So, if the entire WoW community was already in it for their year long subscription, and that community was made up of either players already committed to playing Diablo III or players with zero interest at all in playing Diablo III, where did this “either or” part of the deal come into play? Who was it that Mike was truly pitching this offer to?
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an all-expense paid sleeping bag on my DPS Officer’s sofa, keeping company with the various parasites hiding away in the cracks of his house, thirsty for eyeball juice.
Would he surprise the audience and grants us
Convincing Diablo III players to commit to a WoW sub they had no interest in playing with carried the potential to increase these players’ investments into the company by about 4 1/2 times more.
“Playing with” here just makes the sentence hard to read:
"Convincing Diablo III players to commit to a WoW sub they had no interest in, carried the potential to increase these players’ investments into the company by about 450%."
In addition the math is a bit off:
When you paid for a 12mo subscription, wasn’t it $12.99 per month so the total would be $155.88 (or did they do away with this discount at some point, this used to be the case). Also D3 fans were already going to invest $49.99 so the investment would be increased to 3 times as much or you could say “paid 2 times more.” They wouldn’t get the WoW sub, get D3 for free and then on top of that pay $49.99 for another copy of D3.
Now, with his “free” offer, a percentage of that same ‘x’ were now going to sell for $228.87.
"Diablo fans, I’ve got a great surprise for you all this year. How would a handful of you like to pay us 4.5x the retail cost of Diablo III
See math/reasoning above.
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