Zieza
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
Month after BFA and arguably the worst release of an expansion in Blizzards 14 year history.

Almost all twitch and youtube supporters of blizzard are firing away at how the game is failing.

supreme lack of communication from Blizzard, no real changes on the horizon.

Patch 8.1 already hitting PTR soon.

And now..... Blizzard is pairing a cool new Mount with 6 months of subs.

Basically saying hey, if you want this mount, we're not going to put it into the store like our other store mounts, we're going to force you to buy 6 months of subs before our financial quarter end to help make this expansion not look like the piece of garbage that it is.

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

what a joke

bfa has officially gone down the tube and is losing people astronomically if these are the tactics they are resorting to.

BFA was the Fastest Day 1 selling expansion, and I bet my testiies that it is also the fastest expansion of people unsubbing in the history of wow.

edit: six months of subs....
Edited by Zieza 09/19/2018 06:48 PM
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
Or... maybe we've been planning to have this mount promotion for quite a while now, I don't know maybe lets say the last 8 or 9 months. Possibly longer ...but what do I know, I only work on the team that promotes and publishes things like this and apparently this mount means our game is dead. I guess someone forgot to tell all of us this was the case.

You don't honestly think we scrambled to put this together at this last minute do you? Also where is the line for tin foil hats when you enter GD? I missed out on mine.
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
09/19/2018 01:19 PMPosted by Snowfox
I do think that there's maybe a conversation about water striders and boats floating on water that needs to happen though.


You know... we said the same thing when we got on ours this morning! I think someone shouted out "My ship is taking on water!". Said person is also dressed like a pirate today, so it made it that much better.
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
09/19/2018 01:21 PMPosted by Zulnagh
You lie, or maybe you don't. But the tables sure don't look good for this specific time to be releasing something to attract subs. Actions speak much louder than words.

This kind of promotion doesn't attract new subs. It's more of a reward for existing and an offer for those that might want to swap to a 6 month as it is cheaper. It's just adding additional value to that.

If you just want the mount that's fine, like we stated in the blog announcing this, it will be on the store eventually. :)
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
09/19/2018 01:25 PMPosted by Anderia
I think the 6-month sub requirement attached is what seems suspicious. Maybe this mount was planned for this pirate day for months, but I'd wager that the decision to add it to a 6-month sub was a more recent decision based on something else.

It wasn't a recent decision. You can see that from when the shop banner was data-mined months ago and posted by fansites. Kind of a clue its been in the works for a while if you look into that stuff :)

I get why people would think that though, but businesses as big as Blizzard don't just operate like people would like to think they do. Things like this take a lot of time and go through a lot of departments to finally be in front of you guys.
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
09/19/2018 01:47 PMPosted by Snowfox
...

I don't know if anyone else mentioned this already, but there is truth backing this up for whoever doesn't for some reason believe you. The 180 game time + reward offer photo for the shop was found a while back in June, before BfA even launched. At the time no one knew what the reward would be though, for this game time bundle offer.

Side note: I'm also for team float :D!

Hrm, the "ShopGametimeBundle"

https://www.reddit.com/r/woweconomy/comments/8u47n2/speculation_new_gametime_bundle_available_soon/

https://www.wowhead.com/news=285211/battle-for-azeroth-build-26926-highlights-180-days-of-game-time-bundle-texture


You are no longer Snowfox, you are now Linkfox.

For those asking for the link backing up what I said, here you go.
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
09/19/2018 02:14 PMPosted by Zulnagh
I don't care for the mount.

That's fair.

09/19/2018 02:14 PMPosted by Zulnagh
Your one mount that took 8 months to develop

That's not what I said.

09/19/2018 02:14 PMPosted by Zulnagh
I didn't care for the promotion of the other one, to watch a dumb stream.

Some people aren't into streams and that's okay. We try our best to mirror everything as much as possible so those who aren't into that can still see it through their preferred channels.

09/19/2018 02:14 PMPosted by Zulnagh
I'll buy your stuff if you actually make it interesting and fun

Even as an employee I agree with you, to each person that definition is different. Me personally before I was an employee I always had a 6 month sub because it was just cheaper so to me the mount is just a bonus. It's not something your paying for but rather an extra "thank you". I get what you're saying overall though.
Ythisens
2 months ago
It's official...Blizzard is hemorrhaging subs
To be honest, they're actually paying YOU a few dollars to get the mount.

^ This is honestly more likely the case with these kinds of promotions.
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