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The morals of the WoW Annual Pass story {WoW}

Nov 18th 2011 5:58PM This is exactly what you do. The Annual Pass just commits you to a year. I think you might have to lock in your payment option, but if you were paying 3 months at a time before the pass you will be doing so afterward too.

The morals of the WoW Annual Pass story {WoW}

Nov 18th 2011 5:56PM There are two problems.

1. Uninformed consumers - People that here you can get D3 for free and click anything as long as they can get it.

2. Privileged customers - Players that don't believe the rules should apply to them.

Ultimately, this is a great deal for customers, they get a free triple A title for something they are probably going to do anyway. If you were going to get D3 anyway, then you are getting a huge deal on your WoW costs. It looks like Blizzard is even trying to be flexible with customers that want to take a break.

The problem is that uninformed and privileged customers never view it this way. They will scream that they have been duped or that Blizzard is just trying to steal their money, or whatever excuse they can come up with.

The Queue: Shyvana totally looks like Alexstrasza {WoW}

Nov 5th 2011 6:47PM Actually, I believe the related trash disappears almost immediately after it's boss dies. For example, there is much trash to avoid if you do Rhyolith before Alysrazor, but when you come back down the hill after Rhyolith much of that trash is gone.

The Queue: Healing is ________ since the start of Cataclysm {WoW}

Oct 13th 2011 11:38AM @Scott

The important lesson from the Cuban Missile Crisis was not that it happened, but that nothing came of it. Brinksmanship did not lead to open conflict.

Safety is not determined by feeling safe, it is determined by actually being safe. The empirical evidence supports the notion that the Cold War was both safe and peaceful compared to previous historical periods.

The Queue: Healing is ________ since the start of Cataclysm {WoW}

Oct 13th 2011 11:33AM To follow up with Matt's comment, the Cold War was also one of the longest periods of time without a system-wide war. The major powers did engage in conflicts, but never with each other, which up until that time was basically unheard of since the Roman Empire.

Metzen talks user-created content at GDC panel {WoW}

Oct 13th 2011 10:43AM After years of reading player comments on blogs and forums, I can 100% say that the worst possible thing for WoW would be the players voting on anything of relevance to gameplay.

The Queue: Go away, Nozdormu, nobody likes you {WoW}

Jul 6th 2011 1:03PM Your answer to the question of scholarships for sports is completely wrong. Very few schools (remember there are thousands of colleges and universities in the US) make any money at all from sports. Just because some make huge amounts of money on football and basketball does not mean it is generally profitable. Sports and scholarships are not designed around profitability at all. Scholarships are generally used to pull successful student athletes to a college or university to improve the student pool at that college or university. Scholarships are generally about spending money to get good students, not spending money to make money.

You are looking at the exceptions and are assuming they are the rule.

(And yes, I do have experience dealing with scholarships at a major university for a non-profitable activity.)

The Queue: This is the worst Queue in the world -- Rebecca Black's Friday {WoW}

Mar 16th 2011 12:04AM Interestingly enough, she was able to indicate that she was in America for WoW while being EU for SC2. She didn't have a copy of WoW yet, only SC2.

The Queue: This is the worst Queue in the world -- Rebecca Black's Friday {WoW}

Mar 15th 2011 7:07PM I currently play WoW on a US server. My g/f lives in London and wants to play with me (on the US server). She already has an EU account. How do we do it?

Does she need to get a US account?

Choose My Adventure: Psychopathic Hatchet {WoW}

Oct 12th 2010 10:02AM Hi Robin. :)


Happy indeed.

Excellent work on the site by the way. I barely play WoW at all, but I still enjoy reading your site.