New Battle.Net Will Have Fees

A new version of the multiplayer browser Battle.Net will debut with Starcraft II. How will it be superior to the previous version? Well, it'll be able to hit you up for money.

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Adriana Lima3483d ago

$1 per friend.
$.25 per game made/join.
$.10 per channel visited.
$.05 per message sent.
$.01 per message received.
Blizzar's cash flow: priceless.

EvilCackle3483d ago

My plan gives me free nights and weekends!

Ninja-Sama3483d ago

First you are required to buy three versions of the same game to experience the full story. And the thing is this trilogy does not even include the inevitable expansions that are to come. So what? We have to buy a trilogy of expansions as well?

In addition to paying for the full BNet experience? This isn't the Blizzard I know...sighs :(

Bonsai12143483d ago

i'm going to read the article now.. but if thats true...

Panthers3483d ago

No that isnt true. Could you imagine? $0.25 for a game join? LOL

But damn how much money does Activision need. They are getting around $200 Mil a month from WoW alone.

Bnet3433483d ago

This makes Xbox Live look good when you look at it from a different perspective.

Proxy3483d ago

.25 cents per game? There would be a lot of people wanting their money back. "ZOMG, he quit 2 mins into the game, I want my quarter back!"

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dktxx23483d ago

2008, the year Activision killed the best game developers ever.

solar3483d ago

i have a strong feeling you might be correct. :(

EvilCackle3483d ago

Yeah this is pretty mean, especially after the whole "we're splitting Starcraft 2 into three games" thing.

Panthers3483d ago

I like the trilogy idea since I want SC2 to be as long as possible, but it better not be $50 per game.

facepalm3483d ago

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."


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Quickstrike3483d ago

Why blizzard why? 1st 3 games $50 each and now this? You are pissing off your fanbase and they ain't happy

UltimateIdiot9113483d ago

I'm definitely not happy. I am somewhat okay with the whole 3 game thing since I care more about multiplayer but paying to play an RTS? Seriously????
Diablo 3 sounds more reasonable but Starcraft 2? Wow, they really want to shoot themselves in the foot bad.

NDN_Shadow3483d ago

If I pay a subscription fee to form a party and go online I'm going to be super pissed.

UltimateIdiot9113483d ago

I was thinking that Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 would bring back a lot of gamers onto PC again but now I see it dying a bit faster.

EvilCackle3483d ago

Oh, I still see a lot of people buying it. They just might not keep playing it for as long.

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