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9-13-2010 @ 8:06AM
"It's too expensive. "I tried 'recruiting' some of our summer camp kids (age 14-20) who really like it and want to play, but none can convice their parents to pay this much for a video game, especially every month. Easier as a grown-up, I have a job and pay for my own account, but until you are relying on your family's money, it is a huge disadvantage.
9-13-2010 @ 9:01AM
To me, the "It's too expensive" argument is invalid. Yes, the cost of the Original game + Expansions (as needed) + Monthly fee is relatively high compared to another SINGLE game. However, it's the SINGLE that is the fault of the argument. I (and many others) have actually saved a lot of money with WoW. I can buy any other game and it will last about 1 week to 1 month before I'm done with it. WoW has lasted 5 years and I haven't been buying nearly as many games as I used to before I started playing. Combine WoW with Gamefly and I save a ton of money these days.
9-13-2010 @ 9:28AM
Blizz should pitch in with Geico.
9-13-2010 @ 10:36AM
U know, I have some friends that tell that very same thing, but they go out every weekend and are able to spend 60 bucks in alcohol on one weekend. How many WoW months can u get with that money? what's even better, the game won't kill your liver or your braincells (well.. maybe it will) but it's still healthier and a lot more fun :D!!! so, I don't really get people. If they are gamers, they should totally try it. It's really affordable and fun :D
9-13-2010 @ 11:13AM
The sad thing about the "its too expensive" argument is how well Activision, Bethesda and Infinity Ward have sold online content in terms of expansions and map packs. If you do the math WoW is the cheapest game out there anymore, im dead serious. You have COD map packs every month for $20, Fallout 3 expansions every month for $15 and a new COD game about every 3 months (if Infinity Ward is willing to continue). And people are willing to drop $150 on some halo figurines which is just stupid (I LOVE halo). In the end those games all end up gathering dust while WoW lives on.I find it hilarious people in my dorm say its so expensive when they are going out to gamestop every other weekend for xbox live point cards ($25 a pop). I think in 3 months they have easily paid for two years of WoW.
9-13-2010 @ 1:35PM
Frankly, if the "it's too expensive" excuse keeps fewer children from playing, I'm all for it. I would be willing to pay even more per month if it would keep more children away.
9-13-2010 @ 1:06PM
The "too expensive" argument has been thoroughly debunked by cost-per-unit-of-time-played analysis. Compared with a variety of other gaming options, WoW is a "staggeringly good value" according to Yahoo Games:http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/gaming-s-greatest-values/1408251
9-13-2010 @ 2:01PM
@ Grovin "WoW is a "staggeringly good value" according to Yahoo Games:"And that is with the numbers being incredibly low! Makes me wonder how many players only log in once or twice a week to balance out those of us who log in daily for a minimum of 6 or 7 hours.17 Hours? I've farmed Encrypted Twilight Texts for longer stretches than that!And apparently my second obsession (Fallout 3) is an equally good deal. I'm willing to bet that Egosoft's X3 would qualify as well.The only consideration they don't seem to be incorporating into their value scale is the cost of updating your PC's hardware. Even with $2k every 2 years I don't see that factoring out to be much since I'm sure WoW isn't the only thing you use your PC for.
9-13-2010 @ 3:37PM
I just wanna say thanks to everyone for reading and commenting on my post!
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