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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    You get access to game servers for that money.
    If that's all we were entitled to, Blizzard would've been dead a long time ago. By that logic, we're lucky they give us patches for free.

    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    I also find it funny that people consider 40$ a somehow serious sum of money. 40$ equals what, 3 beers in a pub? We're not in 1900s anymore, guys.
    Yeah, 2 mounts is totally the equivalent of an entire expansion! Here, let me sell you a common rock for $39. After all, $39 isn't a lot!

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    Blizzcon is my favorite stream of the year. I like the mount, but that's not the reason why I bought the ticket. I would have bought it regardless of ingame items.
    Mother pus bucket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    Of course. If you can bleed something dry, why not go for it? That doesn't mean it's consumer-friendly, though.
    Looks like the average American spends $2827/year on entertainment. That's more than enough to cover $40 for a virtual convention, if that's what they're in to. Who gets to tell someone else how to spend their entertainment $$$? We may or may not feel it's good value, but each of us gets to decide for ourselves.


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  4. #284
    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    Yeah, 2 mounts is totally the equivalent of an entire expansion! Here, let me sell you a common rock for $39. After all, $39 isn't a lot!
    Free market. If people are willing to buy common rocks for $39, you're very welcome to sell them for $39.

    And yes, $39 is not any serious sum of money by any means in 2017. You know, the age when fucking cellphone costs $999. You can literally wipe your ass with $40, and you won't even notice this "huge" sum of money missing.
    "Patch 7.2 is the biggest content patch ever created by Blizzard" bwahahahahahahaha thanks for a good laugh guys, yeah, alongside with 6.1, aha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felfaadaern Darkterror View Post
    Looks like the average American spends $2827/year on entertainment. That's more than enough to cover $40 for a virtual convention, if that's what they're in to. Who gets to tell someone else how to spend their entertainment $$$? We may or may not feel it's good value, but each of us gets to decide for ourselves.

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    You're right, but why stop at $40?! They should charge $1000 per ticket. As long as someone out there find it worth it, then none of us can call it overpriced.

    On a serious note, if people want to buy it, more power to them. I'm not saying that they can't. I am saying that Blizzard has the habit of overpricing anything they can, however.

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    If $40 is an entire months wage (lol, like fuck it is), then why would you spend more than 25% of that same monthly wage to play WoW?

    OP is ever so slightly hyperbolic about a price that hasn't changed since Obama's first term.

    Really find something else to nerd rage over ffs /facepalm

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    They offer a package for a price. It is your right as a customer to choose to buy or not to buy. Where was your problem again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramjb View Post
    WTF.

    $39.99 USD for a mount.

    And yeah, the mount is deliberately made so unique that we feel we need to buy it.

    But I could buy Total War Warhammer 2 for that money, or other triple-AAA retail game.

    And remember that this is $39.99 in USD. There's no provisions for local currencies. In some currencies, $39.99 USD is a month's wages.
    If you feel the need to buy something you don't need to live you should seek professional help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    Sure, but I bet if you make 30 euros/hour of your work, you won't cry that evul bluzzurd rips off so much of ur munehs.

    Not only that, but somehow I am quite sure OP is from US region, and gold cost of token is ridiculously low there compared to other regions as well.
    Honestly...at this point I see the usual suspects immediately creating a complaint thread about anything that gets implemented in the game. I almost wonder if some competitor pays them to do it.

    ...and ofc I think if anyone cannot afford 15$ sub fee, they have more serious problems in life than a computer game....

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    You can literally wipe your ass with $40, and you won't even notice this "huge" sum of money missing.
    You keep saying this, but I can't recall ever saying that $40 was a huge sum... Hmm... Point that out for me, please.

    It's not breaking anyone's bank, but not everyone is going to throw away their money willy nilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    You're right, but why stop at $40?! They should charge $1000 per ticket. As long as someone out there find it worth it, then none of us can call it overpriced.

    On a serious note, if people want to buy it, more power to them. I'm not saying that they can't. I am saying that Blizzard has the habit of overpricing anything they can, however.
    Quick scan online tells me AnimeCons run $35-50, while Comic Con is $220.

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    Pay per View runs $45 on average.

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    This obvious TROLL (yes infract me, i don't care) thread is still open? I cuold understand if this was talking about mounts, but is talking about a price that has been the same for YEARS. This shuold be closed now.

