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  jesteralways

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7/05/13 11:13:38 PM#21
greedy bastards!!! i won't play anymore if they add cash shop. 

i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  velmax

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7/06/13 12:00:49 AM#22
Originally posted by jesteralways
greedy bastards!!! i won't play anymore if they add cash shop. 

Y r u still playing anyways?

  BurninatorX

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7/06/13 12:36:17 AM#23
Originally posted by Nitth
Originally posted by Yaevindusk

 

The speculation thus far is that players think (or hope) that this only applies to Chinese servers. Though even if that's true it could also be to test how well their systems handle an in game store for a potential F2P conversion.  This will likely occur within the next seven years or three expansions to revitalize interest in what may then be considered a "classic".

 

I would say they are just trying to double dip?

Only "trying to"? They already have full price game/expansions + full price subscription + cash only mounts/pets/services

  Four0Six

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7/06/13 1:03:28 AM#24

So today I was watching the business news, and they were talking about flying these days and how the airlines were constantly adding new fees, and taking away what were inclusions in ticket pricing in the past.

I was struck at how much it sounded just like F2P games with cash shops.

You see, it started with the cut rate carriers, the ones that have flights from hubs, to destination places like LA, NY city, Miami, Vegas, you know the places. What they stated doing was charging 100-200 bucks for flights. Sweet deal everyone says. Until they find out, no free soda, $25 to check a bag, $50 to pre screen through security, $4 for a blanket. Well the thing is these cut rate carriers started making lots of cash. Now there are fees for everything. In fact just today I heard Spirit Airlines will be charging for the overhead compartment, you still get under your seat, but any more you pay for.

Now sure I can fly to Vegas for under 200 bucks and have cash to gamble, but I get no ice for my headache let alone asprin on the return flight, or I have to fork over some MORE cash. "Convenience" they say, that is all it is, "Consumers didn't want to pay for an all inclusive flight, so we allow them to pay for the services they want or need.".

Sound familiar? It should. Just take out plane ride, and replace it with play a game. Take out charging for space, drinks, blankets, speedy check-in, and toss in bag space, mounts, skins, xp gain potions, yadda, yadda.

Why does this matter?

SImple. It isn't just the small cut rate carriers charging fees for every little thing and claiming it is great value now. It includes big legacy carriers, Delta, American, and United. Why are they doing it? Because they are making more money doing it. Same as EA, NC Soft, and all the rest of the publishers are making more money the same model.

Realize this model is here to stay. In MMOs, and the entire rest of you consuming life.

Just like the big carriers are taking on the fees, WoW I suspect will soon take on a broader cash shop, and possibly transition to F2P.

 

  Nitth

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7/06/13 2:20:47 AM#25
Originally posted by BurninatorX
Originally posted by Nitth
Originally posted by Yaevindusk

 

The speculation thus far is that players think (or hope) that this only applies to Chinese servers. Though even if that's true it could also be to test how well their systems handle an in game store for a potential F2P conversion.  This will likely occur within the next seven years or three expansions to revitalize interest in what may then be considered a "classic".

 

I would say they are just trying to double dip?

Only "trying to"? They already have full price game/expansions + full price subscription + cash only mounts/pets/services

But they have not tried to sell actual useful items. Consumable items unlike pets which are persistent.

 


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  Hrotha

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Joined: 4/25/08
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7/06/13 2:33:30 AM#26
You mean rather Macrotransactions.
 
Micro-Transactions and Blizzard in the same sentence is a paradox.

  Gothur

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Joined: 5/22/13
Posts: 3

7/06/13 3:13:36 AM#27
It's just a Blizzard's greed.
Now u need only 4 hours to reach max lvl
  Magnetia

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7/06/13 3:21:01 AM#28

I still have no idea why people are up in arms about Blizzard opening up shop. If you've ever played it you would know that it's had a cash shop ever since they released limited edition mounts.

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  Robokapp

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7/06/13 3:29:01 AM#29
Originally posted by Magnetia

I still have no idea why people are up in arms about Blizzard opening up shop. If you've ever played it you would know that it's had a cash shop ever since they released limited edition mounts.

prepare to be enlightened, then.

 

a large number of players draw the line at 'cosmetic vs in-game functionality'.

 

this addition crosses this line. Please confirm you understand.

  Arskaaa

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7/06/13 3:39:09 AM#30
aha! wow dying and they going F2P microtrans. well it was expected, no one life forever.
  Robokapp

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7/06/13 3:41:24 AM#31
Originally posted by Arskaaa
aha! wow dying and they going F2P microtrans. well it was expected, no one life forever.

if wow had 12mil subs as P2P, as F2P it might get a little bit larger...I dont know if you want wow f2p. because it'll literarly be the mold for the next decade if it goes full f2p. using the 6 : 1 ratio it'd be at around 50mil players. 

  Purutzil

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7/06/13 3:43:01 AM#32
I have a feeling they will double dip to make up for declining subs then switch over to F2P when they feel it would be more beneficial to them. They do have stuff already cosmetic you can buy, don't see why not trying to dip here as well since its 'familiar' and hey, milk more money!
  Lord.Bachus

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7/06/13 3:55:05 AM#33
Originally posted by Purutzil
I have a feeling they will double dip to make up for declining subs then switch over to F2P when they feel it would be more beneficial to them. They do have stuff already cosmetic you can buy, don't see why not trying to dip here as well since its 'familiar' and hey, milk more money!

I think going f2p might get them more money then they make now

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  tawess

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Posts: 2249

7/06/13 4:05:53 AM#34

*shrugs shoulders*

 

Could not care less to be honest. Mostly because i have played a good chunk of games that are now so top heavy that leveling up is a honest hell. If Blizzard want to sell XP pots all i can say is good for you, now i might actually bother to level up all the chars that got stuck in bloody awful Outlands.

