Price Changes for certain WoW EU Services on April 5
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We carefully review the prices of our games and services in all currencies on a regular basis, and we occasionally need to make changes based on regional market conditions. Considering this, we’d like to let you know that we’ll soon be adjusting the European prices of some of the optional services available for World of Warcraft.

The new pricing, detailed in the list below, will start on April 5. Subscription prices will not be affected.
Item

Current Price - Euro

Price from Apr 5 - Euro

Price from Apr 5 - GBP

Name Change

€8

€10

£9

Helms

€12

€15

£13

WoW Token

No change

No change

£17

Character Transfer

€20

€25

£19

Race Change

€20

€25

£19

Mounts

€20

€25

£19

Premium Mounts

€25

€30

£27

Pet & Mount Bundle

€26

€30

£27

Faction Change

€25

€30

£27

Guild Transfer

€30

€35

£30

Guild Faction Change

€35

€40

£35

Character Transfer & Faction Change

€45

€55

£46

Character Boost

€50

€60

£49

Guild Transfer & Faction Change

€55

€65

£55

This article was originally published in forum thread: Price Changes for Certain WoW EU Services on April 5 started by chaud View original post
Comments 233 Comments
  1. SensationalBanana's Avatar
    They should be decreasing the cost of those services, not increasing. Especially character services such as server transfer needs to be a hell of a lot cheaper considering how unwilling they are to sort out server situations.

    And the level boost... holy shit, they have no shame. Guess making 800 million USD on a BAD year during WoD wasn't enough...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anesthetized View Post
    This is the last mistake u made. U already lost lotta pro/casual player and this will be last Blizzard <3

    Get ready to cry.
    Sub cost is not being changed, nor are they changing the token which people use to sub with for gold. Not yet at least.
  1. Vjnzen's Avatar
    Shit that was already overpriced for what they are are being increased. GJ Blizz.
  1. TOM_RUS's Avatar
    Greedy assholes in action.
  1. Teri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Sub cost is not being changed, nor are they changing the token which people use to sub with for gold.
    The token already got changed when it went to nearly 200k and seems to reach that point even quicker now... yes I know it's supply/demand but still..

    Sub/services price via gold is still going up.

    Services via gold are already over 100% more expensive on EU vs US, gold income in both games is 100% the same, US also got a better exchange rate as $15 can be divided by 3, and €13 can not.
  1. Snackpack's Avatar
    Kinda baffled at some of these current prices and figured they would go down over time...
  1. meumaxu's Avatar
    nothing to worry about
  1. DarkBlade6's Avatar
    Euro worth less than it used to, since everything is converted in US dollars, they only make the same amount as they used to make when the Euro was worth more.
  1. Baelic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thyr View Post
    Yay, things that are fully automated are rising in prices.
    Because server maintenance costs don't ever increase, AM I RIGHT?!
  1. m4xc4v413r4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBlade6 View Post
    Euro worth less than it used to, since everything is converted in US dollars, they only make the same amount as they used to make when the Euro was worth more.
    Which is and always was more than what the US pays. It's not enough that our token is always almost double.
  1. reemi's Avatar
    Seem fair imo...

    Ex of Character Transfer
    before : €20= 21.50US
    after: €25 = 26.95US

    price should be 25$ US.

    Here in Canada, we pay in $US all the time. So sometime it's cheaper, sometime it's more expensive!
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baelic View Post
    Because server maintenance costs don't ever increase, AM I RIGHT?!
    It's not like we're already subscribed to cover costs like that.. oh wait

    There is no reason whatsoever that a "Premium Mount" should cost near the same as a AAA video game.
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    Poor EU country says FU blizz.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stealthymatsuda View Post
    Blizzard why?! You aren't putting more effort into the game as it is given your team is falling apart and leaving for 'other projects'. This is all stuff that's BEEN in the game and you want people to pay more for an automated service?
    They explained their reasoning in the post.
  1. Portus's Avatar
    Most of those services already had ridiculous prices, good thing I will never use them.
  1. Wildcherry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBlade6 View Post
    Euro worth less than it used to, since everything is converted in US dollars, they only make the same amount as they used to make when the Euro was worth more.
    If the trend was to reverse and the Euro be worth more against the dollar, you can be guaranteed that you won't see a reversal in prices. The way of the world, we all lose!
  1. Acidbaron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfador View Post
    I'm guessing concepts like inflation and exchange rates aren't things you're familiar with.
    Neither are you since you are using that as a justification for a roughly 5% increase in services and i say roughly since they aren't all going up by the same percentage, what tells us it has nothing to do with those things as actual reasoning behind it.
  1. hasslehoof's Avatar
    Should be free considering all these services do is pretty much copy/paste your character on to another server. Fucking disgraceful.
  1. Totikki's Avatar
    Fuck Blizzard, they are worse than EA now. They lost so many subs they have to up the price on this shit? I was happy as I thought they would make it cheaper... hell no. Never again...
  1. Zan15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfador View Post
    I'm guessing concepts like inflation and exchange rates aren't things you're familiar with.
    lol, maybe you don't know but there has been next to no change in exchange rates over the last year, Especially since the rate has fluctuated up and down to both a detriment and a benefit of Blizzard.


    1.116 1 year ago
    1.078 Today

    3.5% change


    1.096 2 years ago
    1.078 Today

    1.6% change


    As of dec 2016 their year over year inflation rate was 1.1%, last two months it was 1.8%.



    Well i might not be a wharton business school graduate but i did stay at a holiday inn, that's some high level bullshit you are trying to push off there Alfador.

    This is a money grab, nothing more

    You are talking about automated work at this point with very little cost, and who's development and support have been repaid several times over.

    So this is a money grab, nothing more.
  1. Polarthief's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    Good that I never was really into Blizzard games. I'll sell my account and never touch a Blizzard product again.
    So what the fuck are you doing on a primarily Blizzard fan site?

    OT: This is fucked up. Those services are immensely overpriced since they no longer require actual labor and it's all automated.

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