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7-30-2011 @ 2:52PM
I've never understood all the rage over the Blizzard cash store; the all-caps typing about greed, the Activision hate, etc. It's like paying for concert tickets, going to the concert and realizing they have a table in the back where you can buy band T-shirts, and then throwing a huge public tantrum about how "greedy" the band is. "I ALREADY PAID FOR A CONCERT TICKET! A STUPID T-SHIRT WON'T HELP YOU ENJOY MUSIC IN ANY WAY! EVERYBODY WHO WOULD WASTE TWENTY BUCKS JUST TO GIVE A COMPANY THEY LIKE MORE MONEY IS TOO RICH!"I could understand it if Blizzard were to sell, say, Dual Talent Specialization for real-world money, or the Mass Resurrection guild perk, to say nothing of extra talent points or progression-level gear. But it's just cute little vanity items that have no effect on game mechanics. The hyperbole on the issue is silly.
7-31-2011 @ 12:08AM
We pay a monthly fee for server maintenance and content. Blizz store items is content (Im talking everything when i say content) that we paid for the development of and then...they want to sell it back to us.I mean at a concert, Twisted Sister isn't going in the back to silk screen more shirts after they play come on feel the noise. I mean i could see your example if we wear talking a shirt from the blizzard store, but its essentially something we paid for already. We didn't bankroll the place blizz buys their shirts from, but we did bankroll the development team.I'm not crying foul, i just think its pretty crappy that they charge the cost of a concert t-shirt for something that requires little resources to make and implement.
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