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  1. #101
    I guess they are expecting a major content draught. Must pad sub numbers somehow.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by BoltBlaster View Post
    I guess they are expecting a major content draught. Must pad sub numbers somehow.
    Yeah, 6 months if definitely a content drought.

  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by Dziubla View Post
    Hmm, weird then...Unless you buy game time with credit card instead of bnet balance, then that might be the difference I suppose, but still, game time is game time, the payment shouldn't really matter I think.
    I always buy with bnet balance and always add balance through tokens. Last time I probably used a credit card was in WoD.

  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    It's not the incentives, it's the fact they're taking away unique potential assets from everyone and going, "You want this? Pay up now long term." for it instead of offering them as in game rewards.
    But how do you know something was taken away in order to add this to subscriptions?

    They could make a system where you get a token every 6 months of sub time and you can hit up a vendor to buy something you want, but doing it this way ensures you stay subbed even if they have a content drought. You're locked in for 6 months even if the put out literally no content. It's exploitative behavior, taking advantage of FOMO, all for greed's sake, not to reward players.
    So it isn't about taking away unique potential assets. Because your suggestion is still locking the assets behind subscriptions. Of course you are locked in for 6 months even if they don't put out content. Don't buy the six months and just pay $25 for it separately if you really want the mount. Content droughts are really not much of an issue. Because Blizzard has rarely released major content with in six months of each other.

    So there has always been a period of time with no new content. Yet now it is bad just because they give a $25 mount for free for using the cheapest subscription block. It isn't about greed. It is literally rewarding players, who likely would be playing anyways, to stay subscribed. It has nothing to do with fear of missing out because you literally can't miss out. You can get the mount separately for $25.

    You are also over looking how you don't need to purchase a new subscription. As people already on one will be getting the mount as well. It all depends how you have been paying. I bought 6 months in November. I get the mount. Win Win. I enjoy playing a game and get something for free.
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  5. #105
    bfa is dead..

    please buy game time, pleaaase!

    we give you a ugly mount for this shit xpac..

    please stay subbed..

    and remember its the year of the rat in the graetest fuckking terror regime on this planet!
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  6. #106
    So we can say for certain that prepatch won't be for at least 6 months.

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Fucking ewwwwww noooo
    This is the one mount, I actually like... I thought we're kewl man.
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  8. #108


    This game is dead.

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by S2H View Post
    This game is dead.
    Then why talk about what is dead?
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  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by MakeMeLaugh View Post
    I always buy with bnet balance and always add balance through tokens. Last time I probably used a credit card was in WoD.
    Damn, then we're in the exact same boat, except I didn't get sylverian dreamer T_T Kinda inconsistent from Blizzard, to give it to some, and not others. Plus, as I said in one of my previous posts, I even wrote (multiple) tickets, and always had the same answer, Game Time doesn't count, only Subscriptions :/
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  11. #111
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    Lol Blizzard. Not even a week after the patch. Those numbers must be REALLY bad.
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  12. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by Guildenstern View Post
    I mean sure, maybe a rat is going to entice some players to pay for a 6 month-sub, but wouldn't it be better if it was a dragon/a fox or basically anything that is more appealing than a rat (and that can really be anything, hard to come up with somethign worse than a rat)??
    2024 is the Year of the Dragon, so we'll probably see a dragon mount then. (Personally, I'm looking forward to 2025 where it will be the Year of the Snake).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbl3 View Post
    So that's the new tactic to keep subs up, Offer rewards for long time subs. Sneaky.
    A mount isn't enticing enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvaliz View Post
    I actual debated writing in a comment in my post saying "But what about the Lunar Festival?" and then make a mock-response saying "Yes,it's a great event and it belongs in that event as a reward for said event, and they can do a new one every year for all the signs to give that event life."

    But I didn't write that, because I figured nobody would be that daft to respond with the lunar festival as a defense somehow... >_<
    Cause the chinese news year is a world wide celebration. its not as popular elsewhere as normal new year, but lots of people around the world non-chinese have picked it up, and like zodiacs many know their year animal. funnily enough the rat is mine.

    soooooooooooooo
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Azerite is absolutely RNG you are right. You have no idea what traits will be on that piece you got from a random source until you roll it. I've literally had a Warfront piece that had the "opposite faction" passive and no passive/proc for my spec but it did for the other 2.

  15. #115
    Nice! Another free mount to add to my collection. Love these loyalty bonuses they got going on.

  16. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbl3 View Post
    So that's the new tactic to keep subs up, Offer rewards for long time subs. Sneaky.
    Yeah real sneaky.

    Wow players: How come Blizzard has no loyalty rewards.
    Blizzard: Here's some loyalty rewards.
    WoW players: Sneaky Bli$$ard just wants to nickle and dime us and trick us into staying subbed.

    Hey man, if you don't like the game but feel pressured to sub just for a mount, that's on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    funnily enough the rat is mine
    I'm very surprised.
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  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by willtron View Post
    So we can say for certain that prepatch won't be for at least 6 months.
    SLs will be a December release. No chance of it sooner.

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    hmmm when do we get it? I have a 6 month recurring sub and just logged in - don't have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbl3 View Post
    So that's the new tactic to keep subs up, Offer rewards for long time subs. Sneaky.
    it's not the first (Dreadwake mount was used last year) but this time they are offering it in the shop at the same time which they didn't initially do (later added) for the Dreadwake mount

  20. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbl3 View Post
    So that's the new tactic to keep subs up, Offer rewards for long time subs. Sneaky.
    "new"? really? it was done already, twice afaik

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