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  1. #221
    Quote Originally Posted by Gref View Post
    Even if that is so, so what? It is a fact blizzard got huge amounts of money, from classic. Period. THis is a fact. People left is completely irrelevant. Even 1 month of subscription is a huge boost. And that money is ultimately going to retail development. There is nothing to develop in classic. All is there. Recycle. But you gotta pump money into retail. You guys instead of shitting on classic, be grateful for it. There are people liking it, and willing to pay for it that ultimately goes to retail. Some of these people are going to play retail as well, boosting retail population too.

    the arrogance, ignorance of retail is beyond my comprehension. I play retail mainly. Got to 55 in classic. And I am damn grateful to all those people playing classic. to keep the budget.

    Retail has been losing subs left and right. THis is again a fact. Until when Blizzard can keep up producing expansion if their subs are continuously decreasing.
    Suck it up and be grateful there are people playing classic and hope it does not die. It is a clear success for blizzard and for retail players. Actually you should go and play classic if you want to help your retail community.
    this is the first sensible comment i have seen on these forums in a long time ... thanks for saying it

  2. #222
    Quote Originally Posted by krouger View Post
    this is the first sensible comment i have seen on these forums in a long time ... thanks for saying it
    Except the post is disingenuous. There is no guarantee the money from Classic subs will go to retail, as it is just as likely to go to a new or existing IP other than WoW, as well as just a bonus in someone’s pocketbook.
    Also, Retail could bleed subs out and be low enough the justification to make new xpacs ceases to exist even though Classic could still be around.

  3. #223
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Except the post is disingenuous. There is no guarantee the money from Classic subs will go to retail, as it is just as likely to go to a new or existing IP other than WoW, as well as just a bonus in someone’s pocketbook.
    Also, Retail could bleed subs out and be low enough the justification to make new xpacs ceases to exist even though Classic could still be around.
    Dude was spot on til he started going into "retail's been bleeding subs left and right." Retail has been doing that since retail was what we now call Classic. Players love to think the current expansion is the worst ever and that whatever (un)popular feature the general consensus disagrees with is the reason. Yet, somehow WoW persists despite its best efforts.

    The reason for this is pretty simple yet it's largely ignored because it doesn't make for scintillating headlines like, "the LFR has RUINED the game" followed by a 1,200 word blog post essay capstoned by using that omnipresent subscriber level graph from eons ago to support their argument. That reason: New player generation. Forums only ever seem to give a shit about the exit polls and never even stop to consider the very real possibility for every disgruntled manchild who vows to make Blizzard rue the day they introduced transmog, there's a handful of new players experiencing WoW for the first time. (Ironically, many players refuse to even acknowledge they, too, were new players at one point.) Classic, in this regard, not only represents a player retention mechanism for retail as it helps stem the endemic "subscription bleed" WoW has always suffered but also presents a great bridge for players who weren't interested in retail before (or haven't played since the Harlem shake was still trending) to try it out for themselves. (Despite the harsh admonishment you see for retail by some Classic purists here.) It's a win-win for Blizzard and when you look it from that angle almost... makes you wonder why they didn't do it sooner.
    Last edited by otaXephon; 2019-11-15 at 04:52 AM.

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