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Posted: Nov 18th 2008 10:53AM (Unverified) said

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I can't say this bothers me too much, because he's right. Virtually any outside-the-house activity costs me a lot more than $15 for a couple hours' entertainment. $15 for whenever I want it? Pretty sweet deal, imo.

The people that are likely to be affected most are the ones paying for multiple accounts.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 10:46AM TheJackman said

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You can not fix what not is broken the subscription rate for WoW is ok like the game got lots of content and looks completed... on the other hand the many other games that brain dead copy the subscription rate of wow... like Age of Conan and Warhammer online need compare into content and user base with WoW and fall short on both. There subscription feeds are the same but way to high to what they offer....!!

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 3:20PM Arashikou said

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When WoW originally launched, it had the same subscription rate that it has now. However, it did not have all the content and community that you are lauding. So was WoW wrong to charge that much back then?

What about when WoW launches an expansion and its competitors don't? Since WoW doesn't change its subscription fees, WoW will have more content at the same price. Should everyone else have to lower their fees to compensate for the fact that they didn't just launch an expansion?
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Posted: Nov 18th 2008 7:02PM TheJackman said

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The answer to both questions is yes!
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Posted: Nov 18th 2008 11:10AM TwistedBishop said

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It's both true and misleading. Yes, MMOs are absolutely fantastic values per minute of entertainment. However the alternative is not to go see the same movie repeatedly. Movies, music, books and other sources of entertainment give you new and different experiences each time. I'd be hard pressed to say even a new class does the same for an MMO.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 11:41AM hami83 said

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In Canada, a $15 subscription is actually around 19 bucks.....Fun.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 11:52AM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, but we have universal healthcare, so it all works out in the end.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 12:31PM Boruk said

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Hello to my $9.99 a month fee for playing LOTRO...that saves me that extra change from not paying Blizzards 14.99 a month and over time I could actually stay home and play OR go see a movie with a friend if I wanted too.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 12:44PM Trippin Ninja said

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I agree with Mike Morhaime, 15 bucks a month is a good deal in my opinion. It amazes me there are still people complaining they have to pay per month for a game of WoW's caliber. Although some veteran perks would be nice. I been paying per month since launch without ever missing a payment and it sure would be nice to get thrown a little discount every once in awhile or maybe an in game item.

On the topic of entertainment in our troubled economy, I don't think most companies will have to worry. The so called "golden age" of movies was during the great depression so I don't see anyone giving up their video games or movies any time soon. I think we will see people buying less big buck items while movies/cd's/video games/etc. will still be selling well.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 1:32PM (Unverified) said

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I love how he seems to try to persuade people not to go on dates.

There you have it, kids! From the Big Cheese! Don't find the love of your life, play WoW instead!

Posted: Mar 19th 2009 7:06PM (Unverified) said

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I agree. Kind of. I mean seriously what the hell? You can play Diablo1, Diablo 2, and it's expansion packs onliune for freee. You can also play Counter Strike source online for free. In fact most any game you play on Steam you can play online for free. And you don't have to keep paying for the game over and over again. Also from past experience I can tell you that those games a heck of a lot easier to step away from than WoW. I can count on my hand the number of people who are much happier now that they don't play world of warcraft anymore. Hell I was a beta tester for LOTOR and the developers of that game gave you the option to pay 200 dollars to never have to pay subscription for the game ever again and a bunch of bonus items.
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Posted: Nov 18th 2008 5:14PM Solidkjames said

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I think they should offer lifetime subscriptions to people after a certain time period. I have played since launch and dumped close to $1000 dollars into subscriptions. LOTRO is a great deal because you can play til they shut the servers down for $200 bucks a month. LOTRO is the best game around for questing and storylines however the pve raiding is sub par of WoW's. I just think if an account is active for say 2 years they should qualify for a discount at least more than 2 bucks off a month for a 6 month sub.

Posted: Nov 18th 2008 5:15PM Solidkjames said

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Lol make that $200 bucks for a lifetime not a month. Hell for $200 bucks a month the game better come with call girls and free pizza.

Posted: Nov 20th 2008 9:17AM (Unverified) said

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I tried once WOW, but I thought it's too time-consuming. Instead, I started playing Lineage 2, which is free to purchase and you can find some free servers. After a short while I found myself tied to that game. Now I don't play anymore I just like to find out about games news and reviews on http://www.PCDistrict.com.

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