Added: Danell Berning - Date: 08.11.2021 06:03 - Views: 48037 - Clicks: 6623
Since its release way back inWorld of Warcraft has stuck to a very familiar revenue model.
First, you needed to buy the game, which comes with 30 days of free play time. Nearly 14 years later, and Blizzard is finally changing that model by dropping the requirement to purchase the game first. Instead, simply subscribing allows access to all currently available content.
The one exception to that is future expansion packs including the forthcoming Battle for Azeroth. As Polygon reports, Blizzard isn't making a big deal of this yet.
The Battle Chest Box has disappeared from Blizzard's online store and a subscription allows all content to be accessed right up to Legion. I hate to think how much all that cost if you purchased each expansion on release. By removing the need to buy the game, Blizzard both lowers the barrier to entry and clears up any potential confusion. With so much content included in the subscription, though, I'm sure many players will now wait to see if this latest expansion eventually gets added for free as part of the subscription rather than buying it next month.
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