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How does Blizzard justify a $50 price tag on the upcoming WoW expansion?

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User Info: -5xad0w-

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2 years ago#11
Simple supply and demand.

They have a supply of something and demand $50 for it.
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User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
2 years ago#12
To make up for the cost of marketing to bring in new players and bring back the old ones. Seriously, Blizzard does a lot of marketing.
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jake-sf
2 years ago#13
Orestes417 posted...
At what point did Blizz ever claim the $15 fee was derived from maintenance costs? Their justification is that people will pay it and they aren't a charity. Welcome to capitalism, enjoy your stay.


I don't care what they claim. I don't want people giving them a reason.

If you're paying for WoW's monthly fee, you admit you're paying for air.

Most of the time, people "defend" their subs by saying "well, they have to pay for their servers!".

So thats my common response. The upkeep costs for 1 player a month is less than 1$ (quite a bit less in fact, but I'm just rounding it up for fairness, this is what I made out of quickly googling it).

Its absolutely true that its just, in the end, that people are ready to pay for it.

But too many of those are stupid, and will think they have a reason to pay for it. They don't.

So the point being, MMOs with subscriptions are disgusting, and I don't like when people defend something that **** them in the ass.
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User Info: HolyKnight199

HolyKnight199
2 years ago#14
Orestes417 posted...
At what point did Blizz ever claim the $15 fee was derived from maintenance costs? Their justification is that people will pay it and they aren't a charity. Welcome to capitalism, enjoy your stay.


They always claimed it was for maintenance, service and updates. That's nothing new.
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User Info: lazycomplife

lazycomplife
2 years ago#15
Then again, Activision/Blizzard is the same company that releases a $60 game every year with minor tweaks and sells 20 million copies, then charges another $60 for all the additional content for the game. Every. Single. Year.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
2 years ago#16
Back when I was raiding, I was looking at at least 4 hours a night 4 nights a week of raid time plus whatever I played on my own during the week. And I enjoyed raiding quite a lot. I'd consider my $15 well spent. So by all means, presume to whine about it, your tears feed me.
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User Info: myztikrice

myztikrice
2 years ago#17
Because they can
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User Info: Silent Sniper IV

Silent Sniper IV
2 years ago#18
The same way CoD and BF get away with four $15 map packs a year: their userbase pays it.
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User Info: Edavy89

Edavy89
2 years ago#19
yeah, not like they have *thousands* of employees to pay as well or anything. Oh wait.

User Info: DiviDude

DiviDude
2 years ago#20
myztikrice posted...
Because they can


Yep. If people are willing to pay $50, then they'd be stupid not to charge that, or even more. What, do you think they owe you something?
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