Original TBC had more real money options outside the subscription cost than classic does and the original expansion was a required cost.Original TBC
Sad part is these services could be 300.00 each and still would be bought up. some just dont care bout money or devoted to point where jts unhealthy.
Don't see why ppl are whining.Us Private Server Heroes have been playing vanilla since Cataclysm on various private servers. I think I must have played on 4 or 5 such vanilla servers until Classic launched, I played Classic AND I also played original Vanilla.Enough is enough, time to return to TBC.Rly don't care what Blizzard charges the whales to keep their toons in perpetual Vanilla. Why would anyone sane want to remain on a perpetual but stagnant Vanilla server anyway except to gank with their T3?
$69.99 to buy cosmetics for a version of the game that I already purchased 15 yrs ago, to play content that's still available in the retail version....I respect the term "to each their own", but personally, there's just no conceivable way I could bring myself to do this, purely out of principle.What exactly does our monthly subscription pay for anyways? Because a lot of other F2P games with the same amount of microtransactional bs have better services and more frequent patching/updating.
Utterly absurd cloning cost, for copy-paste.
Supply & demand...People WANT it...People BUY it...If you don't like it - don't buy it. I personally WILL buy it because that is my choice.Enough already.
I already decided myself at this point not to play BC Classic. But in playing devil's advocate to myself, I would say that ok sure, the toy, mounts, are all fluff. The boost is terrible but I don't have to do it. These are all optional things that are not a part of classic, but still optional.However something that is highly tied to the "classic" desire for players is being able to play BC classic, and being able to play Vanilla classic. Thats just playing the game. Forgetting all other paid crap asides, being able to continue on classic and being able to also continue forward on BC, truly seems like it should be a part of the classic experience. I do not think there should be any deterrent to this. It's stopping people from having a classic experience. Because they then have to choose one or the other, or pay up.What I'm saying is: If you are still trying to stick to the classic mentality, paid stuff doesn't factor in. But that means you either lose your classic character you started off with a while back entirely because they choose BC, or you don't get to go to BC unless you start brand new. This isn't retail where everyone has a zillion alts. Having a single main character for most is also a part of classic.We know that from PTR's over the years, cloning is just a service. It's something they've always done. It only has a cost now because they are choosing to try to gain money from it. If it was TRULY a cost, there's no way it would cost them 30 bucks to clone a character. At all.
Is it really that much of a shock they would monetize with that?Consider for a moment the sub with which you pay for classic.This sub is for retail wow and gives you access to classic wow. Even if you use a wow token with gold to pay for game time, that means the wow token had to come from someone, like another user.This other user in turn spent $20, which is $5 more than a regular monthly sub, to give you access to that wow token that you bought with gold.And since so many players are willing to get tokens or subs, this props up their quarterly earning reports.So in turn with all of this in mind, Blizzard was just like "Hey, if players are willing to pay a sub/token or farm up gold to get a token, then surely they are willing to pay for other stuff, right?"
Blizzard charging $25 for a normal character transfer in 2007 ($32 adjusted for inflation): Wholesome 100. Thank you, daddy Morhaime.Blizzard charging $35 for a character copy in 2021: Evil. Bobby Kotick has destroyed this company.The TCG rewards alone were scummier than anything Blizzard has done with WoW before or since. They were essentially real-world lootboxes, wherein the rarest items were so scarce that they would cost most people hundreds of dollars to acquire through TCG packs or eBay. And you want to tell me that a deluxe edition mount is where the line is crossed?The idea that Burning Crusade was a more "innocent time" is ahistorical, nostalgic nonsense - the WoW nerd equivalent of boomers talking about how no one had to lock the doors when they were children.
I really agree with the comments about how overpriced the Deluxe edition is. I'll buy just about everything, but I just can't justify paying USD$70 for something so underwhelming. I *can* afford it, but it just doesn't seem worth it. I am undecided on whether I'll bother to boost a character - I don't intend to boost my main because I want to level her up myself - but I was previously considering the boost for profession alts. Now that we know the prices, would I pay that much to fast-track an alt, to essentially buy a premade level 58 profession mule? Yeah, probably not. Again, I *can* afford to do that if I want to, but it seems wildly expensive and leaves a sour taste in my mouth. It's good that they reduced the clone price but the entire TBCC is overpriced and smacks of greed. I don't feel angry about it, just sad. So, where I had previously planned to boost a character on each of my accounts, now I'll likely not buy it at all. In my case, they priced themselves out of two very easy sales.