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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from hillandder >>
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from hillandder >>

    This logic works in almost every situation, the only exception is a global disease.

    The well being of other people is our well being, in this particular case "us" is the all human race, because the survivors will need to work with everything they have to recover an economic crisis will make 1929 a child's play.

    But... but... I just wanna watch the world burn. XD

     Well, if this is the case just grab popcorn and turn on the TV...

    Haha. XD

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from hillandder >>

    This logic works in almost every situation, the only exception is a global disease.

    The well being of other people is our well being, in this particular case "us" is the all human race, because the survivors will need to work with everything they have to recover an economic crisis will make 1929 a child's play.

    But... but... I just wanna watch the world burn. XD

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from zynessa >>
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from Tear >>
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    If it wasn't obvious, Microsoft don't put games on sale out of the kindness of their hearts. It's a long term investment in gullible people like yourself. 

    I guess it wasn't obvious to him. XD

     

    Quote from zynessa >>

    Saying they give it for free is a misunderstanding of what is going on really. It's more like Microsoft is investing money in marketing and are trying to buy good will and positive word of mouth / news reports. They totally get something out of it. Not saying they're bad for doing it, nor that they are dishonest about it, but it's kinda wrong to think of it as charity. I do think it's a brilliant way to go about marketing and good will in fact, since it's something that everybody benefits from and is therefore a virtuous circle. But don't think that it A) doesn't cost them anything, because it absolutely does, and B) they don't get anything out of it in return. 

     I don't think you guys understand the basic universal rule of online games.

    Events.

    Why does every online game out there puts out special events on holidays?

    It's because more people are on vacation, staying indoors and looking for games to play.

    People would rather try out new games when they have special events going on.

    So what Blizzard is getting here is:

    A. Positive word of mouth that @zynessa talked about.

    B. Satisfaction and relief of their current player-base who are putting more hours into their games then usually.

    C. Extra attraction to new players and possible future customers who are looking for new games to play.

    And you don't understand the simple fact that Blizzard is already a huge and well-known video game company. They don't need any of that, neither does Microsoft.

     It's funny how sarcastic you are while also unintentionally highlighting our point. Yes, Microsoft and Blizzard are huge companies. That is precisely the point. Because of their size, goodwill and positive press becomes all the more important. Now, the suggestion that Blizz should give free packs is a stupid idea made purely out of greed from OP's part, but Microsoft's approach is incredibly beneficial to them. What you seem to fail to understand is that when your company is as large as above-mentioned, any negative PR hits their profit margins more dramatically than for smaller companies. The potential earnings while a company their size has PR and positive word of mouth and newscycles on their side is astronomically higher than when they have negative sentiment against them and scandals in media as well as among fans. 

    If you were actually correct, marketing wouldn't exist. In contrary to your position, reality shows that the larger the company, the more they spend on marketing and advertisement. Reality seems to suggest that marketing, you know, WORKS and gets returns both in the long-term and short-term. If marketing didn't work, Blizzard's stock wouldn't have plummeted last year when they were hit by scandal after scandal. Truth is, their stock did take a massive hit. What that meant was that the estimations of Blizzard's ability to grow was seen as severely hindered. By the negative PR. 

    Ok, dude, do you know what? Here is the truth for you: of course marketing exists, of course marketing is good (if used well), of course marketing campaigns are very important for companies like these, but the kind of marketing Microsoft is doing is pure crap. Most people perfectly understand their true intentions, that they aren't doing it because of goodwill or something like that, not everyone is retarded. This kind of shit can backfire Microsoft more than helping them, and that's a fact. Bad marketing campaigns also exist, did you know that?

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from DietThunder >>

    There’s always some clown on here posting about what free thing they should get next from this game.

    Yeah... -.-

    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from hillandder>>

    The only way Blizzard and any other company can help in this catastrofic event is donation in money for hospitals and people in need.

    Anything else is pure bullshit.

    In a time like this the last thing I concerned about it is free packs in a digital game.

    Well said! :)

    Well, to be honest, hillandder, I agree with you just because in that way companies can help to stop this global pandemic at least a bit, increasing the chances that it will never affect any of my beloved ones. Because the truth is I only care about them...

    Yeah... I love that quote! ;)

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from hillandder>>

    The only way Blizzard and any other company can help in this catastrofic event is donation in money for hospitals and people in need.

    Anything else is pure bullshit.

    In a time like this the last thing I concerned about it is free packs in a digital game.

