Assuming Blizzard is a profit-maximizing company, It stops roughly around the point when their profits go down because it's simply not worth (in the dollar sense) pissing off the player-base to appease those with "too much money". In other words, if they can provide "free" content and make up for lack of "paid" content by means of more subscription fees, then they would do that instead.Originally Posted by Ceridith
And if you're talking about blocking content from players who don't pay a fee, what do you call the Burning Crusade or the Wrath of the Lich King? Sure they take money to develop, but wouldn't you agree that they made massive profits off of those games? Are they now a greedy corporation because they are making a lot of money by investing in the developing of good game that allowed them to realize huge returns on investment? I don't know how much Blizzard made on the two expansions, but I'm sure the profits massively outweigh the cost, as well.
So expansion packs: okay. Pets: no. You may ask, where do you draw the line?
The answer: there is no line. Vote with your money, because that's what companies respond to.