Thank you Taliesin for motivating Blizzard into lowering their price model for cloning!
It is over-dramatic.Monetization is a problem when it will turn into pay-to-win.Cosmetics doesn't give players advantage over the other free players so....stop the drama.
It is Blizzards fault. They used to have live in-game support. GMs that used to investigate issues, stop botting, and ban people. I remember repeat offenders in chat getting completely banned... now they just get a couple of days of being temp banned from chat.
"World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic has a release date, it has a prepatch date, and it has.. a cost. Digital deluxe editions, toys, boosts, store mounts, clone services... if you want it to TBC Classic can cost you just plenty. Plenty of people are very upset, and some are even asking if Blizz has ruined TBC before it even begins. Let's look at the complaints and get to the bottom of why Blizzard's monetization threatens the very soul of a Classic expansion."This is probably the most overblown thing I've seen. The monetization of this game is pretty minor. You may not like it but compared to most games available today Blizzard's monetizations are not really that major. The only thing I'd say is %^&* is the clone service. Take a look at the above description, you'd think this game was riddled with mtx, notice how it says "Digital editions, toys, mounts" as if they are separate things and not to mention it uses plurals for everything. It's like this every where you look because people want clicks, views, or just blindly follow what influencers tell them. It's all hyperbole well except the clone service, that's some bs.
Although this has some truth to it, for some people, it doesn't for others and is a bit generalized and over dramatic as well.If Blizzard has any integrity they'll only take certain desires of the community and enact them, the ones that are core to what made the game great to begin with. Clearly that does not include paid boosting, buying gold, buying ranks ect. I don't know a single voice of world of warcraft in the youtube/twitch community that stands behind this and they are like the representatives of the game. They are all far more intelligent about game design, specifically the kind that applies to an MMORPG, and more specifically the kind that applies to world of warcraft itself than your average gamer. I won't write a thousand word essay on it, just go look at any one of their videos on it.But we know Blizzard has this thing where, when monies involved, that integrity sort of, you know, gets lost. And then i'm sure you'd hear a sentiment similar to yours in the Blizzard offices, something along the lines of "well the community wanted it"