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33. Re: Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost May 9, 2013, 16:38 Eirikrautha
Darks wrote on May 9, 2013, 13:14:
nin wrote on May 9, 2013, 13:09:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 9, 2013, 12:28:
Darks wrote on May 9, 2013, 10:23:
Did I understand you correctly when you said, you just canned your account and you had been paying for it since 2003?

Have you run the numbers on this? you paid around 1700.00 dollars for a game.
I would agree that anyone who played WoW for years (which includes myself) complaining about the Neverwinter Zen scheme would be talking out of both sides of their mouth. That does not however preclude others from criticizing the setup.

As far as the sanity of spending over $1,000 in subscription fees to play WoW for six years, as I did. My argument is on a per hour basis it was FAR cheaper than any movie I've gone to see in a theater. Some think that's not a valid argument *shrug*. Whatever. To me, entertainment is entertainment. It is simply a means to fill time. And IMHO, that is all there is -- filling time until you finally die.

Also, $13-$15 a month is the equivalent of buying 3 or so AAA $60 releases a year, something I think a lot of folks's easy to say "OMG, you spent how much playing a MMO?!", but when you break it down, it's really not that out of sorts with any other gamers yearly purchases.

Don't get me wrong, im not complaining about anyone who pays the monthly fee. my argument is those who have done this and play F2P MMOs and complain about spending money on the game that they seem to enjoy and then bitch about it being pay to win.

That's calling the kettle black in my book.

Well, you've conflated two different complaints here. There's a difference between paying for game enhancements and "pay-to-win." WOW's monthly fee engendered no advantage to any player... It was a flat cost of entry. PTW, on the other hand, rewards money spent with an in-game advantage. It's not the size of the expenditure; it's the function the money plays in the game that matters. I don't see any hypocrisy in previuosly paying an entry fee for a game and still complaining about PTW.
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