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6-02-2011 @ 8:54PM
If the game were free to download and play, and had no monthly subscription fee, yeah, I'd be right there with you. For example, I enjoyed playing Allods up to level 5 or 6, until you had to pay cash for "incense" and "candles" and... I don't know, whatever they used to sell so you could level and resurrect and whatnot. Then it was like, meh, not going there.Every single thing that you get in WoW - including mounts - costs the initial fee to buy the software, and then your monthly fee to keep your account active. Put another way: I became revered with the Oracles back in November 09. I've been buying mysterious eggs from them ever since. When the Reins of the Green Proto-Drake *finally* drop for me, I will have paid (subscription fee * months since Nov 09) for that mount. Buying mounts from the store gives you 2 of the 97 other mounts you will need to farm to get mountain o' mounts. It's undeniably convenient, but it's not a game breaker. You can also get mounts from the card game, but I don't hear a lot of complaining about that. Sure, the random factor is there, but if you bought a pack of cards for $4.95 and it had the Spectral Tiger or Massive Chicken (or whatever) -- you still paid real money for that fake thing. It seems much much worse to me that people are willing to pay $800 on eBay for a WoW card game mount.
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