Since August 2019, fans of the vanilla version of World of Warcraft have been able to rediscover their feelings from yesterday thanks to World of Warcraft Classic. Servers with which you can enjoy the same conditions as in the first hours of this legendary MMO. But this week Blizzard announced the release date of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, the servers based on the game’s first expansion. Problem: The prices for additional services are heavily criticized.
heavily criticized prices
On June 2nd, the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic servers must be started. As with World of Warcraft Classic, these are available to all holders of a traditional World of Warcraft subscription. Blizzard introduces itself on its website, “No Additional Purchase Required”. On May 6, to mark the announcement of the launch date of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, the American giant also revealed the additional options that were being offered to players.
Among the services available we find the unique Boost, available only once per account, in particular the clone option, which allows a character coming from the World of Warcraft Classic servers to be duplicated to be on the World of Warcraft: Burning servers to play. Crusade Classic. Two services that will be available from May 18th, but the price of which has raised some eyebrows. And for good reason, the single boost shows up at $ 39.99 when the clone option is at $ 35. The second option was eagerly awaited by gamers as many didn’t want to give up their progress in World of Warcraft Classic when World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic arrived.
Obviously, Blizzard recognized this, hence the exorbitant prices. Best of all, only the one-of-a-kind boost available in the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Collector’s Edition, intended for “intrepid explorers looking to enhance their Burning Crusade Classic experience”. Prices that have met with strong criticism. The reactions are numerous, and the criticism is mostly at the $ 35 claimed for cloning a character from the World of Warcraft Classic servers to the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic servers. “You can fuck yourself with the $ 35 to keep a copy of our character on the classic servers. It’s a shameless blow for a service that should be included and free with the release of BC Classic.” complains to a surfer.
“To be honest, they’d have to find another way to monetize Classic, like a monthly subscription … Oh, forget that.” another answers humorously. “Just because I have nipples doesn’t mean I want to be milked Greg.” a third continues. “The $ 35 per character copy is the real problem. You are killing the folks at Vanilla Classic at this absolutely insane price.” While many players would like to take advantage of the new features of the first World of Warcraft expansion, many fans love the vanilla version of the MMORPG. To be able to appreciate the two worlds would be a plus, a utopia that Blizzard is charging $ 35 in addition to the monthly subscription already paid for.
It remains to be seen whether this service will really find a buyer. Despite the complaints, it is possible that players still head to the cash register. Blizzard appears ready to do whatever it takes to monetize its title, even if it means alienating some of its players.