World of Warcraft offers discounted race changes, faction changes, and character transfers ahead of tomorrow’s patch

    
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It feels faintly telling, yes.

Tomorrow, World of Warcraft’s newest allied races — the Kul Tiran Humans and the Zandalari Trolls — join the Battle for Azeroth, and after having to wait over half a year for their introduction, players are understandably a little impatient to get their Kul Tiran and Zandalari characters into the action. If you’re one such player who would rather race-change an already max-level characters than level a new one, then Blizzard has a deal for you: From now until March 31st, race changes — as well as faction changes and character transfers — are 30% off in the in-game shop.

There’s only one night left to prepare for the arrival of the Kul Tiran and Zandalari allied races, but if you want to check out what these newcomers have to offer — and get the skinny on what you’ll need to do to unlock them — be sure to check out Blizzard’s Allied Races dossier that it released last month. Oh, and if you’ve been on the fence about taking the plunge into Battle for Azeroth — or World of Warcraft in general, for that matter — Blizzard would like to entice you to dive in this month, as both Battle for Azeroth and the World of Warcraft Complete Collection are on sale for $20 off until March 31st.

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latorn

ESO changes every races’ abilities: gives every account 3 race change tokens.

WoW adds new races (or new flavour of pre-existing races): BUY OUR RACE CHANGEZ!!1!

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Mordyjuice

Too bad Blizz isn’t offering any free time to inspire me to come back, I guess that means WoW is healthier than we think in subs.

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I think you’re right. A lot of people bitch and moan about WoW, but keep playing it.

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Danny Smith

I wonder if the whole “replay 1-cap” subtrap idea behind allied races isn’t actually as popular as they think? god knows i barely saw any dark iron dwarfs on my server and it looked like void elves were the only thing that got super popular, because of course they would knowing mmo players right?

Or this is just a shady soft microtransaction allied races were planned for all along? If a games losing players and nothings plugging that leak its not unheard of to see companies find a way to milk the hardcore whales and cosmetic skins are the go to in this industry nowadays.

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K38FishTacos

Or would I rather play The Division 2?

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Greaterdivinity

Fun conspiracy theory: Allied races were primarily created to sell character services like race/faction changes.

Change my mind : |

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Wrecktangle

What’s funny is I don’t think your wrong. Well this one is oddly timed.

It’s the last month of first quarter.

They release a new patch with races promised since the beginning of expansion which inherently increases subscribers for those waiting on playing a Kul Tiran and Zander druids. And troll paladins.( if you don’t think people will resub for dino Druid your nuts).

Along with a promotion on services to play them right away.

Sounds like a quick revenue grab.

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Schmidt.Capela

There are plenty examples where the timing on certain events, sales, and promotions seem to match surprisingly well with Blizzard’s needs to push up subscriber numbers (back when they still reported those), active users, or the bottom line in time for a quarterly report.

This isn’t illegal or even immoral, mind, though in some cases it does highlight how the company seems far more interested in short-term padding for some investor metric than in consumer satisfaction.

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Wrecktangle

I’m not saying it is illegal or immoral. They have a business to run.

All I am getting at is. Did it REALLY take this long to finish the Kul tirans or did they pick a specific time to release them?

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Jaymes Buckman

But they only give you the fancy aesthetic armour if you don’t use a boost

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Ben Stone

I think they are more tailored as time sinks and to keep low levels populated. To get the full benefit you need to level a new character all the way up to 110.

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rosieposie

While the number of WoW players has gone down, Activision still lists WoW as one of its big earners. To me that’s saying that those remaining are spending a lot more money than before, and this game is increasingly becoming dependent on whales. Pushing paid character services, WoW token, cash shop mounts, all part of the tactic.

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Rahayan_Darkleaf

Not necessarily, an MMO doesn’t need 12 million players to be a big earner.

At 3 million, it will still be a big earner :).