I never said fileplanet was paying Blizzard (though I would assume that since they're running a business Blizzard counts free publicity as free money).
(From the Blizzard FAQ)
"Blizzard is not charging a fee to play the final stress test or the open beta. However, to help defray the costs associated with distributing a large number of files and to keep our focus on finalizing World of Warcraft, we have partnered with FilePlanet for the distribution of the final stress test client."
(Frome your flame)
And to address your idiotic statement about offsetting the cost of development? What the hell do you think they makes games for? To make money you toad!
I'm not sure I understand your point (it's possible that I'm too much of an idiotic toad). That statement was the only statement in my post, so what were you addressing before that? Anyway, the entire point behind my post IS that Blizzard wants customers to jump through hoops to help them 'defray' the costs of developement, which should be already included in their DEVELOPEMENT budget. And these wonderful customers are the ones who, yes, will eventually MORE than defray those costs by buying the game, which is why Blizzard shouldn't be making them jump through hoops! See what I mean now?This comment was edited on Nov 2, 02:10.