Jump to content
FORUMS
Sign in to follow this  
Stan

Did Blizzard Remove the 30-Day Game Time Option to Fight Botting?

Recommended Posts

57430-changes-to-purchasable-game-time.j

A while ago, Blizzard got rid of the 30-day Game Time option, but what's the true rationale behind the change?

Blizzard recently removed the 30 and 120 Game Time options, leaving us with just the 60-day Game Time option. While the change does not affect subscriptions, many started wondering why it was necessary in the first place.

Reddit user LullabyGaming came forward with a smart theory and thinks Blizzard removed it to fight botting in the game. The new system forces bots to buy 60 days of Game Time instead of 30, meaning they have to pay for 2 months instead of just 1.

Once the botter gets banned, they will have paid twice as much for the subscription, which renders them less effective at generating gold.

If the change will result in less botting in the game remains to be seen.

Card

While this theory is plausible, it doesn't explain why Blizzard also removed the 90 and 120-day Game Time options. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if blizzard were trying to fight bots, they wouldn't be putting a boost into classic that stream lines bots right to level 58 allowing them to bypass the entire leveling process and destroy the economy quicker and more efficiently 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Grumar said:

if blizzard were trying to fight bots, they wouldn't be putting a boost into classic that stream lines bots right to level 58 allowing them to bypass the entire leveling process and destroy the economy quicker and more efficiently 

But the boost has to be paid for, so it is just more money out of their pockets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

as someone in that reddit post allrdy mentioned you can buy virtual credit cards (pay sub with it and cancle it) like you can buy a code for battle.net currency so not really a difference thought

Edited by ResoWho

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope. Most likely because its a end of quarter and they wanna to sell more to show off 'oh hey,look at how much we sold this quarter!'

Would not be surprised if they revert after their quarter release get on.

 

(OFF)

Also, please, start making some ff14 guides!!!!

They are really hard to find in the quality as icy-veins!

Edited by Elfomal
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First note - most of use are not using our own cards to buy gametime from Blizzard. There are quite cheap services to get a virtual one-time debit card which can be used to buy subs (my bank even allows me to create unlimited amount of these cards).

Second note - some of us got really huge list of gametime coupons which were purchased before this happened. They are simple CD-keys which are being added to b.net accounts as before. These codes werent removed from the database and still can be used. And guess what... we've been buying them via in-game functionality. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, SherylB said:

But the boost has to be paid for, so it is just more money out of their pockets.

They would make more than enough money that eating the cost will be a drop in a bucket

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Activision really wanted to fight botting they would've implemented better security measures. This right there is just to push people to subscription. And unlike buying game time many tend to forget to unsub and just let their money flow right into company's bank account.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/7/2021 at 9:37 PM, Elfomal said:

(OFF)

Also, please, start making some ff14 guides!!!!

They are really hard to find in the quality as icy-veins!

But then where would they keep their inactive Borderlands and Overwatch 2 icons in their banner?

  • Haha 1
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Starym
      One of the more popular recent meme formats has arrived in Azeroth and comes from a very appropriately named animated show, Invincible. There are spoilers for the finale of the show ahead, so if you were thinking of watching it, maybe skip this one!
      The meme itself is based around a confrontation at the end of the show, where one character explains something "obvious" to the other in a very... let's say specific way. If you're not familiar with it you should check out the Know Your Meme post about it first, but meanwhile here are some really great Wow-themed entries!
      We start of with a classic, which is also still very relevant to the story today, as Arthas has a little chat with Uther:

      Source: Zestyclose-Tune-9174.
      Then it's on to the other big story thread of WoW, as Velen explains things to Kil'jaeden:

      Source: shirsalino.
      Then there's a very meta-one, using the original template, and since you could still enjoy the show from the above and below memes, this particular one is taken directly from it and is a major spoiler, so I'll just spoiler tag it:
      And then a couple of textless ones, with the message being generally pretty clear:
      But this isn't even all of it, as the meme (or the show in general) even produced a "cursed" transmog (and you can check out the pieces over in the r/transmogrification thread)!

      Source: TheLoneWolf1407.
      And finally, here's a general rundown of the many, many places the meme has been used (also spoilered since it has an actual clip of the scene from the finale of the show):
    • By Stan
      South Park's iconic "Sword of a Thousand Truths" is getting an HD model in Chains of Domination!
      The Hungering Cold's appearance was used in South Park's iconic "Make Love Not Warcraft" episode, where Randy handed it to his son Stan  to kill that which has no life.

