use to have angry suits every time there was a big sale on a product, because they enjoyed that 90% profit per item. Totally ignoring the fact that they pushed 3x as many units during the sales. Sell 1 unit for 20 and make 18 in profit, or sell 3 units for 42 and make 36 in profit.
Good will can be ever as affective as a discount.