Content of the article: "SECOND 432859 of protesting for a fairer monetization model"
I am going to try and carry the torch for the anon before me, if it does not get upvoted or it gets removed I will stop making posts.
The response he got was very profound and for consecutive seconds, if people still believe in the message I will try do my best to keep it alive.
Come one come all to the long-anticipated SECOND 432859 of our protest for a fairer monetization model! This is no longer my protest as I'm merely a messenger. This is YOUR protest, all +2000 of you who decided to upvote my previous post promoting a price-reduction and content-increase of pre-order bundles based on comparisons to AAA games in the past. Sadly, it would be fairer to say "in the past" because nowadays there are unacceptable business practices in AAA games like Assasin's Creed Valhalla and Genshin Impact. But rather than losing steam, that only means we're doing something which will create changes BEYOND Hearthstone.
If Blizzard, the top dog of digital card games, replies to our protests for a fairer price, this will be a message to the gaming industry, spoken about by YouTubers and Twitch streamers and news outlets. If Blizzard is forced to basically cut prices 6-fold after the community getting pissed at only pulling 10-20% of the legendaries in a set after spending $80, that's a message to other developers that we won't remain complacent to these practices. So let's get a PR response!
The original protest
Is Hearthstone really a AAA game? Does it have next-gen graphics, a engaging story, a constant slew of new content without updates, and a development time of years? No, it's a grindy game whose expansions cost the price of multiple AAA games every four months. That's absurd. It only gets away with it because it almost has a monopoly.
I'd like to propose that there should be one and only boycot demand which is that a person should be able to aquire every card in a set by paying the price of less than a AAA game. This is without any play, straight-up just pack-opening from a special pre-order purchase. The endgame and rare-pulls grind would be for goldens, which have so far been exclusively for very rich people as virtually everybody dusts goldens.
I don't believe the old progression needed changes since free-to-play players shouldn't be asking for more than a glorified demo anyways.
Hearthstone comparatively to other games in what it offers versus its pricing is, bluntly-put, a bad joke.
How can you help?
Please upvote this to get it to the top of hot. How would Blizzard look if the top post on their subreddit is their community demanding an end to milking their players? Such bad press won't end on Reddit because it'll begin a chain of conversations with Youtubers and magazines, like our protests about the Tavern Pass did.
Your comments and posts expressing your discontent with the predatory business practices in Hearthstone over the years are also greatly helpful. They drown out the toxic comments from people who seemingly like to spend $80 to not even be able to play one meta deck unless they scrimp and budget.
So, let's rise in revolt, comrades of the working class! I encourage any and all of you to make your own second protest post too, until we get an answer.
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- A Small Guide to Reaching Legend with Soul Demon Hunter
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