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10-10-2011 @ 8:06PM
First, I would like to say I love this game, and have had a great time over the years supporting and enjoying it. But I feel like people are missing the point in the anger over the new pet to be sold. This game started with set lines, as to what was acceptable, and what was not. Blizzard was consistent with its message to the player base. "We will not sell power, nor Gold. If you pay your subscription fee, you are on a level playing field with everyone else." This was great, because it showed a great level of respect to the player base. And in return, we flocked to a great game, and made it the success it is today.However over time this has changed, things that Blizzard had been so sure about, (PVE to PVP transfers, Not selling leveling speed, Not putting items in the game that can be bought for real life money, and then sold for gold, not adding expensive features like race/faction change, respecting that if someone pays a subscription fee, all of the content should be available to them if they are willing to work for it.)Now hear me out. I'm not saying Blizzard is evil because of RAF, or the Pet Store, or the Mobile AH. I'm saying that the level of respect Blizzard showed the customer base has changed over the years. Not necessarily in a bad way, take for example Authenticators, they are a great and helpful addition to the game. But when other games, like Rift don't sell Gold, Leveling speed, or Pets/Mounts for real life money, and even provide services like Realm Transfers for free. It makes me wonder why Blizzard is taking its player base for granted.I love your games Blizzard, and I am proud to have been a long time supporter of a company I feel produces a quality product. But I for one am moving on, to a producer who respects its consumer base more, and sticks to what it has originally laid out as an acceptable business model. I'll be playing Rift until things go back to how they used to be, hopefully they will sooner then later. Until then. Goodnight And Good luck, its been a fun few years.
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