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  1. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazori View Post
    You can look at it from 300 different angles. Still doesn't change the fact that the UK paid less than the EU. From a consumer pov, it's only fair.
    Which consumer? The UK consumer which didn't go with the Euro or the rest of the EU/ Europe which decided to go with the Euro.

    In the mind of the UK consumer why should they pay more when they didn't go with/ forced to use the Euro. Now it would not matter they updated the price every month so one month the Pound would have to spend more then preveous months but it doesn't. Blizzard decided to increase the price because they wanted the price to be "fairer" when it isn't in the view point the the UK citizen.

  2. #182
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazori View Post
    Console prices used to be 29.99 10 years ago, now it's over 59.99 for most. Yeah they definitely haven't gone up.
    Many of the SNES games I bought/got back in 92/93 costed 799 SEK (swedish currency) so with todays rate that is ~87€ or ~70£

  3. #183
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmidgit View Post
    Which consumer? The UK consumer which didn't go with the Euro or the rest of the EU/ Europe which decided to go with the Euro.

    In the mind of the UK consumer why should they pay more when they didn't go with/ forced to use the Euro. Now it would not matter they updated the price every month so one month the Pound would have to spend more then preveous months but it doesn't. Blizzard decided to increase the price because they wanted the price to be "fairer" when it isn't in the view point the the UK citizen.
    The static EU wide price isnt even fair to actual Euro users either

  4. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by wych View Post
    Woah what the fuck?

    14 months no content, a more expensive expansion pack release, and now they're increasing the price of subs.

    What the hell is going on?
    I'm going to assume you don't realize how pricey shit is anymore. Wages have gone up, gas has gone up, food in general has gone up, housing has skyrocketed- and this is all within the USA. I can't imagine how crazy the EU is right now.

  5. #185
    I just find it amazing.....can only put it down to ACTIVISION CO wanting another mega million bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Blue Bear View Post
    I'm going to assume you don't realize how pricey shit is anymore. Wages have gone up, gas has gone up, food in general has gone up, housing has skyrocketed- and this is all within the USA. I can't imagine how crazy the EU is right now.
    so why is yours not going up then ????????

  6. #186
    Quote Originally Posted by Ogedai View Post
    The static EU wide price isnt even fair to actual Euro users either
    Which is why they should update all of the subscription fees so it doesn't feel like Blizzard is just targeting the UK. Which is most likely why the other UK posters seem so annoyed is because blizzard was targeting one country/ countries. Or they could atleast update all of Europe.

  7. #187
    You would think that after once again leaving us without content for a year they'd be doing their best to ingratiate themselves with their customers instead of trying to milk us harder.

  8. #188
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmidgit View Post
    Which is why they should update all of the subscription fees so it doesn't feel like Blizzard is just targeting the UK. Which is most likely why the other UK posters seem so annoyed is because blizzard was targeting one country/ countries. Or they could atleast update all of Europe.
    Yeh but why do that when you can squeeze part of your player base under the guise of "fairness" and soft people will support them for invalid reasons

  9. #189
    In the UK sub price has been £8.99 since the game released in 2005... With inflation that means the cost of the sub has actually been going down continuously since release. I don't like paying more for something any more than anyone else but the price of everything else has gone up in the last 10 years so why wouldn't WOW ? It's amazing they kept the price the same for almost a decade...

    Increasing the sub does nothing more than bring it back to what we were actually paying in 2005 with inflation taken into consideration.
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  10. #190
    In WoD it will change apparently.

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    So...
    US pays 15$
    UK will pay 16,68$
    Europe pays 17,40$

    Stop whining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmidgit View Post
    Which is why they should update all of the subscription fees so it doesn't feel like Blizzard is just targeting the UK. Which is most likely why the other UK posters seem so annoyed is because blizzard was targeting one country/ countries. Or they could atleast update all of Europe.
    They actually did a few years ago, 1 month sub went from €11,99 to €12,99

  13. #193
    i thought people are smart enough to buy game time from 3rd party for waaaaay cheaper price.

  14. #194
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebslack View Post
    It hasn't changed for 10 years. Why now?
    Be happy it didn't. People should be happy the price stayed the same for so long. The cost of everything else goes up every year.

  15. #195
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystrome View Post
    They actually did a few years ago, 1 month sub went from €11,99 to €12,99
    Its more about the fact that 1euro is a lot more valuable in say, Poland than it is in Germany. Looking at it in a very crude methiod, Polish pay "more" because it actually costs them "more" in actual value than it would in Germany

  16. #196
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystrome View Post
    They actually did a few years ago, 1 month sub went from €11,99 to €12,99
    Let me rephrase my comment. They should update both the UK sub and EU sub together instead of one at a time. It would be easier to make them both cost similar (I presume that anyway).

  17. #197
    Considering Blizz have been charging more for game related services (transfers etc) and a cash shop, I am very surprised that they're upping the subscription fee for the UK. Those price rises and the inclusion of the cash shop should have been subsidising subscription fees. I also expect people that pay in pounds are quite a small number (I'd say a million tops) so it's not going to generate that much more relative revenue. It makes very little sense, and price rises always put people off a product and stop them from partaking in it.
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  18. #198
    Be glad that you don't have to pay in EUR though. We almost always get a 1 USD = 1 EUR conversion. On the other hand, if I were from the UK and had a running subscription, I would ask myself if they had lost their mind - not releasing any content for over one year and then really daring to increase the monthly rate?

  19. #199
    Yeesh, do people not understand how inflation and currency exchange works? The GBP has been in decline for a while, so they've been losing money on UK subscriptions each year it has. If anything, the UK has gotten the much better end of the deal for many years. 1 pound increase isn't even close to enough to cover that cost.

    Also worth mentioning, according to US government data, $15 (US monthly subscription) in 2004 would be almost $19 today, so if anything, the US subscription should also be going up.

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    While on principle I agree it's quite surprising the price increase comes at a time like this, it's still peanuts compared to what eastern European countries pay.

    Take my country for example: 12.99EU = 800den. The average salary is around 9,000den. Feel free you keep the "don't play if you can't afford it" shit to yourself. I'm not complaining here, simply stating facts.

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