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3-02-2012 @ 3:54PM
I am unhappy because using the "X fee per month equals revenue" is like saying "Endgame content was cleared a week after it's released. Blizzard's content sucks."When you make that statement, you are showing yourself to be uninformed. And when you use uninformed facts, the rest of your assumptions may or may not be correct.As I said, a guy in Brazil said he pays $88 a YEAR. Add all the players from Brazil, that's a hell of alot less than $15 a month combined from all of them. Players in the US and some other regions can select 3 or 6-month subscriptions, which knock the price down to as low as $12 a month. Some regions like China DON'T PAY MONTHLY AT ALL. They pay on an hourly basis which averages up to the monthly cost if the player keeps playing. And considering a vast majority of the subscribers come from Asia, you better believe that makes a difference in profits. When the subscribers were at 12 million, only 2 million were actually from the US. The rest were foreign subscriptions.And you don't count in operating costs. Those servers the game runs on aren't free. The bandwidth the servers use isn't free. The support staff for the servers aren't free. Then add in the cost for developing the game and producing the content you use.Going "Oh, look, $15 a month per 10 million accounts equals a ton of money and all they do is waste it" makes you look like a moron.
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