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Blizzard makes $2 Million in 4 hours from new mount

Discussion in 'Games' started by reverze, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Triprift

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    Good for you Tigg im suprised there isnt like a rehab for wow users having seen the odd docco of users spending rediculous hours on trying to to get to the highest level bah not for me. Even though getting money out of any type of enthusiest has to be the easiest thing just bring a special edition dl content some stupid accesory and put a price on and bingo more money.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Blizzard are probably the richest game company in the world,i dont even really see why they bother releasing new games,they have the fattest cash cow in their herd.There are enough people feeding the cash cow to make blizzard complacent.
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    Think about though, a lot of these players probably already have everything and then some from the game. A new expansion isn't coming out and they've done all the latest and greatest raids.....picked up the latest and greatest items and tricked out their toon.

    Here's Blizzard's thinking.

    Blizzard Guy1 "Crap. These people move quick and already have the best stuff out there. We need to keep them thinking we care. Let's make a dumb mount, price it the cost of an expansion and watch the money roll in."

    Blizzard Guy2 "That's kind of outrageous, why would people pay for something so simple?"

    Blizzard Guy1 "Get security in here and escort Blizzard Guy2 off of the property, he's fired!"


    You poor, poor fools that wasted your money. But then again, it's your money and you can do as you wish with it.
  4. Triprift

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    Yep thats how it went im sure sounds good anyways. :D
  5. Kreij

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    Well, to each their own. Blizzard is a company so their objective (actually, if they are publically traded it is required) is to make money for their shareholders. They are very successful at it.

    Sometimes we get immersed in something, having a good time and make rash decisions.
    For instance, I bought "Horse Armor" for Oblivion. :roll:
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    Im sure all of us here have bought stuff we didnt need. Just looking around my lounge room I didnt need to get a hd plasma but hey the pictures great so why not. All the dvds the Ps3 the special editions of games like Bioshock 2 just so i can get the vinyl and book wooooo.
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    I bet Activision and EA are licking their chops at this "pay to play" model. I bet BF3 will follow suit whenever they announce it.
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    Because one day, people will look up, and realize there are better games than WoW, that cost a whole lot less than WoW.

    Blizzard is just preparing for that inevitable day.. ;)
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    This horse seems like a nice way to spot stupid ppl. Anyone who has it, is stupid. :D
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    i'm not sure how $25 is a waste though, thats nothing, i've donated far more money than that and spent that much on losing lottery tickets and then some. lol

    now i'm sure if we took a game that everyone here likes, new or old and added a major graphics overhaul pack that looks as good as Crysis or better, i wonder how many here would pay for that?
    If your obsessed with graphics, i'd bet most here would drool considering it at least.
    I think its the same concept as this mount in WOW, as much time as some spend playing it, why not?
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    It is a nice looking mount. id work to obtain if it was a rare drop. but yeah dont wanna spend $25 on it either. tho if it was a rare drop, i might $25 worth in time of subscription fees to get it
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    My experience with WoW was pretty positive. While being broke for years, I was able to keep myself entertained for close to 5 years for cheap. I met a lot of good people from all over the planet and have had some epic discussions on any topic under the sun.

    I feel Activision's influence in the game, as the expansions have progressively gotten more of a slapped together feeling, and the raids have gotten less and less challenging. Also, with stupidly priced add ons like this is a huge money grab. I don't think Blizzard would be selling a mount for $25 dollars on their own merit. I understand their inclusion of a WoW mount in the collectors edition of SC2, since they want to sell SKU's enmasse.

    My theory? WoW will cease to be exclusively a subscription game, and instead battle.net will be what you subscribe to, in order to play all of Blizzard's games online. That though makes me cringe though, but I can see it happening.
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    Looks like they need more cash for em SC2 servers
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    Yeah, I've bought the mount. So now I'm a fat loser who plays WoW at least 12 hours a day, have no job, no real friends, and anger management problems?
    Stereotypical bullshit.

    I play WoW, yes. When I feel like it, when I have nothing better to do. Yes, I play with online friends. I also play with real life friends. I also actually go hang out with those friends IRL.

    Am I fat/overweight? Probably. Why? Might be because I'm lazy and/or eat too much. Do I weigh 90KG? No.

    Do I have anger management problems? Nah, not really.

    Do I have a job? Nope, 'cause I'm studying, and students in Denmarks get paid.

    Do I have 12 hours a day to play WoW? Nah, being a student, and being with friends kinda doesn't give me time to do that.

    So yes, I bought the mount. Why? Because I like it. It's a neat little item for all my fiddly little pixel creatures. So what else could I have bought for 20 euros... In Denmark, about 5 bottles of soda, or 3 burgers. Yeah, I'll just take the damn horse.
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    I appreciate you trying to "justify" your purchase
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    BS! If you go to Bilka, the soda is 7kr/can :p
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    @reverze
    It's not about justifying, it's about all this stereotypical bullshit.
    I know that it's a waste of money, but I don't really care.
    Me resembling to what else I could have bought, is just me saying that there really isn't a lot else I could have bought for 20 euro's in Denmark. That I want at least.

    @HalfAHertz
    What the heck kinda Bilka are you shopping in? xD
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    Money does also have the ability to be saved for later spending; such as emergency, times of need, etc..
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    Yes but why have something later when you can afford it now lol.
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    I can't save. I really can't. If I happen to try saving for something, I ALWAYS spend them on something else.
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    Does it really matter what anyone spends their cash on ? its not as if its coming out of your pocket buy the mount or not just enjoy the game if you play it. These are the advantages of a free world, sell what you want, buy what you want.......unless your intel ofc.
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    Yes, it does and a lot. Publishers only know about one thing: making money. And you know what "vote with your wallet" means right? So what all these dumbs are doing is telling publishers that releasing a lame mount for $25 is way more profitable than releasing a damn game. Don't expect many great games in the future. This along with MW2 and some others are teaching them that no matter how much they screw the gamers, there's always going to be some stupid enough to pay for not only their copy, but also those of the ones that didn't want to buy the game*, enough to make up for the lost customers. And when it comes to money, publishers learn fast.

    *By paying $60 instead of $50 for a crippled game, by paying $25 for stupid things...
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    You honestly believe that game publishers need teaching in how to make up for lost cash?
    I can count endless collectable items, special versions, small extra bits of content; every company tries to make as much money as they can.

    So, by buying this shitty mount, I'm telling Blizzard to make more random stuff I can buy off their store? Sure go ahead, just get me Catalysm. Nao.
    I'll admit that I've spent hours on end on their game. The reason for me to stay is not something simple as "being addicted".
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    WTF 25 bucks for a 1MB file that has pretty horse in it? hell ill buy a 1$ candy bar and get x10 more the enjoyment out that.
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    So not buying the mount will not affect your game play in anyway so who cares... ?

    The reason I play wow is because most other games that I play I get board of them within a week of purchase and quit playing them. Bad Company 2 for example

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