Hey if Blizzard wants to pay me for explaining to people on forums that the games they play cost money to run, I'm happy to be astroturf.
I think Dalrian mentioned it. I'm not going to read all of his 5560 posts.And what are you talking about damage control and some MVPs? That was hardly any information at all? What MVPs? Do you mean VIPs? If you aren't going to post a source why bother posting?
Let's try something else then.
Blizzcon regionals 2011, this should be it:
12:05 you can see 54,520 crit on Eathimdevo by Novoz (Fulmination, he just used Earth Shock).
13:53 another 49,284 crit on Lopezz by Novoz (again Fulmination).
16:05 table shows this: Novoz Highest Damage Dealt: 37,233.
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But seriously blizzard, if you want someone to astroturf(that sounds like a wierd sex thing)on these forums, then pay me!
No I don't think they are doing something like that. People aren't going to revolt, they will be pissed about the increase but they will end up paying the £1 or £2 difference in the end. This just seems a bit far fetched for me.
The worst part is though when you out out an opinion and it is different to someone elses it sometimes garners just the "Hurr Fanboi/Hurr Viral Marketer!" response so often these days it is crazy.
Projection bias is so strong in some that it's the only way they can conceive folks would be promoting a perspective that doesn't align with their own
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My rant aside, I honestly don't understand why they increased the price. EU prices were already more expensive than USD prices and with USD value at a new almost two year low, EU prices are now even more expensive.
This is really popular on stock/investment websites and forums. Bashing/Pumping is done this way. I could see it on MMO but I don't see it causing enough sway to do anything big or money making. It's used by a lot of companies to promote products as well, usually the job is community manager or something like that.
This topic is funnier when you pair it with the obvious bot spam posts General Discussions have gotten lately.
This is MMO-champion not a Gun Rights Forum. No astroturfing here.
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Others have mentioned similar things in the thread but here's what I think.
To answer your question, I'd say no. While a very large portion of the WoW/mmo community comes here for news, a much smaller portion actually frequent the forums.
So because people disagree with other peoples opinions, they are suddenly doing the shady? o.O Seriously these forums.. the topics... the conspiracies... *head explodes*
Lol! Agree though
It would be a waste of their money if they spent a lot to pump up stuff on MMO-C. Besides most of the people that post here that tend to view the game in a positive light go off on rants from time to time if something really displeases them. And that's as it should be. I highly doubt that a lot of purchasing decisions are made after a thorough review of some of the threads here.
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The Forum mods are being paid by blizzard to downplay this and deny it. However we all know GC is behind it all as he is the spymaster of Blizzard. Even as we speak he is planning to assassinate LoL from the inside.
As you can see he is also a Eunuch/end sarcasm.
On Topic: This is has been something they have done in other media and i am sure it was only a matter of time before they started to do it on large fan forums.
While I don't think Blizzard does it, I absolutely believe they would do it if they thought it worthwhile. They're not the same company they were before WoW.
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