"Believing something is not an accomplishment. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because “strength of belief” is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. Listen to any “die-hard” conservative or liberal talk about their deepest beliefs and you are listening to somebody who will never hear what you say on any matter that matters to them — unless you believe the same. Wherever there is a belief, there is a closed door."
Look, I get why some of you are defending Blizzard. It's called denial.
By itself the eventual selling of lvl 90 chars might not seem like a big deal but it's another step closer to pay to win. Heck, remember how Blizzard said the XP potion would only be available in the Asian version of the game? Well surprise! Here's 500 XP potions for the price of 1, instant lvl 90.
It's started with pets, mounts, then transmog gear, then potions, then lvl 90. So guess what? Unless you're blind on purpose, a rational person can see the way it is going. It's just a matter of time.
They will slowly keep adding things until it really is pay to win. And the more people who "don't mind" the faster it will arrive.
That is the thing I dont get about altohalics. They bitch when there is nothing to do all all their toons because Blizzard reduced the grinds to make the game more casual friendly and then when Blizzard ups the grind again to cater to such nolifers the players bitch about not having enough time to spend on all of their alts like being able to maintain all ones alts is some kind of mandated right.
The level 90 for the purpose of helping new and returning players catch up to the current expansion rather than get lost in what is now a very broken up jumbled mess of old leveling content is a good cost effective measure compared to the 1-60 revamp which hurt Cata a lot.
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ArmouryOriginally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Thats the success of conditioning over time. Years ago, the community would been mad if blizzard had tried to offer a paid maxlevel character service. Today, people can't wait to throw their money to blizzard for every crap that went into the game.That's -all-. Pay to win? Pay to start, more like.
Blizzard is playing Lemmings and people don't realize it.
But that doesn't mean the game will become pay to win. For every MMO that went free to play and threw pay to win features out there's plenty more free to play MMOs that never even come close.
If you think a level 90 character is pay to win then, in all seriousness, you should quit now. You are right in the effect that Blizzard will probably add more items to the shop along these lines.
I don't see a level 90 character as pay to win. And I don't think Blizzard will ever sell actual gear.
This is why the slippery slope is a logical fallacy. Just because they sell *stuff* doesn't mean they will sell *everything*. There's plenty of MMOs out there that don't.
Let me put it this way. you know what DLC is, it's an excuse to not make a good game, and to continue to milk the people who do play. There was a time before DLC that developers didn't rely on DLC to make. enough money to post the profits the company wanted, they did it by making a game people want to buy.
Vanilla, TBC, Wrath. They were games that people wanted to buy, and pay for. Say the game is old. Alright the game is old, make a new game that people want to buy and play. Don't beat a dead horse with DLC. Make a game that doesn't need it.
There's nothing principled about it. You're whining about something you're just wrong about. Its pretty simple.
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Have you looked at the WoW subscriber based over the last 2 years? People are quitting en masse. It's for a varity of reasons, but this whole "LOL, nobody quits wow!" attitude is pretty off the mark. More people have quit playing WoW than are currently playing it.
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i'm really really really good at making currency in mmo's, so this makes me very happy. yeah boieee, i'll be playing it free once i get my munnies a rollin in. (to get all gangsta)
WoW having more subs than SWTOR is the same thing as Justin Bieber having more youtube plays than Tupac. Just because its more popular doesn't mean its good.
Warcraft Lore has gone from one of the most vast and interesting stories in all of gaming to a bad Thrall Fanfic by Chris Metzen.
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