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11-04-2009 @ 3:33PM
This seems to go against everything they've ever said about not wanting people to have to pay fees on top of the monthly fee to gain full access to the game. Now they're going the route of having people buy non-combat pets, which isn't so different from the free online MMOs that make their money primarily through selling extras for money. I know that have the profits are going to charity, but if this was a heartfelt effort to raise money for charity, I think that all the profits should be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.It's a money making scheme in my opinion, not an effort to improve people's lives. Obviously Blizzard is a business and making money is what they do. But it seems to go against their own principles, which makes me uncomfortable.
11-04-2009 @ 3:39PM
pffft, it's not like you HAVE to buy them in order to do something in the game.
11-04-2009 @ 3:45PM
^^ This. They're a business. They want your money. They will give you incentive to give it to them. You have to choose whether you will or not.
11-04-2009 @ 3:57PM
poppycock!Blizzard would never go back on their word!
11-04-2009 @ 5:13PM
Yeah Blizzard would never go back on their word. We'll never allow you to fly in Azeroth. We'll never let you play goblins. we'll never let pve transfer to pvp. We'll never let you change factions. We'll never let you change races...As for people screaming about getting all the content. What content??? You should be screaming about not getting the content from Sunwell or ICC. Not small pets!
11-04-2009 @ 5:34PM
"pffft, it's not like you HAVE to buy them in order to do something in the game."Yes you do...you have to buy them to LOOK AWESOME.
11-04-2009 @ 10:48PM
They never said any of those things would never happen, they simply said they had no plans to implement them at the time.Personally I don't like this, I would prefer I were able to obtain anything possible in game without paying fees on top of my monthly subscription.However I understand it makes sense from a business point of view, of course it's a money making scheme, making money is what businesses do, Blizzard are not a charity. And this has been happening for a few years now with TCG so I really don't see what is so shocking.
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