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Blizzard have hinted at the success of the World of Warcraft Annual Pass deal that they launched at Blizzcon last year. In last night’s Activision Blizzard earnings call, transcribed by Seeking Alpha, Blizzard CEO Mark Morhaime revealed that “to date, we have signed up more than 1 million players in the West.”

The deal offers subscribers a free copy of Diablo 3 along with 12 months of WoW game time, which could be paid for monthly. At £8.99 a month, the Annual Pass essentially costs £107.88 per player, which means the scheme has made at least £107,880,000.

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I was a sucker for the horse frown.gif

I hardly play the game but it's still fun to log on once in a while and just mess around.
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Would that be cheaper than just buy Diablo 3?
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My god.. I always wonder where all that money goes.. kookoo.gif
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Would that be cheaper than just buy Diablo 3?

Not if you're already planning to keep WoW sub for a year and are paying monthly. The annual pass is the same cost, it's just merely a commitment to pay for a year in standard $15 monthly fee. If you paid for lump amount in 1 year block then Diablo 3 may be a bit cheaper separate but you won't get a flashy mount in the game.
    
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Would that be cheaper than just buy Diablo 3?

100% beta invite and some other "cookies".
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Yeah I must admit, I got it with my partner. But it does make me wonder, as WASDOtaku mentions. How many still play WoW ?

I certainly don't and neither does my parnter. The amount of forum threads that want to get out of paying and all Bliz's GM's say is "We can't stop it, you have to pay for the year!" TBH I just stopped my bank transfer and they've not said anything. Just took the extras away from me.

Just look at ebay and see all the WOW accounts with annual pass attached rolleyes.gif
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I still raid in WoW (even tho I play SW:TOR more often), and planning to play Diablo 3 & MoP beta. Never planned on quitting WoW, so free Diablo 3 and other goodies were a real deal smile.gif
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I'm one of the people that bought the annual pass. It's a pretty good deal if you already planned on playing WoW for a few months or more. Not only does it come out cheaper after a year, but you also get D3 ( $60 ), a guaranteed beta invite, and a cool mount. So basically you got a year of WoW for around $90.

Not bad if you ask me.
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Anyone know if the deal is still on? I think i will renew my sub if this is still on.
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