    And to the OP just to be "constructive": i am one of those who never ever bought a ticket because i well know i cuold watch the same things after few hours and nothing interesting was added to the ticket. Now that they add something i care, i will probably buy it. Think about music: maybe your favorite band makes a new album, but you say "Meh, in a few days i will be able to download it for free" But this time, this albums comes with a special edition, with a video or whatever, FOR THE SAME PRICE. Maybe the same guy this time will actually buy it. What's wrong with this? Companies just make stuff like this every damn day.
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    Life hack: Unsub for 6 months and come back when you think the game is fun again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramjb View Post
    WTF.

    $39.99 USD for a mount.

    And yeah, the mount is deliberately made so unique that we feel we need to buy it.

    But I could buy Total War Warhammer 2 for that money, or other triple-AAA retail game.

    And remember that this is $39.99 in USD. There's no provisions for local currencies. In some currencies, $39.99 USD is a month's wages.
    Actually you get 2 mounts, that you can use on the same faction, that alone is a better deal than the 25 dollar mounts on the Blizzard Shop, then you get to livestream blizzcon, and literally see everything you would see if you were there in person. It's actually a very good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    You get access to game servers for that money. Certainly, prepaid services aren't a new concept for people, right?

    I also find it funny that people consider 40$ a somehow serious sum of money. 40$ equals what, 3 beers in a pub? We're not in 1900s anymore, guys.
    3 beers in a pub in St. Tropez maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolKidKaos View Post
    Actually you get 2 mounts, that you can use on the same faction, that alone is a better deal than the 25 dollar mounts on the Blizzard Shop, then you get to livestream blizzcon, and literally see everything you would see if you were there in person. It's actually a very good deal.
    You can't use both mounts "on the same faction". In fact, they are faction locked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felfaadaern Darkterror View Post
    Quick scan online tells me AnimeCons run $35-50, while Comic Con is $220.
    I don't recall either of those giving WoW mounts, but I'll update you after I wake up and give it a good thought or two.

    But that's precisely the point, there's no mount from those. I look at those and I only see tickets, which isn't what I'm debating. Neither one of those are withholding mounts from me.

    And CC has virtual tickets priced at $220?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    I don't recall either of those giving WoW mounts, but I'll update you after I wake up and give it a good thought or two.

    But that's precisely the point, there's no mount from those. I look at those and I only see tickets, which isn't what I'm debating. Neither one of those are withholding mounts from me.
    GamesCom is like 20€, but I guess Americans like to pay for over sized meals and over priced things in general.

    It's like the new iPhone with a $1000++ price tag, only compatible to other Apple products, etc etc
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    he wants to play ele shaman but it's always fucked up, so it's a state of permanently insulted, i understand that feeling as an ele shaman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    I don't recall either of those giving WoW mounts, but I'll update you after I wake up and give it a good thought or two.

    But that's precisely the point, there's no mount from those. I look at those and I only see tickets, which isn't what I'm debating. Neither one of those are withholding mounts from me.
    The point is the cost for Blizzcon is not unusual; it's actually very typical. The mounts are meant to be a bonus for the event. Those other events may offer some kind of perks as well, probably chosen with their market in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felfaadaern Darkterror View Post
    The mounts are meant to be a bonus for the event.
    Except for many, they aren't. There are a number of people who aren't interested in Blizzcon, but buy the ticket for the goodies.

    For some, this is a mount bundle priced at $40 with no alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    Except for many, they aren't. There are a number of people who aren't interested in Blizzcon, but buy the ticket for the goodies.

    For some, this is a mount bundle priced at $40 with no alternative.
    The alternative is always not buying it. The mount itself is not for sale, it's an incentive/bonus for those purchasing the Virtual Ticket, or actual tickets.
    Even if it was sold separately, it would be 25$ like other store mounts, and if 40$ is like 1000 to you, 25 is probably out of your league as well.

    Want the mount? Pay the price. Don't want the mount? Do nothing.

    I'm quite sure you have to pay more than 40$ to get boosted in Arena for the season's reward mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    Except for many, they aren't. There are a number of people who aren't interested in Blizzcon, but buy the ticket for the goodies.

    For some, this is a mount bundle priced at $40 with no alternative.
    Then those players will have to decide whether they want those particular pixels enough to shell out $40 (or the gold equivalent). Kind of like families every day all over the country deciding whether they want to spend money on a night at the movies.

    Is this just about you wanting this particular mount and not having $40? Maybe you're not working atm? No shame in that, but you still have time. Take your next day off, even on a weekend, and show up bright and early at Labor Ready. One day's wages will be more than $40. Problem solved!

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