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World of Warcraft Taking The Addicts Money Yet Again.

Sit back ladeeeez and gentleman because Blizzard is here to feed your sick addiction. Not only do they get a monthly rent from you NOW you can start to make your character that much more epic with your own money (or normal depending on the amount of addicts on your realm).  You can BUY with REAL MONEY a mount in game. The in game pet I wasn’t too keen on, that’s kind of silly to blow your money on something you can’t even u-s-e in any way other than vanity,  so I suppose this is not so much of a surprise as the next step in progression. But still it’s just so odd.

To what end will this stop? On one hand as a business man I applaud the insane profit they just made in a 48 hour span. 25$. TWENTY FUCKING FIVE dollars for a mount and 10$ for a in game PET. Knowing the 10 million (more like 4) of that 1 to 2% will buy this.  2% of 10 million is 200,000. Times that by 25 and you get a cool >5< million. Nearly all of that is profit. No inventory cost just the time spent designing which cant be anything more than a hundred or so man hours.So now you can gift it to your 300 pound gf in Missouri, you know the one you never met but saw dancing in some captial city. yeah..you guessed it the one who is a Night/Blood Elf.

In another sense it’s just like DLC for games, the whole Horse Armor thing for Oblivion (we know how well that went over), for just 4 more hours of game play. Does that equate in essence to the mount? Maybe. But this thing..you just ride around. With Fallout 3 dlc I can at least actually DO something with it. Like kill MOAR zombies. Which is great in most any situation. I dunno, what do you think? Am I being insane? Am I freaking out a little too much over something so trivial? Do I really need to champion for the addicts of World of Warcraft’s?

get at me.

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | Comments Off on World of Warcraft Taking The Addicts Money Yet Again.

Starcraft 2 Collectors edition (or how I learned to make an investment on ebay)

If you end up buying the StarCraft 2 collectors edition you’ll be in line for a In Game Pet for …World of Warcraft. Okkkkkaaaay. Gee. Thanks. How about for SC instead? How About you let me axe you a question with THOR MY IN GAME PET?

Overall I wont say the collectors edition brings you anything of value other than the hope that you can sell it 5-10 years later on ebay. I kind of wish I did this with Burning Crusade or Even with Wrath of the Lich King. Go on say it. You know you want to.
I’ll say it.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB.

The Uninspiring details are below. (mother fer said COMIC BOOK).

p.s In other news. No release date.  My guess is before Cataclysm. Hell this might be the winter of Blizzard. Irony for free.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, will be available both in a standard edition and in a limited-release Collector’s Edition packed with exclusive bonus materials. Players who purchase either edition will be able to play online for no additional fee through the new version of Battle.net®, the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard Entertainment gamers.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh®. The standard edition will sell for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and will also be available shortly after release as a download through the online Blizzard Store. The special Collector’s Edition package, which is priced at $99.99 and will only be available at retail stores, will include the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:

  • The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game
  • An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor’s dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War® expansion set
  • A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director’s commentary, and more
  • The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks
  • StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series
  • A World of Warcraft® mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account
  • Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | 1 Comment