i have to say im impressed with the playerbase for taking a stand againest blizzard on this one..this will be one hell of a story to watch... will blizzard be cocky enough to add this store?(i think so..) will will see wow's fall? only time will tell.. however keep up the great feedback
I completely agree. It is so refreshing to see so much solidarity on this topic. Yes, there have been a few people that love the p2w style games in this thread, but the civility of this thread has given me hope.
I think everyone can see now that the whole lesser charm system was set up for this potential pay for extra chances system. And if it wasn't, it sure reaks like it was. Blizzard is tip-toeing into these little micro-transactions that we won't think anything of until eventually we've been snowed.
The basic ease-into micro-transaction is all about creating the inconvenience and then solving it with a conventient micro-transaction.
Oh you don't want to do 75 dailies for your lesser charms... $.99.
Oh you don't want to level an alt for 2 weeks... $1.99
Oh you want a dance studio ... $.99 per dance.
Oh you want player housing ... $12.99 per house.
... Someone is already thinking "I'd pay for that!"
Oh you can't beat the last boss... $2.99 / kill. ... too far?
They have to build up to this slowly or the knee-jerk reaction would lose too many players like many have said in this thread.
But Blizzard gets this threat every day... "If Blizzard does _____, I'm quitting". They probably don't even hear it anymore. Probably as often as others saying "buh bye".
But this begs the question... if Blizzard wants to milk us for more money... what ways are acceptable?
THE PROBLEM IS... as soon as there is micro-transaction like these in the game, the pressure grows on Blizzards side to MAKE US buy them
They have to add little "control panels" (governors if you will) where they can make us have to play more and more until we can't play enough so we have to buy. Or harder and harder that our skill isn't enough that we have to buy. Or uglier and uglier that we look lame and want to buy.
I don't want to be manipulated this way.