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1-16-2009 @ 10:31AM
It's insurance, for sure. But here's the million dollar question: is it worth it? All other types of insurance in the world that just about everyone has almost NEVER makes anyone any money. But if you're ever in a car accident, or your house burns, or you get injured, you're really, really glad you had that insurance. But compare that to the server going down... gee, I'm so glad I'm making $2 while the server is down for maintenance, or while I'm waiting in this queue. Not having to pay to have your broken leg taken care of vs getting enough money to buy some gum while you wait for your server to come back online.... seriously. -.-
1-16-2009 @ 10:48AM
This I think is the most serious problem with their business model: very few people value their play time enough to insure against it, particularly when Blizzard gives players options to alleviate down time. On a high population server and facing queques all the time? Wait for a free character transfer (of which there have been several recently), wait for others to take advantage of such a transfer, or pay a one time fee to transfer your character to a low population server. Moreover, when the servers have been unstable or offline for significant periods in the past, Blizzard has compensated those affected.
1-16-2009 @ 11:14AM
I agree. I don't see why anyone would need to get payed for server down time. Just go do other things while you wait. And, if it's a serious down time that lasts for a day or more, Blizzard will refund your days anyways. So, I'm not seeing the benefit of paying this site.
1-16-2009 @ 11:51AM
Exactly. If you were being reimbursed your original subscription fee for downtime, that's something thats worth it. But paying an additional amount to maybe get something back is tossing your money away.
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