I consider their statement that PvE content would be free as an undertaking that they've now gone back on. Go ahead and check your dictionary again to see if that fits before you argue based on partial definitions. I'm done trying to help you see my point when you seem more interested in having an internet argument.
PvE content was free. Promise fulfilled. They never said or implied it would be that way forever.
In fact, every time they discussed the shift to free missions (the first free adventures in KFT were called "missions"), it was made very clear that they were talking specifically about something new they were trying for the Year of the Mammoth, with no mention of how things might work in future years.
You will probably feel less betrayed in your future dealings if you learn that "forever" is never a given. It is something that must be explicitly stated.
You are adorable. The first line of argument falls apart because you choose to use a narrow definition of a word as the entire premise and get called on it. So now it's time to change gears and use words I haven't used like "betrayed" and shift to explaining the meaning of the word "forever" as though that is now the word I don't understand.
And then you follow it up by presenting a completely speculative narrative about Blizzard needing to charge for them in order to stay in business. Seems to me they stayed in business just fine while offering the last few PvE installations at no charge. But sure, now they have to choose between two options: "stop making them" or charge us, for which we should all be grateful that they didn't kill the content entirely, and rejoice in our ability to open our wallets.
This product certainly wasn't free for Blizzard to produce. If you think it was, or that the cost at their end was negligible, you are ignorant beyond measure. If you do understand what it costs them to make these adventures, I have to wonder how you expect them to stay in business if they give it all away.
Do you suppose free adventures drive more card sales? I'm sure that was the hope when they first offered free adventures. I'm also sure they have more data than you on whether or not that turned out to be true. My guess is that there was almost NO uptick in card sales due to the free adventures. In other words, Blizzard wasn't getting enough in return to justify the production costs. So it's not greedy of them to start charging; it would be stupid to keep giving away adventures for free. The only other sensible option is to stop making them.
Given the choice between paid adventures and no adventures at all, I'll take the paid ones, thanks.
Circular logic, false facts, guesses, and conjecture. But sure, go ahead and keep telling other people how they don't understand words and are ignorant. I imagine that's much easier than being honest with the face in the mirror.
You can't prove Blizzard is motivated by pure evil any more than I can prove that they would stop making adventures if they didn't charge for them. But at least my explanation is plausible. Yours is just childish. Blizzard is not a charity. If a venture isn't making money, it's going to be looked at and very likely cut. Period.
Can you give any reason why they SHOULD keep making adventures and not charge for them? It really doesn't make any sense at all. (Keep in mind, your personal happiness will not pay their employees' salaries.)
My definition of "renege" is not narrow. It is THE definition, and the entire one. It means "to go back on a promise." And that, by its very nature, implies a betrayal. You don't get to change the meanings of words just because your arguments stop making sense when they are scrutinized.
Again you put words in my mouth I've never said. I am not "vilifying" Blizzard and have never once called them evil so I have no need to prove that. Frankly, I don't have to prove anything since all I've offered is my opinion.
Again you resort to name calling. Everyone with a different opinion has that opinion over-exaggerated by you so you can then call them childish, ignorant, or some other name. I can only hope you'll find a way to be a better poster on OOC.