    Well said! :)

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from Tandem21 >>
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    I think you should allow Blizzard to be however charitable they wish. They are already releasing free content for the next 2 weeks. "Charity" from companies mean literally nothing if it's in response to people like you begging for it by shamelessly comparing them to other companies. It sounds like a bribe. 

    How would you feel if somebody suggested a "reasonable" amount for you to donate and who to donate it to?  

     Right. Like HS hasn't made billions from their overpriced packs. Give me a break.

    So what? It was legal, dude, or did they ever force you to buy packs by putting a gun to your forehead? No, they didn't do it to you or anyone, but to be honest, I'm glad Blizzard is not giving away free stuff for free this time. Yeah, I won't receive any free pack and expand my card collection or increase the dust I already have, but none of you (my dear hearthpwners) won't either, and that's enough for me.

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    posted a message on No longer Ramkahen's Roar
    Quote from mortoz >>

     

    Quote from Majora >>

    When did I say it bothered me? I'm just pointing out that it got changed out of nowhere.

     I wasn't  evern talking about you but the guy who said Chinese overlords, that's sounded like a complain

    Jesus, I wasn't complaining, I was just making fun of them. Didn't you bother to read the rest of the post or do you have some reading comprehension problems? I clearly stated I don't care at all about this hunter quest or the hero power's name, dude.

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.

    Are you gonna tell me you're going to buy more Microsoft products in the future because of this? I'm pretty sure you won't. Everyone will forget about what they did, as always happen with things like this. This was just a dumb move from their part, that's all.

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from Tear >>
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    If it wasn't obvious, Microsoft don't put games on sale out of the kindness of their hearts. It's a long term investment in gullible people like yourself. 

    I guess it wasn't obvious to him. XD

     

    Quote from zynessa >>

    Saying they give it for free is a misunderstanding of what is going on really. It's more like Microsoft is investing money in marketing and are trying to buy good will and positive word of mouth / news reports. They totally get something out of it. Not saying they're bad for doing it, nor that they are dishonest about it, but it's kinda wrong to think of it as charity. I do think it's a brilliant way to go about marketing and good will in fact, since it's something that everybody benefits from and is therefore a virtuous circle. But don't think that it A) doesn't cost them anything, because it absolutely does, and B) they don't get anything out of it in return. 

     I don't think you guys understand the basic universal rule of online games.

    Events.

    Why does every online game out there puts out special events on holidays?

    It's because more people are on vacation, staying indoors and looking for games to play.

    People would rather try out new games when they have special events going on.

    So what Blizzard is getting here is:

    A. Positive word of mouth that @zynessa talked about.

    B. Satisfaction and relief of their current player-base who are putting more hours into their games then usually.

    C. Extra attraction to new players and possible future customers who are looking for new games to play.

    And you don't understand the simple fact that Blizzard is already a huge and well-known video game company. They don't need any of that, neither does Microsoft.

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.

    This is very funny, because you people will continue playing Blizzard games regardless of what they do or not during this quarantine, and I'm pretty sure they are already fully aware of that. ;)

    Also, why a video game company should care about the people not affected by the virus? Seriously, that is hilarious... XD

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from Tear >>

    Because of the corona virus outbreak Microsoft decided to give out some of their games and apps for free.

    I think Blizzard should follow their footsteps and give out some free packs as a "corona virus quarantine relief / blizzard against corona virus" event / campaign.

    So many people are staying at home and looking for new games to play so why not attract them with free stuff?

    Like 10~20 packs should be reasonable.

    What do you guys think?

    "Blizzard against Corona Virus"? 10-20 packs for free? You have to be kidding, dude.

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    posted a message on Blizzard should adopt Microsoft's kindness.
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    If it wasn't obvious, Microsoft don't put games on sale out of the kindness of their hearts. It's a long term investment in gullible people like yourself. 

    I guess it wasn't obvious to him. XD

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    posted a message on Good bye, my Queen.

    Interesting how OP didn't decide to spend some seconds of his life to check Tess Greymane lore before starting this weird thread and after playing with this card for years to the point of being obsessed with it. :P

    Tess Greymane is a princess, not a queen. She is Genn Greymane's daughter, not his wife.

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    posted a message on Official Music Thread!

    I can wait no longer! :(

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    posted a message on Banning trolls.
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    So apply to be a mod. I'm sure they'll have you, especially after reading your manifesto.

    Damn, dude, I wish I was a real Hearthpwn moderator (instead of a self-proclaimed one from time to time :P), I'm pretty sure it would be a lot of fun! :)

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