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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 1:56PM (Unverified) said

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@Mikx it's not the same thing, in D3 if you sell an item in the RMAH you receive that money with pay pal or another service like it.

this is more like Eve's ISK, except less useful, since it's a pet instead of game time.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:41AM xenothaulus said

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Now if only this could work the other way around. I would come back to the game if I could sell things for Real Money. When I left all I had been doing for the past few months was playing the AH, and had 450k gold.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:41AM relgoth said

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Im gonna say that is wrong, otherwise people would not be clammoring over mmos that are like wow but arnt run by the same company.

Some are tired of the mechanics behind the game

Some are tired of the company who runs it because of bad decisions made.

I still havent nor will i EVER forget about the real id incident. My privacy is one of my most precious things and they threatened to take that away over a few trolls. That was the beginning of the end of the end for me in wow.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:43AM relgoth said

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@relgoth

Sorry that was @ baby choo choo
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:44AM Channel84 said

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starcraft 2 split into 3 title to milk the cow
diablo 3 with rmt transaction charge
wow with cash shop
wow with cash trading item

Wow nice marketing *facepalm*

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:06AM antikrosoft83 said

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@Channel84

Dont forget that bobby kotick or whatever his name is said in a quarterly meeting recently that in the next 5 years they are going to produce 6 more titles under blizzards name, most of which will be expansions to diablo3, sc2, and wow. i played the beta of diablo3 and it doesnt feel like the talent that started or maintained the series of lately. not against blizzard or activision, but come on, 2 expansions per IP. rock the boat, make an fps or something, branch out a little more. use the vikings of old and totally reboot that IP, or how bout blackthorne. they are saturating their own IPs with annual expansions. kinda like cod. give it a little time.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:07AM Kaahn Stewart said

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@Channel84

In their defense, Starcraft: Wings of Liberty was a huge game. It felt like a full and complete gaming experience with an extensive and engaging campaign, and fantastic multiplayer. If Heart of the Swarm turns out to be the same thing, that's fine by me.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:11AM antikrosoft83 said

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@Kaahn Stewart

its a full and complete game because they did a graphical upgrade to sc1 and added SOME gameplay feature changes. copy and paste. much like when a xpack comes out for wow that uses same character models and just reskin them.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:22AM JBTurk said

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@antikrosoft83 I would love a new Blackthorne game.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:23AM hereafter said

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@antikrosoft83

I'm pretty sure the "graphical upgrade" was a rebuild from the ground up in a new engine and the reason it's a full game is because its one campaign is as big as all three in the first one.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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@antikrosoft83
"i played the beta of diablo3 and it doesnt feel like the talent that started or maintained the series of lately."
That's because it's not.
Most of Blizzard North (The developers of D1 and 2) split up and left to form other companies.
For better (Torchlight, Guild Wars) or worse (Hellgate).
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 11:32AM Channel84 said

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@Channel84
Mission design wise for sc2 is the best i've seen in rts to date
Dtory wise it pale in comparison to the original sc and broodwar
The original sc and broodwar is in the number 1 spot in my hall of fame for story and suspense in game. Sc2 while well made is so pale in comparison.
Multiplayer wise i would say it's on par with the original, both have it's pro and con.
Graphically, what do u guys expect of a rts game in 2010? ofc it's gonna get updated
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 2:13PM Nadril said

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@antikrosoft83 Not even fucking close lol. Stick to complaining about WoW.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:53AM Dumac said

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Must be hard to resist cashing in on the gold trading market, and when your subscription base is declining too. When WoW seriously starts losing players, those who stay will be in for quite a ride as Blizz schemes to make up for the lost subscription money. It's only going to get worse if you think this is bad.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:42AM loopnotdefined said

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@Dumac

How many times have I heard THIS before?
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 11:40AM Dumac said

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@loopnotdefined
As many as you needed to. ;)
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:55AM Arkanaloth said

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After the RMT AH crap in diablo3, I wondered how long it would take for Blizz to sneak it into World of Warcraft. Honestly it was faster than I expected, I figured they would at least wait until early next year.

Saw this one coming a mile away.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 9:58AM real65rcncom said

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@Tizmah said: "Considering I used to pay $30 bucks for expansion packs that gave tons of content, to having single items that cost ten dollars is well...money grabbing. That's like Best Buy, how they charge $600 bucks for a TV, then $100 for an HDMI cord. Rip-off and money grabbin'"
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no offense, but i'm not interested in what analogies it's like; Best buy, Walmart, automobiles. Restaurants.. I think forums have too much of that which confuses the issue. I like to keep it simple and about mmos so...

The simple fact for ME is:

1) I don't play WoW anymore. Even if I did I woudn't unsub because they gave fellow players the ability to buy a $10 fluff pet they could resell. That doesn't affect how I play.

If I was playing a game now (like GW2) and they did this, I wouldn't care either. Someone with $10 to spend is putting money in the game that I will benefit from without paying. Their 10 bucks will add up to more improvements to my play by the devs. It will also keep the game price cheap and B2P so my costs never go up, the company gets what it needs (capital) and the player who wants a $10 pet gets one. Win/win/win.

2) It's someone else's 10 bucks, not mine.

3) It's someone else's 10 bucks, not mine.

4) It's someone else's 10 bucks, not mine.

5-infinity) It's someone else's 10 bucks, not mine.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:05AM relgoth said

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@real65rcncom

imagine if the vocal minority took that stance during the real id incident.

Your real name would be over your characters head right about now.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 10:11AM Ehra said

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@relgoth

You did not just compare a huge privacy risk to people spending money on a video game.
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