Sunday, April 18, 2010

Blizzard Sports

I hardly ever post anything news related, but this has really been pissing me off for a couple of days. I guess this hits me personally because if I was still playing WoW religiously, I would have been right in the middle of the download queue as well. We have Blizzard, charging $25 for a new mount that they released. They are obviously capitalizing on the poor bastards that are addicted to this game, and while achieving that, are making millions. What's even funnier is that I am sure the time it took their employees to design and make the mount consisted of maybe a week. WoW players have a different type of mental outlook on a variety of things that casual gamers are oblivious to. Grinding and raiding become joyous and sometimes rewarding instead of mundane and soul-sucking to the laymen. They are eating it up, but again, reiterating, they are completely addicted and being taken advantage of. I hate comparing any company to EA, but sometimes you have to call it like you see it.

Source: The Escapist