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11-04-2009 @ 3:34PM
This is not cool. Blizzard makes enough money. I don't care if 50% is donated. If Blizzard really did want to do a good deed, 100% would be donated. Or how about just flat out making a donation themselves, and not relying on players' cash to make Blizzard "seem" like a charitable organization. If this is the way Wow is going to go, I will definitely consider other games out there. First its a couple of pets, next it will be mounts, items, etc...Its one thing to charge exorbitant amounts for a race change, faction change, or other types of customizations. But in-game microtransactions is a bad idea, whether it be for something seemingly harmless like a pet because I'm just not sure how far Blizzard is going to go with this new revenue model.
11-04-2009 @ 4:22PM
I prefer Blizzard make money in $10 increments off of a pet that is adorable than crank out lackluster games like some other developers. With a small number of games created and extra time spent on making them high quality, it's reasonable to find other revenue streams.With the economy in the state that it is it makes sense that the company find a creative way to bring in more money. And it's not like there aren't a boatload of other pets you have access to with your $15/month. They're even mailing us all free whelps to celebrate 5 yeas of WoW.
11-05-2009 @ 5:31AM
to Eric - Blizzard do already donate and put alot of energy into charities, for example make a wish, which is a favoured charity of Blizzard, have benfite before .. think you need to pull your head in and see beyond the one line of text and look at the bigger picture .. I am sure Ezra Chatterton would argue with you if he was still with us
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