xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 22:22:
It is my understanding this is going to be a heavy microtransaction game....so why the $60 tag? I know I will own the game at some point...but it will have to be discounted pretty heavily for me to buy it.
It's not a microtransaction game at all. There's going to be a paid auction house, yes, but that's all player run. And there's really no need to use it. The way I look at it is basically like all the D2 websites where you could buy items. Instead of having to go to a 3rd party, you can now do it in-game. Did I buy anything from those websites? Nope. Would I buy anything in D3? Nope.
Blizzard makes a fraction of each sale, but "supposedly" that's just for auction upkeep costs. I guess we'll see how much the fraction is when the game comes out.
And as others have pointed out, good luck with the discount, I haven't seen Starcraft II drop much in price since it's come out, and I've been watching (on and off).