Game company Blizzard has recently made an announcement about World of Warcraft Classic and its new service.
Blizzard recently charged players to pay $35 per character for an optional cloning service. This allowed them to keep playing the original Classic content and The Burning Crusade content with the same character. The fans did not take this well since they thought it was too overpriced for a cloning service.
Here’s a statement from Blizzard Community Manager Kaivax on Battle.net:
This service – providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game – is new for us. Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they’ll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on.
However, over the last week or so, we’ve gotten a very large amount of feedback from the community, and we’ve decided to lower the price. A lower price will likely still accomplish our goals with the new service, while allowing many more players to explore the option of playing characters on both Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic realms.
After careful consideration, we’ve decided to lower the price of a cloned character in WoW Classic to $15.00 USD. You’ll see the lower price in-game when the service becomes available next week.
As always, we deeply appreciate the passion and thoughtfulness of the WoW community. We play WoW alongside you, and we can’t wait to join you next week on Classic Era realms, in the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch, and as we step through the Dark Portal with you in June.
The power of the fans and the internet wins again. World of Warcraft Classic and The Burning Crusade are now available on PC.