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

#21TheEntitledOnePosted 8/17/2014 8:08:36 PM
https://youtu.be/E6uelIF3-kI

If you program, they will buy. Well not always, but Blizzard are the kings of games.
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#22lazycomplife(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 8:09:00 PM
Edavy89 posted...
yeah, not like they have *thousands* of employees to pay as well or anything. Oh wait.


You're implying that $102 million a month can't cover programmers+servers+advertising. That would still leave a lot of room for profit after all costs. Charging for expansions is just greedy.
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#23jake-sfPosted 8/17/2014 8:11:58 PM
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#24-5xad0w-Posted 8/17/2014 8:11:45 PM
Do this many people seriously not know what a business is?
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#25DiviDudePosted 8/17/2014 8:21:08 PM
-5xad0w- posted...
Do this many people seriously not know what a business is?


It's almost as if people posting on a video game internet message board are naive and sheltered!
#26TiamatKillerPosted 8/17/2014 8:44:42 PM
Orestes417 posted...
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.


Why would their tears feed you when you already stated you get your own satisfaction out of the game?

Why do you care what others are saying if you already consider your money well-spent?

Why are you so butthurt?

So many questions, so few answers.
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#27MannerHatcheryPosted 8/17/2014 9:00:30 PM(edited)
I always find it amusing that people think $15 a month for WoW is so crazy, but $10-15 to see a 2 hour movie is acceptable.

You are paying for entertainment. If you only play WoW for lets say...8 hours a week (which is firmly on the casual side, check around forum posts and you'll see much higher numbers in general), you are paying $15 for 32 hours of entertainment. That is a hell of a lot better than you are going to do with 99% of games out there.
#28TimePharaohPosted 8/17/2014 9:00:32 PM
MannerHatchery posted...
I always find it amusing that people think $15 a month for WoW is so crazy, but $10-15 to see a 2 hour movie is acceptable.

You are paying for entertainment. If you only play WoW for lets say...8 hours a week (which is way less than a lot of people get out of it), you are paying $15 for 32 hours of entertainment. That is a hell of a lot better than you are going to do with 99% of games out there.


Minus the $60 you initially paid for the game, and the fact that almost every single other game you can play as much as you want without a fee...
#29MannerHatcheryPosted 8/17/2014 9:06:41 PM(edited)
TimePharaoh posted...
MannerHatchery posted...
I always find it amusing that people think $15 a month for WoW is so crazy, but $10-15 to see a 2 hour movie is acceptable.

You are paying for entertainment. If you only play WoW for lets say...8 hours a week (which is way less than a lot of people get out of it), you are paying $15 for 32 hours of entertainment. That is a hell of a lot better than you are going to do with 99% of games out there.


Minus the $60 you initially paid for the game, and the fact that almost every single other game you can play as much as you want without a fee...


Missing the point.
If you like WoW and want to play WoW, it's a good value in terms of price/hour.
#30TiamatKillerPosted 8/17/2014 9:07:07 PM
MannerHatchery posted...
I always find it amusing that people think $15 a month for WoW is so crazy, but $10-15 to see a 2 hour movie is acceptable.

You are paying for entertainment. If you only play WoW for lets say...8 hours a week (which is firmly on the casual side, check around forum posts and you'll see much higher numbers in general), you are paying $15 for 32 hours of entertainment. That is a hell of a lot better than you are going to do with 99% of games out there.


I don't know what the general movie-viewing experience is like, but I see a movie maybe 5 times (on a good year) at most, during a year. In both states that I've lived in, I've never had to pay more than $11 for even a late night ticket, so I'm just going to use $10 as the price of a ticket (I don't buy any food/drinks).

That's $50 for me to go watch movies (roughly 10 hours of entertainment). It takes 4 months to pay more than that through WoW. I agree that hours of enjoyment/price is a good ratio to use in most cases, but the fact is, in my scenario, the cost is just way higher through WoW.

But that's just the way I see it, I don't play WoW.
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