Mar 20th 2009 1:30PM Like the CPAs have said before, its based on GAAP Accounting and matching up revenues and expenses, they could very easily charge 1 cent for said upgrade, but software revenue gets very very hairy when it comes to items like this. Auditors could easily say that some of the original purchase price revenue should be pushed to the software updates as the software updates are worth more than 1 cent (or some other arbitrary number). I am under the assumption that the 10$ figure they arrived upon for updates was instituted in order to move away from any confusion around this principle. I do not know software revenue very well and I think all this is covered in an SOP maybe SOP 97-2 or something. I just know that software revenue is a quagmire.
Dec 12th 2008 5:33PM This is always a tough issue to begin with. In the end, I feel it always ends to be a casuals versus hardcore battle with the hardcore saying they would not like anything else that sets them apart be available to the casual player.
I think a median compromise would be nice in the fact that blizzard would allow you to buy a set a gear (with notations denoting it as purchased gear) that is the set just under the top tier set in the game. I used to raid like 4 days a week, had some issues that took me away from the game for like 4 months, I come back and just get completely surpassed by gear as new instances get introduced and new more powerful gear drops. If this system was in place I would pay to get that tier set, and then go on my merrily way applying to guilds. Obviously my server is a little bit different in terms of guild progression distribution, but I think it would be a nice option that would benefit both hardcore and casual players.
Casual - ability to purchase gear if wanted
Hardcore - constant flow of applicants without the need to heavily gear up new members (notice I never said anything about the quality of these applicants)
my 2 cents
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