Last edited by finskee; 2014-06-23 at 06:38 PM.
Meanwhile if we were saying wow needs more subs, then we would think, maybe it would be worth it. Like wildstar is trying it. They want subs, they don't care how they get them. But Blizz has their customers for wow, they aren't that bummed by the loss of subs, actually the game gets easier to run as the population goes down, and if they can get money from people from the store, to offset loss of subs, then they don't have to do other things like sell game time for gold.
Look at it like this. If a sports team had poor attendance, say 10000 fans every game, when they can hold 50000 people in the stadium, then they start doing specials and sales and trying to get people in the door. If the sports team is the yankees, they don't want to do that, because they can't fit 40000 more people in the gates every game, they can only fit 50000 total and they already sell out those seats. To make more money they up the price of food, tshirts, hats, etc. They don't have to lower the prices, until they start to lose money. So why would they?
Their ultimate nightmare would be if they had free games, then 1 million people would show up, some of them just to cause trouble, and you have not only a security situation, and it would cost them a lot of money to do this which would not be compensated for at all by the 1 million people in your coliseum, but many of your loyal fans would be angry, you would run out of food, bathrooms would be trashed, etc.
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The main reason for game time not being purchasable with gold is that WOW's economic model would not support it. Unlike EVE you cannot sell every single item, which would destroy the raiding model and thus a major source of player retention, and there are nowhere near as harsh gold sinks.
Oh and also? New expansion coming. Should keep a few people around.
Last edited by finskee; 2014-06-23 at 08:15 PM.
Waaah they wont give me stuff for free.... waaah my socialist upbringing is being challenged....waaaah
Blizzard prices based on demand. As long people are willing to pay them, they will sell. If you'd like, then buy it.
When you see someone in a thread making the same canned responses over and over, click their name, click view forum posts, and see if they are a troll. Then don't feed them."Gamer" is not a bad word. I identify as a gamer. When calling out those who persecute and harass, the word you're looking for is "asshole." @_DonAdams
How many other corporations do you know out there that takes as much advice and criticism from their "customers" and makes changes appropriately? Does Pepsi take customer polls or open forums about every aspect of their product?