View Poll Results: How much money have you spent on WoW?

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  • <$200

    1 1.10%
  • $200-$1000

    27 29.67%
  • $1000-$5000

    53 58.24%
  • >$5000

    10 10.99%
  • I've never bought WoW

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  1. #1

    How much money have you spent on WoW?


    The question comes:

    How much money have you spent on WoW throughout your play-life?

    I'll go first! (though this is an estimate):

    I've recently bought collector's editions, and because I didn't get them in the past I had to pay a bit more, so I could get the pet. (I'm a collector of both mounts and pets)

    Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty CE: $251.99
    Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm CE: $63.00

    Diablo 3 CE: $173.98
    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls CE: $59.99

    World of Warcraft: $49.99
    The Burning Crusade: $39.99
    The Burning Crusade CE: $185.00
    The Wrath of the Lich King: $39.99
    The Wrath of the Lich King CE: $198.00
    Cataclysm: $39.99
    Cataclysm CE: $ 64.99
    Mists of Pandaria CE: $59.99
    Warlords of Draenor CE: $ 69.99
    Total: $1,236.90

    I've been subbed for over 9 years now, minus about 7 months where I let my main account expire (then minus 8 months from RaF rewards):

    Gametime: 14.99 x (9 x 12) - (14.99 x 15) = $1,394.07

    I've had 8 recruit-a-freind accounts I bought, mostly for pet/mounts (got mostly durring deals)

    Starter edition upgrades: 4.99 x 8 = $39.92
    1-month per account: 14.99 x 9 = $119.92
    Total: $159.84

    I've gotten myself some Blizzcon loot (again I was too late to see I actually really wanted them, so a couple I paid more):

    2007 Murloc Costume: $200.00
    2010 Deathy: $80.00
    2013 Murkalot: $40.00
    Total: $320.00

    I've bought all the mounts and pets from the shop.. collector

    Blizz-store Mounts: $25 x 7 + $30 = $205
    Blizz-store Pets: $10 x 9 = $90
    Total: $295

    I bought the two Blizzard stuff animals:

    Wind Rider Cub: $24.99
    Gryphon Hatchling: $24.99
    Total: $49.98

    And I have spent some money on TCG loot cards, though later I bought other mounts and pets through gold:

    Pets, Tabards & things: ~$120

    And miscellaneous things including but not limited to: Character Transfers, Name changes, Race changes, Scroll of Resurrection, other promotions from real life, etc.

    Misc.: ~$500

    I feel like there more somewhere i've spent, I just can't think of it now.

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    Grand Total: ~$4,125.78
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    Dunno.

    Subscription since classic + CEs for all the expansion. I bought a couple store pets, too.

    I've been to Blizzcon every year but I don't really consider that a WoW expense since it's a realperson convention and pertains to multiple games at that.
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    Probably about $1500-$2000 over the last 5 years. That's pretty cheap considering the hours of enjoyment I've gotten (and the friendships I've made).

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    Roughly 2500 in almost 10 years. 2500/9.5 = $263.16 a year. This comes out to less than $0.73 cents a day. If I viewed WoW as a video game, it would outrageous. Since I view it a bit like a hobby, this is CHEAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrgannus View Post
    Roughly 2500 in almost 10 years. 2500/9.5 = $263.16 a year. This comes out to less than $0.73 cents a day. If I viewed WoW as a video game, it would outrageous. Since I view it a bit like a hobby, this is CHEAP.
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    $854.43 for subscription 2005/2006-2007 2010-2013 then add the price of the WoW games, so it's somewhere around 1k. I had fun during the times I played, though, so I don't really mind spending that over such long periods.
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    wayyy too much

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    Odd poll. I imagine 1k-5k covers most of the playerbase.
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    Been playing on/off since 05... Got all CE's .. few name changes, 2 realm transfers, no tcg or purchases from p2w scam store, but probably still looking at ... alot of money lol.
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    Wonder if we could get 10k plus if we added in buying computers specifically to play WoW? My desktop system was $3000 and I bought an Alienware laptop last year so I could game on the go for another $2000. So that is 5k in computers just to play wow. I could use one of my other 2 computers which were 1k each for everything else I do on a computer, but wow.

    I am guessing just on WoW, probably about 5k. I have server/faction transferred at least $1500 over the years. I had something like 7 or 8 RAF accounts to get the mounts, and at one point I was 5 boxing just to see what it was all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themanintobuildafire View Post
    Wonder if we could get 10k plus if we added in buying computers specifically to play WoW? My desktop system was $3000 and I bought an Alienware laptop last year so I could game on the go for another $2000. So that is 5k in computers just to play wow. I could use one of my other 2 computers which were 1k each for everything else I do on a computer, but wow.

    I am guessing just on WoW, probably about 5k. I have server/faction transferred at least $1500 over the years. I had something like 7 or 8 RAF accounts to get the mounts, and at one point I was 5 boxing just to see what it was all about.
    I can handle 25m raids with a $600 desktop I bought 4 years ago.. sure I don't get 60 fps @ 4k but it's more than playable. Some people who complain about poor optimization and fps drops on their multiple thousand dollar gaming rigs make me scratch my head.

    I've probably spent a few thousand on WoW, 12 months x 8 years = 96 months x 12.99 per month (6 months recurring) = $1248 in just subscriptions, collectors editions for every expansion but BC plus pets, mounts and transfers probably puts me at around 2000.

    It averages out at about $250 a year, which, considering how much time I invest into the game, is totally reasonable.
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    Did the math a while ago, and it was something around 8.800€.
    Several accounts since Launch, a LOT of char services, all CEs, a lot of Blizzcon/TCG stuff etc.

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    Subscription on and off since Classic and I've bought the Deluxe Editions. I don't really know how much in total but it hasn't taken a big chunk out of my cash which has been non-existent already so I put $200-$1000.

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    I started playing in December 2005 and quit in September 2012, came back in March 2013, played until July 2013, then quit again until I picked the game back up about a month ago.

    I'm too lazy to do the math right now. For the most part, I just did 3-month recurring payments. I think I did my first 4 months or so with those 60-day game cards.
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    Probably over $5000, not going to do the math - but I paid for my partners subscription as well as my own for 7 years, so that's double the money.... didn't buy any CE's or anything fancy other than D3, but did buy each expansion on pre-order for both of us, as well as D3/expansion and SC2/expansions. Also spent a small amount on hearthstone. Once I get access to HoTS I'll spend even more no doubt.
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    Too much...

    Subscription since 07...

    Two dozens different store mounts, pets, and helms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamanic View Post
    Probably over $5000, not going to do the math...
    Same.
    Last I checked, I think I was around the (USD)$4100 mark since I made my account 2004. I did an audit of it I think last summer. This value probably hasn't changed too much.

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    $855 on the subscription alone
    $480 on faction changes
    $300 on server transfers
    $210 on the game and expansions
    $50 on race changes
    $40 on name changes
    $30 on appearance changes

    $1965 total and counting

    Pretty outrageous, considering that for any other game I have ever played, not once have I ever had to spend more than $100.

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    I am unsure what the actual number is, I have 3 accounts. Only paying for 1 (2 when I wanna go US) and 3rd is paid by my employer.

    And the products in general, so many... so so many...
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    Over $5,000 for sure. I used to be a real crack whore for Race & Faction Changes back in Cataclysm, and I've bought several pets, mounts, every expansion and taken no more then a few weeks off at any one time, and only ever taken a handful of breaks.

    Chances are if I totaled it all up I'd cry a little.

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