annual pass bought by millions?

  • #1
    so i logged back into wow to check out my mount and the new 4.3 patch and i saw the tyrael charger EVERYWHERE. im on a realm with very high pop and its everywhere, and i did a bunch of random dungeons and the people i was getting partied with also had them, and just because you have the mount doesnt mean your gonna use it, some ppl i met said they have it but didnt like it. lol. they must of gotten MILLIONS to freakin do that annual pass thing. O_O i didnt think it was going to get that many ppl.

    so i guess blizzard got what they wanted. tons of people are going to be playing D3 AND wow subs for another full year guarenteed. more people to play with in D3, woot!



    (woops should of put this in general *reported*)
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #2
    well its just a great deal for everyone playing WoW it doesnt matter if they plan on playing D3 or not
  • #3
    Quote from Harmonica39

    well its just a great deal for everyone playing WoW it doesnt matter if they plan on playing D3 or not


    true, im sure a lot of people would get it just for the fact of guarenteed access to the MoP beta
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #4
    I know I did. Was to good of a deal to pass up. I had no intention of leaving wow, and getting Diablo III free was just a no brainer for me.
  • #5
    There actually were more than one million Annual Passes buyers, but honestly.. the new golden dragon must have at least 5 million! Its scary in Stormwind...

    though, as it were with the Annual Pass mount, those who buy it want to show it and idle with it in stormwind, so it always seems more than it actually is!

    source: MMO-Champs news about Blizzard latest earning call http://www.mmo-champ...100k-in-Q4-2011
  • #6
    I have the D3 CE preordered, I've quit wow and even I have contemplated getting the annual pass. It's insanity the amount of pull that game has on someone.

    In saying that I also don't like the ease at which people can get gear and items now. I remember back in vanilla getting the epic mount really took time and effort. Now in a lot of cases it's free.

    Sure it's good for people who don't have the time or skill but it really took the challenge from the game.

    One million annual pass subscribers is an achievement, what I wonder is whether or not they care how many people actually play the game with that time or their attitude now is "oh well we got a year's cash out of them, who cares whether they stay with the game because we're giving them something worth the time now".
    "For the price of one bullet you can eat 4 hotcakes." - Vash the Stampede.
  • #7
    i got mine and still waiting on the game
  • #8
    I don't play that much WoW these days but have not regretted for a second about buying the Pass. Sometimes I just get the urges to play WoW and this purchase helps to ease those urges. Also a new mount, free Diablo 3 and a Beta invite for Mists of Pandaria. All awesome.
  • #9
    Quote from overneathe

    I don't play that much WoW these days but have not regretted for a second about buying the Pass. Sometimes I just get the urges to play WoW and this purchase helps to ease those urges. Also a new mount, free Diablo 3 and a Beta invite for Mists of Pandaria. All awesome.


    hell yea. cant wait to be a big fat panda monk with dmg healing.
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #10
    Removing Diablo 3 from the equation for a sec, do you save anything by getting the annual pass? been a year since i have played WoW so i don't really remember what the monthly fee was.
  • #11
    Quote from Nuvian

    Removing Diablo 3 from the equation for a sec, do you save anything by getting the annual pass? been a year since i have played WoW so i don't really remember what the monthly fee was.

    the annual pass has nothing to do with how you pay for wow (aka saving money) its just that you pay for a year total, you still pay in 1 month, 3 month or 6 month sets (each set having more savings than the piror)
  • #12
    MoP beta is live woot! hopefully us AP subscribers get invites soon! i hope they do it in order, since i was one of the very first peopel to sign up
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #13
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    MoP beta is live woot! hopefully us AP subscribers get invites soon! i hope they do it in order, since i was one of the very first peopel to sign up&--#60;br /&--#62;
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    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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    &--#60;p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(0, 192, 255); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(19, 24, 30); "&--#62;&--#60;strong style="font-weight: bold; color: white; font-size: 12px; "&--#62;&--#60;span style="font-size: 14px; "&--#62;I am participating in the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion; when do I begin testing?&--#60;/span&--#62;&--#60;/strong&--#62;&--#60;br /&--#62;
    &--#60;span style="font-size: 12px; "&--#62;We’re inviting Annual Pass holders in waves over the course of the beta test, and will be ramping up the number of invites we send as quickly as possible. We’ll be inviting Annual Pass holders based on several factors, including how long your World of Warcraft account has been active and when you signed up for the Annual Pass. Keep an eye on your Battle.net account and email for your invite to join the beta test.&--#60;/span&--#62;&--#60;br /&--#62;
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    Please note that our Customer Service department cannot help with flagging accounts for the beta and is not able to tell you exactly when you will be invited.&--#60;/p&--#62;
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    &--#60;div&--#62;My guess is they would do it in how fast you signed up, people that signed up on same day, they compare to how long you have played... that would be my guess, but they really have not given real information other than that post. GL =D&--#60;/div&--#62;

    Your def not missing much yet
  • #14
    Quote from Molster

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    Quote from name=&
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    MoP beta is live woot! hopefully us AP subscribers get invites soon! i hope they do it in order, since i was one of the very first peopel to sign up&--#60;br /&--#62;
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    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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    &--#60;p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(0, 192, 255); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(19, 24, 30); "&--#62;&--#60;strong style="font-weight: bold; color: white; font-size: 12px; "&--#62;&--#60;span style="font-size: 14px; "&--#62;I am participating in the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion; when do I begin testing?&--#60;/span&--#62;&--#60;/strong&--#62;&--#60;br /&--#62;
    &--#60;span style="font-size: 12px; "&--#62;We’re inviting Annual Pass holders in waves over the course of the beta test, and will be ramping up the number of invites we send as quickly as possible. We’ll be inviting Annual Pass holders based on several factors, including how long your World of Warcraft account has been active and when you signed up for the Annual Pass. Keep an eye on your Battle.net account and email for your invite to join the beta test.&--#60;/span&--#62;&--#60;br /&--#62;
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    Please note that our Customer Service department cannot help with flagging accounts for the beta and is not able to tell you exactly when you will be invited.&--#60;/p&--#62;
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    &--#60;div&--#62;My guess is they would do it in how fast you signed up, people that signed up on same day, they compare to how long you have played... that would be my guess, but they really have not given real information other than that post. GL =D&--#60;/div&--#62;

    Your def not missing much yet


    D: What happened to your post?
  • #15
    ^ya wtf is with all the div amps? lmao

    awesome! this guy i know got an invite cuz hes been playing since vanilla.... ive only been playing for the past 4 years :(. hopefully within a few weeks though because i signed up for the AP in the first 2 days of it becoming available
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
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