who here plays world of warcraft aka WoW
March 11, 2007 5:30am CST
well i have been playing it for about 5 or 6 mounths and i have to say it addicting. when i started to play i was on a free trial and now im paying to play. its sad realy a game is so addicting that you pay to play it. what do yall think about paying to play world of warcraft i think thay should cut down on the price they will still have 7mill players. just think 7mill X 15 a mounth for a year thats alot of money why do thay need so much. still its a fun game and i will contenue to pay to play for a wile so its no proplem for me just wanted to hear what other peple have to say about world of warcraft and its pay to play.
12 Mar 07
I've been playing WoW since October and actually I am Psyches BF who got her addicted to it. Honestly 15$ a month for good entertainment is cheap. We pay almost 10$ per person just to go to a movie then another what? 7-8$ for popcorn and soda at the theater? You say they should cut down on the price just cuz they have 7mil customers? Have you stopped to think what it takes to maintain a user base that large? They need to pay the salaries of their developers, they need to pay rental for the location of the servers, the money to buy the servers, we aren't talking small lil servers here these things cost a few thousand each. Maintenance of the servers monitoring the realms making sure everything is ok. Don't forget the bandwidth..I can only imagine how massive their net connection is and how much that must cost. Plus they need to pay taxes on top of it all, so on and so forth. I'm not saying they aren't making any money here..but there is a huge chunk of that 15$ that is reinvested into the game itself. really 15$ is not alot..and its cheaper for hours of entertainment compared to going to see a movie for 2 hours and paying more.
12 Mar 07
I started playing WoW not too long ago. I know it's been at least more than a month now, but the time just flies by sometimes so I'm not sure how long its really been now. lol. My bf got me addicted to the game. It's a really fun game, I like how you can have random people come up to you and offer help for a quest. Too bad people aren't as helpful in real life. In terms of paying to play, I understand the need. I'm sure it takes a lot of time and frustration to keep the game up and running for so many people, AND planning the events like Halloween and such, with the special quests you can get and updates and all that. But then, my bf is paying for my account, so maybe I'm more lenient because of that. :)
• United States
12 Mar 07
My friends and I have a saying: "WoW steals your soul" We play far too much for it to be considered a healthy addiction. Even though its pay-to-play, I feel that it is worth it. Its fun and entertaining, so I don't mind shelling out the $15 bucks a month. Plus, if I don't want to pay, or I'm short on cash, my boyfriend usually picks up a month or two of the tab for me because I'm a higher level than him and he needs my help.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I play WoW all the time. I wish it was free but that's the price to pay for such a popular game. And the fact is people are willing to pay the price so it's not going to change. So far I haven't actually paid anything towards the game, because my brother has paid for it all so I'm happy.