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6-17-2011 @ 1:35PM
A totally free package for Classic-Wrath would really make it easy for someone to just pick the game up for one month every now and then. As it stands, a player that casual isn't going to want to spend all that initial money for something they might play one or two months out of the year.I think it's a decent idea.
6-17-2011 @ 1:56PM
You underestimate how much abuse would be done with the free accounts. I know that I can't speak for everyone, but the first thing that crosses my mind when I hear 'free account' is 5-boxxing shaman. Chain Lightning, anyone?
6-17-2011 @ 1:58PM
WTB Edit button. Anyway, I realize that Chain Lightning and Ele as a whole got nerfed (my current arena partner has a 'when the stars align' video of him one-shotting a 5v5 team with it). It actually probably be a group of DKs, now that I think of it. Howling BLAST!
6-17-2011 @ 2:33PM
I'm just talking about the software for Classic-Wrath. People still need to pay their monthly fees, and I left Cataclysm out of the equation.So, am I understanding correctly that suddenly a mass of people would start paying $75 a month so they could one-shot random players with their 5-boxed level 80 characters?Seems like too far-fetched a scenario to be an argument against free software for the 1-80 game.
6-17-2011 @ 2:43PM
@ techvoodooguyMulti-boxing shaman isn't abuse, as Blizzard has stated in the past, from what I recall. They see it as 5 paying accounts. The more the merrier, eh? :)
6-17-2011 @ 2:54PM
Multiboxing isn't all that easy (and it IS five paying accounts, I'd greatly prefer going up against a multiboxer than five Horde guildies in all BoAs and PvP purples using the guild vent server). But it is expensive.Vanilla should be free or says $20 with a one-month card included, so the cost of entry goes way, way down.
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