And honestly it is a win/win situation. Blizzard get more money and people get to level more quickly... As for the people that are angry in this thread... You are always angry so nothing changed there.

 

Actually, by this age of the game i do not really care if they sell gear either. It would ofc not be top teir (that would be counter-productive) but anything else is fair game.

 

But who knows, maybe they make the XP pots tradeable ingame. That would solve the issue completley.

  describable

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Posts: 407

7/06/13 5:02:48 AM#35

or the next stage would be allowing Heirlooms to be bought.

once they start on this path... they'll be steps.

 

 

I'm hoping one day you get a mixture, half the sub cost just now for the basics in a game and then microtransactions on top of it for all the fluff.

 

at the moment it's one or the other.... and the sub is dying a death faster than samuel l jackson during his shark speech in deep blue sea.

 

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  Your-Mom

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Joined: 12/12/12
Posts: 67

7/06/13 6:54:54 AM#36

Lets not forget that blizzard already got the most greedy system currently on the market.

pay for game + expansions

pay to actually play the game

pay for any and all services:

namechange, faction change, server transfer, etc

..Oh and lets put in a shop to sell minis and mounts on the side

I seriously don't understand how people can play this ?

  Calerxes

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Joined: 2/06/09
Posts: 1661

7/06/13 7:29:26 AM#37
Originally posted by Four0Six

So today I was watching the business news, and they were talking about flying these days and how the airlines were constantly adding new fees, and taking away what were inclusions in ticket pricing in the past.

I was struck at how much it sounded just like F2P games with cash shops.

You see, it started with the cut rate carriers, the ones that have flights from hubs, to destination places like LA, NY city, Miami, Vegas, you know the places. What they stated doing was charging 100-200 bucks for flights. Sweet deal everyone says. Until they find out, no free soda, $25 to check a bag, $50 to pre screen through security, $4 for a blanket. Well the thing is these cut rate carriers started making lots of cash. Now there are fees for everything. In fact just today I heard Spirit Airlines will be charging for the overhead compartment, you still get under your seat, but any more you pay for.

Now sure I can fly to Vegas for under 200 bucks and have cash to gamble, but I get no ice for my headache let alone asprin on the return flight, or I have to fork over some MORE cash. "Convenience" they say, that is all it is, "Consumers didn't want to pay for an all inclusive flight, so we allow them to pay for the services they want or need.".

Sound familiar? It should. Just take out plane ride, and replace it with play a game. Take out charging for space, drinks, blankets, speedy check-in, and toss in bag space, mounts, skins, xp gain potions, yadda, yadda.

Why does this matter?

SImple. It isn't just the small cut rate carriers charging fees for every little thing and claiming it is great value now. It includes big legacy carriers, Delta, American, and United. Why are they doing it? Because they are making more money doing it. Same as EA, NC Soft, and all the rest of the publishers are making more money the same model.

Realize this model is here to stay. In MMOs, and the entire rest of you consuming life.

Just like the big carriers are taking on the fees, WoW I suspect will soon take on a broader cash shop, and possibly transition to F2P.

 

 

Tax has been the same way for decades why not introduce it to private commerce? pay for what you consume and not pay for that guy who's knocking back the umpteen Johnnie Walker Black Label's on a six hour flight, its a fairer system in my eyes. My Mum lives in Spain so when I visit from the UK I want a no frills flight as it only takes 3 hours to get there I don't need all the extra fluff thats in an all inclusive flight. Ultimately if consumers cannot keep tabs on their spending thats their fault and no one else's

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  Yaevindusk

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7/06/13 7:31:20 AM#38
Originally posted by bbbb42
Originally posted by Yaevindusk

 

The speculation thus far is that players think (or hope) that this only applies to Chinese servers. Though even if that's true it could also be to test how well their systems handle an in game store for a potential F2P conversion.  This will likely occur within the next seven years or three expansions to revitalize interest in what may then be considered a "classic".

 

you are 1005% wrong, wow will not be going f2p they are simply trying to add a cash shop to milk players .

 

Sorry, but Morhaime already said back before even TBC was released that they will go F2P if the situation calls for it.  This was both answered out of fear from fans who thought they might take it offline if it was no longer profitable and  tied into the fact that they have traditionally always supported their games beyond the golden years of it's life, as seen with battle.net titles of yesteryears.  Back in 2011 Morhaime also said that the F2P Model wasn't right for them at that time, as he questioned the notion of F2P being more profitable than P2P.  Fastforward, we're seeing evidence that it is.   Add the nature of this speech into his ability to look at present time -- and the future -- as well as the severely diminishing subscriber base since then and you have a definite recipee.  In addition to that, they most recently said that they were "content at the moment" with the P2P payment model.  With them testing the possibility of an in game store, and knowing that F2P is a tool to revitalize interest, one could easily assert that it is an inevitability that this will come to pass rather than just being in denial.  The seven year or three expansion was a conservative estimate that will being with them milking the product for as much as they can until they need an extravagant announcement to refresh interest.  Though by then people will be used to the milking and the potential transition will not be cared much by those who are left, as it will bring in more players once more.

 

History repeats itself.

 

When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  maple2

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7/06/13 10:13:45 AM#39
i think they are going Free to play or something really.. or else they are just going to lose 50% more people by adding micro..
  Mtibbs1989

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7/06/13 10:19:36 AM#40
Originally posted by Nitth
Originally posted by Yaevindusk

 

The speculation thus far is that players think (or hope) that this only applies to Chinese servers. Though even if that's true it could also be to test how well their systems handle an in game store for a potential F2P conversion.  This will likely occur within the next seven years or three expansions to revitalize interest in what may then be considered a "classic".

 

I would say they are just trying to double dip?

 They've been double dipping for years.


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