World of Warcraft: Important change in game time sales

World of Warcraft: Important change in game time sales

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In order to be able to play the MMORPG World of Warcraft, you need a paid subscription. Alternatively, you can buy so-called game time in the shop, which was previously available in different versions - from 30 to 180 days. But it is precisely this offer that Blizzard Entertainment has now changed.

This means that from now on only the 60-day version is available for purchase, which costs 25.98 euros. The other variants, each with 30 or 180 days, have completely disappeared from the offer. As of now, Blizzard Entertainment has not given an official explanation as to why this change occurred in the first place. Therefore, of course, there is a lot of room for speculation. The website Wowhead, for example, assumes that Blizzard intends to take action against the equally active and annoying bots in World of Warcraft (buy now € 14.99) in this way. They very often use the WoW tokens to buy the 30-day game time and thus remain active. Since this "small" variant is no longer available, Blizzard is hoping to curb bot activities.

However, this is a double-edged sword, because this change also affects those players who just want to return to the world of World of Warcraft for a month without having to take out a subscription. The latter is still available in the 1-month version (cost: 12.99 euros per month), but for many players it does not seem as non-binding as buying game time separately.

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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

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 29.99 USD. 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 14.99 USD month-to-month.

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