World of Warcraft, the king of MMORPGs, doesn't need you to buy its expansions anymore. If you have a subscription, the entire world is your oyster.
Admin note: only includes past expansions, not the upcoming expansion.
You couldn't pay me to play WoW but sounds like a move in the right direction.
I’m sure you would take the money
I'd be willing to play it if I were paid... I mean, paid V-E-R-Y well!!! Tried the free 7-day trial nearly (10 years ago now)... Here's my experience if I recall correctly: First village guy says, "I need 10 rabbits' feet" (1:10 drop) and you receive 1 potion. Then the next village guy says, "I need 10 potions." (Ugh did that...). Then the next guy wants you to kill wolves and collect pelts (1:20 drop) and gives you something (forgot, don't care). The next guy wants 10 of that thing you just got... Okay, argh! Hmmm... Let's fight that bad guy in the cave to see if we can advance faster, skipping this petty stuff. Killed him. He drops something. The next village guy says that he wants 10 of those... And... F'K this crap! DELETE! Don't care if it get's better after the initial grind! F'K this crap!!! So, yeah... Pay me and I'll play it. Seriously, It's that kind of game. Anyone who pays to play it is a fool!
I've been wanting that for a LONG time.
It’s HUGE for player count. If all you have to do is pay the sub to go back and try it out, many more who may not have played in awhile may jump back in.
only the old expansions are free you still need to buy new expansion and plus subscription fee.
Yeah. there was always a large number of people who didn't upgrade when a expansion launched, and it disrupted some leveling and raiding early on. I stopped playing a while ago, and being behind a few expansions now, I wouldn't really want to make the investment to get up to speed if I wanted to play again. I did once with Pandera when they had a special for that expansion, and played for about a month and remembered why I stopped playing in the first place.....which was because it was too much of a time sink.
Except the newest one apparently... I mean, they did this just before Draenor, or was it Pandaria? Not sure which expansion it was, but they did the exact same thing from what I recall. It's really nothing new.
i think u still had to buy the base game and then the sub. now its only sub and the latest expansion i think. oh and the title is wrong "Subscribe to WoW and Play Every Expansion Through Legion!" from blizzards website so not all expansions
Correct. Can’t wait for bfa to launch. Still the best mmo by far.
It's definitely not new. I played WoW during Cata, then stopped. My battlechest received both MoP and WoD for free. I paid for Legion when it came out because it caught my attention .
Pretty sure Blizzard do this at the start of every new expansion giving new players a more accessible entry route to the newest expansion.. I can't see them doing future expansions for free for those who are subscribed. Why would you offer a product for free when you know you can charge full price and sell 10m+ copies still?
I play eso...its so you invite your friend to play
smart, I imagine its quite confusing for some newcomers.
And murderous on the wallets.
You can often get the base game, and up to all but the past expansion for around $30-40....sometimes $20 when they have specials.
Nice, can't wait for bfa.
So it's copying ESO's model. Smart, stay competitive and adapt to a changing market.
Title is a little wrong. Out dated expansions are free with sub. So basically the battle chest has changed into a freebie due to the subscription changes.
They should take a page from Guild Wars 2, buy once no sub at all. That's why I been with Guild Wars since the 1st one in 2005, Anet has an awesome business model. They are not greedy, plus they only have 2 games they support and still no sub fee. Blizzard has a shit ton of $$$ yet they can't adopt Anet's model... smh.
They have been doing this since forever. They put the previous expansions in the base game before the new one. They still have paid expansions. Misleading title.
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