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11-30-2010 @ 7:39AM
@Everyone who's nerdraging about the charity aspect, you seem to forget one essential thing about these items..PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BUY THEM ANWAY.I was going to buy the moonkin hatchling as soon as I heard about it- and I've seen other people do the same. Blizzard has made tons of money from selling other pets, they've made huge amounts from selling the pets that didn't have anything to do with charity, and last year's stretch of Pandaren Monk sales for charity netted Make-A-Wish 1.1 million dollars. They don't HAVE to donate ANY of the money from this to charity, and yet they're doing it. You can complain all you want about how they're doing it for PR purposes or whatever, but seriously, just shut up about it. Blizzard is made up of real people with just as much selfless intent as your average everyday person, which might not be a lot depending on your outlook on charity, but seriously, shut up.Also, please, watch this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN_oAUJ4NW4It's a really good rundown of the damned if you do, damned if you don't attitude people seem to have about charity donations, when we should really just be grateful that Blizz is donating at all- because I'll say this again. THEY. DON'T. HAVE. TO. They know they don't have to. They know they would make millions off this pet. And I can't honestly say I expect that the charity aspect is going to do a huge part for the number of sales, other than to convince people who might have bought it later to buy it NOW.
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