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Old 07-08-2013, 11:21 PM
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Default World of Warcraft to introduce micro-transactions...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23226563

lol... guess they haven't made enough money in 8 years?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:41 AM
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So... pay to win shop on top of the already pay to play?

Ok...
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:28 AM
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And just when I thought they were starting to realise how bad micro-transactions are... I guess Titan stopped for another reason then (I assumed Titan halted due to it being centred around a RMAH which Blizzard were taking out).
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:42 AM
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I bet Jay Wilson has moved to WOW...
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:13 AM
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World of Warcraft = Skylanders V2.

WoW is becoming a simplified game for 10-year olds. That's why they added those 'cute' pandas.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:23 AM
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Haven't they already been selling pets and mounts for up $20 a piece before?

WoW - the only game which has it all.

.) monthly fees - check
.) yearly full-price addons - check
.) selling cosmetic items through an external store - check
.) selling items throuch an ingame store - coming soon

Any other online game I know picks a single one of these options

So next up: ingame ads?
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:22 AM
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I guess they gone against there own EULA when adding this, as it clearly states that you can't use real money to buy stuff, so that pretty much goes out of the window, Blizzard really has sunk to another al time low, its possible they added this to make up for the fact they can't added RMAH in the console versions, and this is a way to make up for it, plus to try and keep the game profitable.

the quicker WOW dies the better I think, its not worth playing anymore, and Blizzard have lost their way now, seriously lost their way, they should go under for doing this, maybe then they will realise they were so wrong treating the layer base so badly and that they should never have been gobbled up by activision.

did blizzard, just die already,
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:18 AM
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did blizzard, just die already,
Well to be fair I still thing they are doing a good job with SC2. For their other games though they seem to have forgotten that for people to play a game the game has to be fun to play.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:57 PM
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I still enjoy WoW....on private servers. I play on Excalibur WoW for the BC experience, and if I feel like WotLK, I play Molten WoW.

It wasn't a bad game, it was made into a bad game. Now, it seems like it's getting worse. I dread when the servers start closing / merging. The private servers are going to be over-run with players needing their fix.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:10 PM
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World of Warcraft = Skylanders V2.

WoW is becoming a simplified game for 10-year olds. That's why they added those 'cute' pandas.

Those 'cute' pandas have been in the Warcraft lore since WC3: Frozen Throne, so it is not really new. Blizzard just decides things from the lores little... by... little just to milk the franchise, and that is what is giving the bad reps for the game. Greed can do a lot of things in life, and can appear in places you might not expect.
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