Blizzard has made some curious changes to the way players can buy playing time for World of Warcraft, its aging but popular MMORPG. The options to buy playing time in prepaid pieces of 30, 90 and 180 days have been removed, leaving only the 60-day option. Of course, you will still be able to purchase a monthly subscription.
WoWhead speculates that the change may be a move to combat World of Warcraft robots that use WoW Token to pay for 30-day passes – they can use the account.net balance to pay for playing time, but it is not accepted as a method of payment. for repeated subscriptions. For their part, some players suspect that this is a lucrative move from Activision-Blizzard, and they lose the inability to buy 30-day passes ̵
However, these players are not lucky – in fact, they can still buy the recurring monthly WoW subscription – at a cheaper price than 30 days of playing time, in fact – and then cancel it before the charges are made to the credit or debit card next month.
The most important thing here, however, is that some percentage of players who only intend to play for a month will probably forget to cancel their subscription before they are charged for others, and then may feel compelled to continue playing.
Blizzard’s official explanation is not particularly helpful: “We have recently reviewed available services in all currencies,” the company wrote in an email. “Based on this, we have decided to change the available playing time options in Blizzard Shop. As of today, the playing time options of 30, 90 and 180 days have been removed, and playing time is only available as a 60-day purchase. ”
Blizzard points out that subscription and WoW Token prices are unchanged, and that the already purchased playing time will remain valid.