Blizzard finally allows race changes in WoW

As many of you may or may not know, Blizzard has finally begun offering race changes in World of Warcraft.  I have read lately some rants and raves about this, and really I don’t see the reasoning behind it too much, other then for those people who buy accounts.  This is just one more bonus to people who don’t like the way their character looks.  If you think about it, someone buys an account, as they wanted a gnome mage.  However the ended up buying a Blood-elf mage.  Well now, first they change the server, then they change the faction, next the look with barber shop, change the name too, and suddenly, nobody knows they bought the account.

The thing that bothers me however is that Blizzard seems to be adding the free2play model, in to the pay2play model.  By this I mean, that there are 2 types of mmo games out there.  One is the pay2 play, where we pay a monthly subscription.  The second is the free2play, where it’s free to download and play the game, but they add things which you can buy.  World of Warcraft is now a mix of both of these, and it’s starting to bother me.  First I buy the game and expansions, then I pay $15 a month, and now they are adding services which cost more money as well.

The changing servers fee is one thing, but everything else, is just more money they are lining their pockets with. I don’t like where they are going with the game.  How much sooner, will it be, till we are able to pay real money for items in the game as well – thus giving an advantage to the person who pays the most money?

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