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11-04-2009 @ 3:53PM
If all the proceeds went to Make-A-Wish (except maybe a buck or two to help with sever upkeep, that's okay), I would be fine with this. Hell, even in the abstract, I don't have any real problem with this. The issue, though, is the philosophy. I resented the addition of the TCG exclusive items, I resent this as well. If I pay my monthly subscription, I should have full access to all content in the game. I'm not saying hand it to me on a silver platter, but I shouldn't have to pay outside of the game for it.As much as this bothers me, what bothers me more is what it says about the future. To me, this says that there will be more and more minitransactions (I'm sorry, TEN DOLLARS for a PET is not "micro"), and that Blizzard does not see the addictive properties as unfortunate... rather, it sees them as a business opportunity. I'm not going to get melodramatic and say I'm going to quit over this, but it disturbs me very deeply that they would do this.
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