Neoseeker : News : Blizzard removes World of Warcraft trial time limit
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Lorenzo101 Jun 28, 11
Not a bad move. This could actually get more people addicted to WoW
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Jaw7765 Jun 28, 11
I feel that it's a bit too late to make it longer. Fact being most people have played the ten day trial... But none the less it's rather nice to have the lift...But can you talk or trade?
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Lorenzo101 Jun 28, 11
quote Jaw7765
I feel that it's a bit too late to make it longer. Fact being most people have played the ten day trial... But none the less it's rather nice to have the lift...But can you talk or trade?
It's probably going to lack a lot of features along with being able to level up past level 20.
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Northern49 Jun 28, 11
In all honesty, at this point, WoW really should be looking into making it free to play. I mean, Diablo was free to play. (no subscription). I feel like WoW is nothing more than a glorified Diablo at this point.
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Dragoshi1 Jun 28, 11
If WoW became free to play, then how would they make money?

The auction house uses in game money. The only micro-transaction I'm aware of is the Celestial Mount and some pets in the Blizzard Store. Blizzard needs the cash from people buying the game disks/games and subscribing, because without that, Blizzard cannot run WoW on no money.
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Northern49 Jun 28, 11
other businesses seem to do just fine.
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Northern49 Jun 28, 11
I still don't understand why a company that makes like 2 billion dollars a year on subscriptions has to rehash ragnaros.
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LloydToS Jun 28, 11
Because the customers accept it, that simple. I quit the game because there are alot of new people nowadays which are.. pretty much the LOLWAT kind of kids. They probably don't look at those things. I dunno, probably a bit tunnelvision opinion of mine but I'm not returning at least.
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Martijn Jun 28, 11
"If WoW became free to play, then how would they make money?

... The only micro-transaction I'm aware of is the Celestial Mount and some pets in the Blizzard Store. ..."

Realm changes, gender/race changes, remote Auction House for smart phones..

imo they have made enough money to run this game several years without income, when you compare it to what other companies manage to do with far less income! I suggest you look at GuildWars from Arenanet, and the upcoming GuildWars 2! All they get is money for the purchase of the game/expansions, and some small transactions for extra bank space and name/appearance changes. If your argument is that Guildwars is technically inferior, I have to agree, but the new game looks very promising. When you look into the stuff they're trying to pull off now, I have nothing but respect for those guys.
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TemporarilyMoop Jun 28, 11
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In summary, I believe this is a good move.
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demoninmysoul Jun 29, 11
max 20 level (like GW) and this video was like a copy for me .... it looks like the destroyers in GW:EotN. I don't really know anything about WoW, so don't take it out on me, but it's like they're copying GW because believe it or not, it's a great game, without monthly fees...
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Dragoshi1 Jun 29, 11
quote Northern49
other businesses seem to do just fine.
Because other businesses have more stuff to purchase using microtransactions. Blizzard's microtransactions aren't enough to support it if it went F2P. Running WoW without money wouldn't last a month.

Vindictus for example is F2P but has many ways to purchase items in game. Team Fortress 2 has the Mann-Co Store which has been very successful, and TF2 used to cost 10 bucks! But WoW right now is over 100 bucks if you buy all the expansions at basic price(US value), and a 3 month subcription card is 30 bucks, and it is 15 dollars a month to subscribe.

Blizzard needs the money, and I don't see it going F2P anytime soon.
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Emaster MK Jun 29, 11
Downloaded, 10 gigabytes @_@
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Northern49 Jun 29, 11
Do you really think it takes $15 x 11,000,000 to support the game for 30 days?
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