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10-28-2011 @ 4:11PM
What's your opinion on why they can't sell the Annual Pass to some countries?(In my case, Brazil)Because I really wanted all the bonuses, but I can't buy it.
10-28-2011 @ 4:48PM
I'm guessing contract laws, credit, and the ability to collect?
10-28-2011 @ 6:11PM
Without knowing all ins and outs theres few reasons.1) Some countries simply dont take electric signatures (you know, html checkbox that says "yes") as acceptable. You have to fax your sig or something like that. Setting up that might cost too much money or hassle (you would actually *need* customer service people or more of them instead of this automated service that it is now)Imagine getting thousands at first weeks and hundreds afterwards of faxes everyday where you have to locate who made the sig (people usually forget to fill stuff) then go to their account info and enable it and then save the signature for future reference and then send copy one way or another of the contract back...that thousands of times a day? Needs more resources and people.2) Some countries (specially few in EU) are against contracts that give "freebies". For example long time ago in my country it was not allowed to give phone with new contracts, it "interfered with the competition" or something. So basically attaching iPhone into operator was not allowed at all. Nowdays you can here but this type of law remains in some countries..3) Kinda same as 2. For example I believe you still cant RaF in some countries because its illegal to get someone into buying something and get "something out of it". Not related to annual I guess but it can be..I dont know.Or simply you are not allowed to bind someone into long contracts they cant get out of AT ALL..
10-28-2011 @ 7:08PM
I for one would love to hear the author's opinion about Nintendo and Pokemon vis-a-vis a lawsuit.
10-28-2011 @ 7:53PM
As for Ice's first point, couldn't they just have you pay the whole sub in advance? (there's already the option of paying in 6 month installments)
10-28-2011 @ 9:15PM
@PhredreekeTrue, unless country has laws against "bonuses" that you collect by paying a lot. Or theres something you can do to cancel 12 month sub and get money back that makes it not attractive choice. And lets face it, who in the world pays 180 dollars on one day?I think they are working on it or they cant/dont want to make it unreliable in a way that "pay and you build up meter, not commitments" because the whole idea is to "force", so to speak, people to pay 12 months not when pay when you want and someday you get D3.
10-29-2011 @ 6:51AM
Ya I know......Singapore gets the annual pass but Latin America and the Caribbean don't? Uncool....I want that mount! lol
10-29-2011 @ 12:34PM
Specifically to Brazil, I think the problem is that they're about to release the Brazilian servers, and people will be able to pay in Brazilian Reals. They've said that those of us with NA accounts will be able to migrate, so I guess they don't want the hassle of a bunch of ppl locked in a contract already and not being able to migrate flooding the customer service's lines.BTW, none of Ice's points apply to Brazilian law.
10-29-2011 @ 12:46PM
Yeah, I get the point, Jully.So I hope they sell it to us afterwards, because I want the mount so bad.Another thing I think that influenciates this is the monthly fee, as here in Brazil it will costs almost US$9, so it's a great diference...
11-01-2011 @ 1:40AM
"I for one would love to hear the author's opinion about Nintendo and Pokemon vis-a-vis a lawsuit."If Digimon doesn't have a case against Pokemon (or vice versa; I forget which came first), then do you really think Pokemon has a case against WoW pet battles? Honestly.
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