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Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:36 AM

In celebration of World of Warcraft's 3rd Anniversary, Blizzard Entertainment is offering a variety of prizes for subscribers to the world dominating MMORPG. Prizes in the sweepstakes include J!nx gift certificates, WoW action figures, and an Apple iPod Touch.

In the lands of the Horde, the watch fires burn on along the parapets of Orgrimmar, and the echoes of regicide still linger among the ruins of Lordaeron. In the kingdoms of the Alliance, the statues of legendary heroes maintain their vigil over Stormwind, while magma and molten metal continue to flow through the heart of Ironforge. Beyond the domains of both factions, the demon Illidan has laid claim to Outland, threatening to seize its vital resources and strategic assets for his own nefarious purposes. And far to the north of both Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, an impenetrable fog portends a darkness that would engulf the world.

It's been three years since players first entered World of Warcraft and took up their roles in shaping its history. In that time, friendships have been formed; wars have been waged; and through incredible feats of coordination and perseverance, some unimaginably powerful beings have been vanquished. To celebrate the third anniversary of the game's North American launch and to show our gratitude for the ongoing support, enthusiasm, and dedication of its thriving community, we'll be giving away several prizes over the next three weeks:

- During the week of November 26, we'll award 10 J!nx gift certificates valued at $100.00 each.
- During the week of December 3, we'll give away 20 sets of four World of Warcraft action figures.
- During the week of December 10, we'll provide 5 lucky players with an Apple iPod Touch and a two-year World of Warcraft subscription.
Participants must have a World of Warcraft user account in good standing during the Sweepstakes period to be eligible for "automatic entry" into the Sweepstakes. A WoW account in "good standing" must be active, fully paid up, and not subject to a permanent ban for any violation of the Terms of Use Agreement.

Click over to the site below to read the sweepstakes rules.
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#2 LeVirus Watts

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:27 AM

So, 35 lucky WoW farmers will get prizes?  Its about time they get a Christmas bonus.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:37 PM

View PostLeVirus Watts, on November 26th 2007, 11:27 AM, said:

So, 35 lucky WoW farmers will get prizes?  Its about time they get a Christmas bonus.

yeah what lame prizes!

There are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of subscribers, and they want to give 35 crap prizes out? Way to give back Blizzard!
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:12 AM

View PostMaestro, on November 27th 2007, 03:37 AM, said:

There are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of subscribers, ...
Nine. Millions. In numbers: 9,000,000.

They have a business volume of about $100,000,000 per month - and shelf out prizes for maybe $2500... that are incredible 0.04%.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:17 AM

Well...Blizzard is a business.  The point of being a business is that people give you money, not the other way around.  The only reason a business will ever "give anything back" is because it's a calculated move to get more money by doing so than they would have if they didn't.  (Which is to say, the amount of the prize money is less than the increased revenue generated by extra people buying the product in attempt to get the prize money.)

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:38 PM

View PostEric5h5, on November 27th 2007, 11:17 AM, said:

Well...Blizzard is a business.  The point of being a business is that people give you money, not the other way around.  The only reason a business will ever "give anything back" is because it's a calculated move to get more money by doing so than they would have if they didn't.  (Which is to say, the amount of the prize money is less than the increased revenue generated by extra people buying the product in attempt to get the prize money.)

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You are right. Now, I guess we can say that Blizzard is a big corporate money hog, that does not care about it's subscribers.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:02 PM

View PostMaestro, on November 27th 2007, 01:38 PM, said:

You are right. Now, I guess we can say that Blizzard is a big corporate money hog, that does not care about it's subscribers.

No more or less than every other company on the planet, I'm sure.  ;)  You're aware that Blizzard is owned by Vivendi?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:06 PM

View PostEric5h5, on November 27th 2007, 01:02 PM, said:

No more or less than every other company on the planet, I'm sure.  ;)  You're aware that Blizzard is owned by Vivendi?

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Eh, there are some good companies out there. For instance, Woot.com. They can charge more for the things they sell, but don't, and every so often they give away high prices items in their "Bag of Crap" (that costs 1 dollar). I guess I am biased, since I work there!

But I don't think you have to be a money grubbing company to be successful.
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