Burning Crusade Classic - Character Clone now $15
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Salutations, WoW Classic players! We’d like to inform you about a course correction we’re making.

When you log in to WoW Classic after the patch next week, each of your Classic characters will choose between staying in Classic Era (version 1.13) and progressing to Burning Crusade Classic (version 2.5). For those who want to play a character in both versions, we’re offering a service to purchase a character clone in the other version of the game.

This service – providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game – is new for us. Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they’ll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on.

However, over the last week or so, we’ve gotten a very large amount of feedback from the community, and we’ve decided to lower the price. A lower price will likely still accomplish our goals with the new service, while allowing many more players to explore the option of playing characters on both Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic realms.

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to lower the price of a cloned character in WoW Classic to $15.00 USD ($20.00 CAD, $20.00 AUD, $24.00 NZD). You’ll see the lower price in-game when the service becomes available next week.

As always, we deeply appreciate the passion and thoughtfulness of the WoW community. We play WoW alongside you, and we can’t wait to join you next week on Classic Era realms, in the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch, and as we step through the Dark Portal with you in June.

Thank you very much,

– The World of Warcraft Development Team
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Comments 129 Comments
  1. Kralljin's Avatar
    "Why people get outraged over optional prices?".

    Because sometimes, it yields results like this.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Inb4 "IT SHOULD BE FREEEEEEEEEE"

    Fools and their money though, always. I'm sure they would've sold enough even at the original pricing to pay for 5 year's worth of bonuses.
  1. Tojara's Avatar
    It shouldn't be free at all, even if people claim it should be free.

    I myself would've never cloned a character anyways, but this price is far more fair for those that want to keep their character as is forever.
  1. Low Hanging Fruit's Avatar
    Where it should have been. GG to those that didn't bend the knee.
  1. ihate2beapessimist's Avatar
    For all the morons saying "stop whining about this it doesnt change anything, they are a business that wants to make money etc"
    This proves that enough whining can get Blizzard to backdown on poor decisions like this.
  1. Zelk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Inb4 "IT SHOULD BE FREEEEEEEEEE"
    It should be free
  1. Samuraijake's Avatar
    "We tried to get away with taking lots of your money..."

    "after players caught us with trying to get away with our initial established price... we decided to lower the amount of money we are going to try to rob you of"

    "thank you for your feedback and look forward to receiving your credit card information"
  1. Azerate's Avatar
    Obviously a good change, happy for everyone who wanted to use it. Too bad they didn't lower the deluxe ed. pack as that is the one I may potentially be buying further down the line.
  1. Djuntas's Avatar
    1 million people already saw the bald man cry in his treehouse (Fuck the video trended on youtube gaming) - Another PR blonder. Blizzard does not know how to bloody do marketing and PR. Its a big fail, every single time...FIRE every social media, so-me bullshit people at Blizzard, not even 1 week leave-package...GONE.

    This happens constantly, Blizzard makes everything worse for themselfs.
  1. Dzonathan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ihate2beapessimist View Post
    For all the morons saying "stop whining about this it doesnt change anything, they are a business that wants to make money etc"
    This proves that enough whining can get Blizzard to backdown on poor decisions like this.
    Pretty sure those kind of people are paid shills at this point.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Still think they should at least offer one free cloning service.
  1. CerealLord's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Still think they should at least offer one free cloning service.
    Why do you think you should get to keep a copy of your character and get another copy to move into the next part of the game for free?
  1. Garretdejiko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ihate2beapessimist View Post
    For all the morons saying "stop whining about this it doesnt change anything, they are a business that wants to make money etc"
    This proves that enough whining can get Blizzard to backdown on poor decisions like this.
    Yeah, cause they aren't run by people. Blizzard is just a big AI devoid of critical thinking, that can't course correct unless there's huge backlash.
  1. Stormdash's Avatar
    Love how they are presenting it as a minor tweak instead of more than halving the price
  1. ohwell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azerate View Post
    Obviously a good change, happy for everyone who wanted to use it. Too bad they didn't lower the deluxe ed. pack as that is the one I may potentially be buying further down the line.
    I considered it until the items were revealed to be almost all exclusive to TBC classic other than the 1 mount.
  1. Low Hanging Fruit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dzonathan View Post
    Pretty sure those kind of people are paid shills at this point.
    I mean the sad thing is they probably are just UNPAID shills. I mean I get it if Blizzard tossed me a stack every couple months I probably wouldn't mind being like "yo 35 is cheap bro, just give in" because hey.. its just tappin some keys to people I don't even know. But these cats.. I am fairly certain they do it for free. I am even sure some of them are mad this happened. That is how indoctrinated some folks be.

    I mean imagine being upset the price of something went down. Imagine wanting a price to be high for something. What the actual?
  1. LedZeppelin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Still think they should at least offer one free cloning service.
    i agree thats a pretty good idea
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dzonathan View Post
    Pretty sure those kind of people are paid shills at this point.
    Or maybe some of us weren’t going to buy it anyway. Too much overpriced shit in the world to be outraged.

    Glad the people who wanted to use it got a break, though.
  1. Dzonathan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Low Hanging Fruit View Post
    I mean the sad thing is they probably are just UNPAID shills. I mean I get it if Blizzard tossed me a stack every couple months I probably wouldn't mind being like "yo 35 is cheap bro, just give in" because hey.. its just tappin some keys to people I don't even know. But these cats.. I am fairly certain they do it for free. I am even sure some of them are mad this happened. That is how indoctrinated some folks be.

    I mean imagine being upset the price of something went down. Imagine wanting a price to be high for something. What the actual?
    That's probably one reason.
    There's still the benefit of doubt that those people are classic contrarian trolls.
  1. Low Hanging Fruit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dzonathan View Post
    That's probably one reason.
    There's still the benefit of doubt that those people are classic contrarian trolls.
    I mean lets be real.. that is like 99% plus of them.. lol

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