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3-20-2012 @ 1:34PM
I don't know why I got downvoted so much, especially when it seems like all the later comments were agreeing with me. Notice I didn't say that any of that was a bad thing, just that Blizzard's #1 goal was making money. That is undeniably true. They are a business, and if they aren't making a profit, they wouldn't be making the game. A lot of people jumped onto my use of the word "ulterior;" OK, maybe it's not the best word for the situation, but I think it still applies. When blues discuss Blizzard's motivations, they don't say, "Yeah, we want people to keep paying us money," they say stuff like, "Yeah, we want more people to experience the content." All I was saying was that boils down to the exact same thing and that, while the original poster's comment maybe lacked in tact and wasn't phrased in the best way, it's essentially true: The only reason you don't get gear every time is so that you keep coming back to the raid, and therefore stay subscribed. I don't know why it's such an anathema to people to think about Blizzard being a company, a business. They exist to make money, not to provide you the best game they can. Providing you the best game they can is the WAY they reach their goal, not their goal. As I said in my first comment, I know that many of the employees truly care about the game and the community, but overall as a company, profit has to be at the forefront. It's simply business.
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