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Blizzard says extra goodies it sells for WoW are not required

Thursday, 5th November 2009 22:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime has said that it’s open to selling things online to enhance player experience but only items that will not affect player experience in-game or throw off the balance of it.

This bit of information was brought up in response to the new virtual pets that were announced last night.

“All value added services are not required, as they are optional only nor will they adversely impact the experience should customers decide not to participate or purchase them,” said Morhaime.

“We also expect digital sales to increase in the future, and plan to take advantage of it.”

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  1. Daodan

    They’d better not add more of that Pet Store shit, buying ingame items for real life money. I understand the cash cost for faction changes, name changes etc., but buying ingame items for actual money is just lame IMO. We’re paying enough for the game as it is, we have the right to all receive all the stuff they come up with without having to pay extra for it. Not that we’re talking all Fable III with their micro-transaction thing here, having to buy your game together bit by bit.

    In general, even if Blizz did this with minor items, like the Pet Store, it’s not gamebreaking stuff, but you’re still missing out.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Daodan: Please tell me how these are, say… any different to buying loot cards for WoW.

    They’re silly novelty items. If you don’t like them, don’t buy them.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Filofax

    This looks like the tip of a very big iceberg, seems like gear and tier sets will be just around the corner.

    #3 5 years ago