World of Warcraft Classic: Price drop after a big shit storm

World of Warcraft Classic: Price drop after a big shit storm

World of Warcraft Classic

Not so long ago, Blizzard Entertainment announced a type of clone service for the online role-playing game World of Warcraft Classic. With its help it will be possible to "clone" an existing character so that it can be used on both the Classic-era servers and the new Burning Crusade servers at the same time. However, this service was originally planned to cost 35 euros per character. That is a comparatively high sum, which triggered a huge shit storm within the community shortly after the announcement. In the recent past, the pressure has been so great that Blizzard Entertainment has been forced to backtrack a little.

As the community manager "Kaivax" recently announced in the official forum, Blizzard is lowering the prices for the clone service. Instead of the originally planned 35 euros, it will therefore only cost 15 euros to clone a character from World of Warcraft Classic (buy now 14.99 euros) for use on various realm types. The statement reads, among other things:

"Over the past week we've had a lot of feedback from the community and we've decided to lower the price. A lower price is likely to always be still achieve our goal for the new service, but at the same time it allows a lot more players to play characters on both the Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic realms. "

What do you think of this decision by Blizzard Entertainment? Is it the right move, or should you have cut the price even more significantly? Let us know in the comments!

Source: official forum

Blizzard lowers price of a cloned World of Warcraft Classic character following backlash

'After careful consideration…'

Blizzard has lowered the price of a cloned World of Warcraft Classic character following a backlash from players.

The company was set to charge $35 per character for an optional cloning service, which would let players keep playing the original World of Warcraft Classic content and The Burning Crusade content with the same character.

The $35 (around £25) price was roundly criticised by the World of Warcraft community as being too expensive - and Blizzard came under fire accordingly.

'This service - providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game - is new for us,' Blizzard community manager Kaivax said in a new post on

'Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they'll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on.

'However, over the last week or so, we've gotten a very large amount of feedback from the community, and we've decided to lower the price. A lower price will likely still accomplish our goals with the new service, while allowing many more players to explore the option of playing characters on both Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic realms.'

So, 'after careful consideration', Blizzard has lowered the price of a cloned character in World of Warcraft Classic to $15. You'll see the lower price in-game when the service becomes available next week, Blizzard said.

'As always, we deeply appreciate the passion and thoughtfulness of the WoW community. We play WoW alongside you, and we can't wait to join you next week on Classic Era realms, in the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch, and as we step through the Dark Portal with you in June.'

When you log in to WoW Classic after the patch next week, each of your Classic characters will choose between staying in Classic Era (version 1.13) and progressing to Burning Crusade Classic (version 2.5). For those who want to play a character in both versions, the $15 character clone service will be available. The Burning Crusade then launches on 1st June.