02/14/2012 09:42 AMPosted by TainiaeSome people have jobs. And some of those people are liveing pay check to pay check. Maybe you should think of the people who have a hard life. and a life overall. before makeing a comment like that.
Maybe a monthly subscription to a video game is not money best spent in your case?
And before the "how dare you suggest what I should do with my money?" comments, why would you suggest that a game company should continue to support a 12 year old operating system that is substantially holding back its ability to evolve?
You are playing a long standing MMO. During a life span of a long standing MMO, minimum requirements will gradually shift up to embrace newer technologies. Blizz has been beyond generous by holding back this long. It is unreasonable to expect it to continue to do so.
And before the "they are going to lose all these subs from people with older machines" comments. Yes, probably, some will be lost. But new subs will be gained from people with newer machines that have been looking at WoW and going "meh, it looks way too dated".
Are the new subs going to balance out the loss of old subs? I do not know. But I bet Blizz is pretty certain they will. Going forward as cautiously as they do is not likely to affect such a vast number of players as to actually have any impact on their ROI.