Anyone else frustrated by this? When I saw it was asking me to do things in game to build buildings I had thought they had listened to the outrage and removed gold costs. But those were just requirements you had to complete to be allowed to pay. That pissed me off extra.
As some have pointed out before it is not cool to have gold costs in a mode that does not provide gold itself. It punishes people who want to play all three modes, isn't that the opposite of what Blizzard should incentivize?
Finally and most importantly I feel this is just a test to see just how pissed off we are at this. If people only grumble a little and pay then Blizz can take that as a sign that they can put more gold costs in the future. Here you can play these fun new Outland encounters and level to 35 but only if you pay 700g. Don't want to, well you can't complain the matchmaker will put you against other lvl 30 players now shut up. That is why it is critical we are vocally against gold payments at least without additional gold to cover the costs.
And even if this is the only gold cost we ever have to pay it is just kind of pathetic isn't it? Extorting players for what should be basic features and it being a relatively small sum of gold just makes them come off as petty. There is no winning here for Blizzard, except to cut the gold costs. Because of that I won't pay for Heroic Bounties, maybe they make them free in a few weeks.
What do you guys think?