      Image credit goes to Wowpedia / Comedy Central.
      In Patch 9.1, Blizzard added a new cosmetic sword called The Devouring Cold that is basically an HD version of The Hungering Cold, and here is how it looks in-game.

    • By Stan
      The Holy Priest's Symbol of Hope was buffed. Duty-Bound Gavel has changed and new Priest Legendary Powers have been datamined this week on the 9.1 PTR.
      Priest
      Holy
      Symbol of Hope - Bolster the morale of raid members within 40 yds. They each recover 60 sec of cooldown of a major defensive ability and regain 12% 18% of their missing mana, over 5 sec. PvP Talents
      Inner Light and Darkness - Activate to swap from one effect to the other, incurring a 12 sec cooldown. Inner Light: Healing spells cost 15% less mana. Inner Darkness: Spell damage and Atonement healing increased by 10%. New Datamined Legendary Powers
      Bwonsamdi's Pact - Each time you take damage from Shadow Word: Death while your Fae Guardians are active your Faeries effectiveness is increased by 25%. Pallid Command - Casting Unholy Nova summons a Maldraxxi Champion to aid you for X seconds. Each time an ally is healed by Unholy Transfusion your Maldraxxi Champion's healing and damage done is increased by 1%, up to a maximum of X%. Shadow Word: Manipulation - Mindgames gains 1 addtional charge and its cast time is increased by 50%. Spheres' Harmony - Boon of the Ascended's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds, up to 60 sec, for each stack of Boon of the Ascended consumed by Ascended Eruption.
    • By Starym
      Some very sad news today, as one of the oldest top raiding guilds will be effectively leaving the Race to World First come 9.1!
      Russian No.1 raid team Exorsus has announced that they will be drastically reducing their raiding time in Sanctum of Domination and beyond, going down to 2 raid days and evenings only. This comes after a long and storied history which includes two endboss World Firsts, with Legion's Xavius and Gul'dan, as well as two World second and four World 3rd race finishes starting way back in Mists of Pandaria, with their actual hardcore raiding stretching back even further to Ulduar. They most recently finished in a still very impressive 8th spot in Castle Nathria, but it seems WoW isn't quite offering much to them these days aside from the race itself, so a change was made. Here's their biggest accomplishment in terms of boss kills, the World 1st Gul'dan:
      The guild's GM Alveona explained it all in detail in this TwitLonger:
      You can also check out a more detailed overview of the guild's history over on Raider.IO, but here are some of their more prominent raid triumphs:
      World First: Xavius (Emerald Nightmare), Gul'dan (Nighthold)
      World 2nd:  Kil'jaeden (Tomb of Sargeras), Argus (Antorus, the Burning Throne)
      World 3rd: Lei Shen and Ra-den (Throne of Thunder), Garrosh Hellscream (Siege of Orgrimmar), Archimonde (Hellfire Citadel), G'huun (Uldir)
      Top 10 in 8 more raids, including Castle Nathria.

      Hopefully this isn't the last we see of Exorsus in the RWF, as there have been guilds that returned after a move like this (most notably Paragon), and we might still see them in the top 20/50 even with their reduced raid times. But even if we don't see them at the top again it's been a great journey for the No.1 Russian guild, who have provided us with many awesome videos and boss kills!
    • By Stan
      Control of Lava has been redesigned and we've datamined two new Shaman Legendary Powers in Patch 9.1 Build 38627.
      Shaman
      PvP Talents
      Control of Lava has been redesigned - Flame Shock damage increased by 30%. Your Flame Shock damage over time has a 10% chance to reset the remaining cooldown on Lava Burst, and increase its damage by 15%, stacking up to 3 times. Flame Shock's damage occurs 15% more often. If Flame Shock is dispelled, a volcanic eruption wells up beneath the dispeller, exploding for [ 300% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and knocking them into the air. Seasoned Winds - Interrupting a spell with Wind Shear decreases your damage taken from that spell school by 20% 15% for 12 sec. Legendary Powers
      Elemental Conduit - Each friendly target healed by Chain Harvest automatically has Riptide applied to them. Each enemy target damaged by Chain Harvest automatically has Flame Shock applied to them. Seeds of Rampant Growth - Each pulse of Fae Transfusion's damage effect reduces the cooldown of Feral Spirit by 7.0 sec.
×
×
  • Create New...