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Blizzard makes $2 Million in 4 hours from new mount

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

  1. HalfAHertz

    HalfAHertz

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    Hello,

    I just found a new unique mount in WoW. I will try to sell it to TPU first, because you guys are so awesome.

    This is it:
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    You can get it only from the final bosses and the drop rate is 0,00000000000000000001%
    It can be yours for the nominal fee of 50$
    Find me on paypall, if interested.
     
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  2. reverze

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    Hey, Don't post that here..

    If you're serious people are really going to buy it..
     
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  3. HalfAHertz

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    Too late I already sold 2...
     
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    The mount you have in wow is like the car you have IRL. I went and got 100 mounts in that game because i could. there's some really hard ones to get i didnt, and i didnt pay for one either. IF this one was say $10 and not $25 id probably get it as it does like pretty cool imo. But $25 is quite a bit for just one mount. maybe later on when i make more money.
     
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    If I told u.. I'd have to kill u
    I dont play WoW, but I have bought things for other games in the past. I had the extra money so I spent it. Isnt that what money is all about? You make it to spend it. After you pay your living expenses and such. ;)
    I wouldnt do it nowadays though. I have an expensive beer and hooker addiction that I need my cash for. Do they have beer and hookers in the WoW realm? Mmmmmm.... WoW hookers. :laugh:
     
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    Yea sure, if you're into 3d pyramids and 2d triangles that is.... You just order, and we will deliver!
    And we also have Wow beer too! It's non-alcoholic, you don't get fat from it, and you don't get that "drunken" smell, because the beer tastes like air.
     
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    Personally I don't think this has anything to do with stupidity but more with addiction.
    Anyone knows that WoW is one of the most addictive games on history.
    Plenty of other publishers do similar promotions - for example with The Sims 3 you first pay for the game, then they come up with a downloadable addon for the game (the Prius car for example) and people have to pay more to get just another car in the game i.e. it wasn't as if the game hadn't been playable or if levels got unlocked by purchasing the car or any other item.
    Even free facebook games like farmville do such promotions preying on the addiction of some of their players. They release a feature, and you need to pay RL cash to get it. I'm pretty sure some people do so.....
    But well, one can say that that's the gaming business after all, trying to make as much money as possible whether giving a game for free like farmville and getting the revenue from adverts and from the few people who pay quite a lot to get 'better features', or whether creating a game for a reasonable price and having a lot of people buying the game.

    Now shall we get back on topic to discuss how clever Blizzard was in making money? ;)
     
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    There's a yearly event in wow called Brewfest i think. Bunch of achievements that generally require getting your character drunk off your ass.
     
  9. Papahyooie

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    I have two views on this mount. Well three, actually.

    One, it does indeed look like a my little pony. I won't say more because it will involve slurs against someone's sexual orientation.
    Two, Way over-priced. I might pay a micro payment, microsoft point style for a couple of bucks. It's BOA, so that means all your characters will have it, as soon as they are of level to ride it, and it will scale with thier riding skill. That would save me hundreds of gold, and people who play more than me, much much more. Every time you make a character youre looking at a few hundred gold in mounts. If you have the toon cap (50 chars per account) then that adds up quick. It'd be worth a few bucks. But not 25$. Now, if I also didnt have to pay in-game gold for the riding skills (which adds up to several thousand gold per character) then I would probably pay 25 bucks for it. I struggle to raise the gold for an epic flying skill on even a couple of my toons.

    Third, and this will contradict part of my second point: Paying for something in-game demeans the game. Why not put the mount as a drop in-game, that way we have something else to work for (obviously i know why, more money, but thats not my point) It's like inputting cheat codes into a video game. You want to play a game, but you cant beat it, so you put in a cheat code, and beat it in 10 seconds. The only thing you cheated yourself out of more time playing the game. The worst game ever was gran turismo. You input the code to get a million bucks, buy all the cars you want... and then never play the game again because you have nothing to work for. So, like I said, I probably still would buy the mount if I didnt have to work to buy the riding skills, but thats only because its a part of the game I dont enjoy (gold grinding) and there is PLENTY more to do in the game besides grind gold for you mount skills.

    Yay! Another mannoroth denizen! Im also on darkspear

    EDIT: oh yea, they are introducing a flying mount that is the same thing (not the same model, but it is BOA, scales to riding skill, etc) for recruit-a-friend. So that means, buy the 15$ vanilla wow game, get 300% experience for your main account's alts, plus a new account that you can keep or sell (dual-box to run your own alts through instances?) AND you get a mount just like this one, AND it wont look like my little pony.
     
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    What i meant was does it matter to any member here what another spends his/her money on ? No and I really couldn't care less about some publisher and i doubt publishers need to learn much in that regard in the first place, This sort of thing has been happening for a while now.
     
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    dude!, its $25 bucks. lmao
    thats nothing, thats not even emergency or time of need money unless your starving to death and need to eat at Ruby Tuesdays which should pay for a very nice steak dinner and handsome tip. lol $25 bucks, if you can't spare that to blow on any random thing, your either living above your means, or need to get a job.

    in all seriousness though, i donate more than that and waste more per week on lottery tickets and i'm just a typical $15 per hr blue collar worker with a family, house car and pets. lol $25 bucks
     
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    This thread is about Blizzard and their use of in-game items to generate revenue.
    It is NOT about how other people choose to spend their money.
    If you do not have an opinion that is directed at Blizzard, I suggest you simply do not post here.

    Any more posts that are directed at another user will be dealt with accordingly.
    I am not singling anyone out. There is already enough crap in this thread to close it.

    Are we clear on that? :)
     
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    The sad part is there would be ppl who would buy it if it was real. :shadedshu:wtf:
     

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