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    Digital Collector's Edition Soundtrack Websites Expire December 31, 2021

    Digital Collector's Edition Soundtrack Websites Expire December 31, 2021
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Pease be aware that the soundtrack redemption websites for the digital soundtrack keys from either the Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition or the Shadowlands Collector’s Editions will expire on December 31, 2021. This includes:


    If you still have an unused soundtrack key from either Collector’s Edition, please redeem it at one of the websites above before they are retired at the end of this year.

    Note: This only affects the key redemption websites for the Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands Collector’s Edition soundtrack keys. The soundtracks for both of these WoW expansions will remain available on select streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and Deezer at no additional cost for the foreseeable future.

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    How weird. Why not just leave it up? I can't imagine it costs them much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommys View Post
    How weird. Why not just leave it up? I can't imagine it costs them much.
    Yeah, that's kind of BS. Plus SL is the CURRENT one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommys View Post
    How weird. Why not just leave it up? I can't imagine it costs them much.
    Usually has something to do with licensing issues and such and the companies not wanting to fork over money for it, but can continue to serve the existing copies.

    I'm also assuming it's for the physical collections only despite saying "Collector's" because I don't recall seeing anything for either collector's edition when I bought the digital versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    I'm also assuming it's for the physical collections only despite saying "Collector's" because I don't recall seeing anything for either collector's edition when I bought the digital versions.
    Aren't the fancy digital editions marketed as "deluxe" and not "collector's"? I could be misremembering because I buy the (physical) CE but I thought they used the term exclusively for the physical copies, which is might be why they didn't specify. But I honestly don't remember and I did think the Deluxe version came with the soundtrack too so :shrug:

    (as far as the use of the word "Digital" I assume that is because for the last few years, the physical CEs included a digital download code for the soundtrack and not a physical CD)

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    Why?

    It's not like Blizzard can't afford to keep a site stood up.

    Or, even, host the soundtrack for free at this point. Not on streaming, just for download.

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    They could just make a downloader that downloads the soundtracks from youtube. No additional maintenance or hosting costs then.

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    Because everything nowadays swaps to streaming services they can take down at any point instead of you "owning" the goods (music, movies, games, etc.)

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    While I understand people asking "why?" at the same time what's the point keeping it up? Seems just generally unnecessary to me, if you haven't redeemed and downloaded it by now then you're probably not interested in it anyway? The only exception I can see to that is if people buy a physical collector's edition after the content is taken down.

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    Do they not spell check their blue posts anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    They could just make a downloader that downloads the soundtracks from youtube. No additional maintenance or hosting costs then.
    Youtube is terrible quality, that's why. The website offers lossless with the code, but at least streaming on Apple Music does now as well.

    However, the soundtrack CD's have always been included with the CE (except the last two) which always provides lossless too. It's a little weird of them to discontinue something that you'd still get charged for buying the CE.

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    I got every CE until BFA, one of the reasons i stopped was because the CD's weren't in it anymore.
    As someone who does still use CD's, reading this makes me glad i didn't buy it..
    What a show.

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    Always thought given the increased cost of the CE, it was crap they didn't include a physical CD, when those things cost pennies to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    They could just make a downloader that downloads the soundtracks from youtube. No additional maintenance or hosting costs then.
    The whole point of the digital soundtrack is having them in FLAC. A lossless format.

    Anyone can download a youtube rip of garbage quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    Usually has something to do with licensing issues and such and the companies not wanting to fork over money for it, but can continue to serve the existing copies.

    I'm also assuming it's for the physical collections only despite saying "Collector's" because I don't recall seeing anything for either collector's edition when I bought the digital versions.
    Licensing issues? Not here, it is their own product.

    And seems that yes, for physical copies only, because digital ones definitely did not have any kind of code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    Licensing issues? Not here, it is their own product.
    That's not what I meant. I meant the services hosting it may no longer want to pay to license it and sell it. It could also mean Blizzard no longer wishes to serve it on their sites and pay whatever fees as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    That's not what I meant. I meant the services hosting it may no longer want to pay to license it and sell it. It could also mean Blizzard no longer wishes to serve it on their sites and pay whatever fees as well.
    They are hosting it themselves, unless I am really really mistaken. It is basically a static webpage with some background connection to a database for key redemption. Sure, it costs something, but it also is literal peanuts for Blizzard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    They are hosting it themselves, unless I am really really mistaken. It is basically a static webpage with some background connection to a database for key redemption. Sure, it costs something, but it also is literal peanuts for Blizzard.
    I could be wrong, as I don't have a key to redeem, but based on the post it sounded like it was on iTunes/Spotify/etc which would be their servers and not Blizzard's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    I could be wrong, as I don't have a key to redeem, but based on the post it sounded like it was on iTunes/Spotify/etc which would be their servers and not Blizzard's.
    These sites give you the option to download the soundtrack files. All those subscription services do not. No, they are not connected, it is just Blizzard cutting some costs. Though the SL one is the strangest, since the expansion is current and in the middle of it's lifecycle.
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    oh no. this will seriously cut into my profits from selling my collectors edition in mint condition 10 years from now when BFA/SL are classics!

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