You Can Now Only Buy 60 Days Of Game Time In World Of Warcraft

You Can Now Only Buy 60 Days Of Game Time In World Of Warcraft
This reminds me, I gotta cancel my subscription. See, that's how they getcha. (Screenshot: Blizzard / Kotaku)
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Yesterday Blizzard announced they would be removing the 30, 90, and 180-day game time purchase options from World of Warcraft, leaving only the 60-day option.

“We recently conducted a review on the available services in all currencies. Based on this, we have decided to alter the available Game Time options in the Blizzard Shop,” Blizzard wrote in a forum post.

Purchasing game time was a way for players to experience World of Warcraft without committing to a recurring subscription payment plan. As of today, players who wish to continue this model of payment will only be able to buy game time in 60-day chunks at $US29.99 ($39).

Wowhead.com speculates the move might be to shift game time buyers into one of Blizzard’s subscription plans, which leads to more money for the company.

Subscription plans and WoW tokens have not been affected, so don’t worry if you’re like me and still paying $US14.99 ($19.63) month-to-month.

Comments

  • The continued push to over-monetize World of Warcraft continues. So glad I recently left the game due to bad business decisions that prove Activision is more in charge than Blizzard.

  • I was suspect of this at first… But when I realised it was talking about the game time cards/chunks all I could think was, “Huh… They still sell those?”

    Anyone I know that plays, or has played, WoW just renews/cancels their subscription as needed and has done it that way for years.

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