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Activision happened, I forget. Also $50 is the cheapest version here then you add in hero purchases.

no, $39.99, which includes a skin and 21 characters.

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/buy/
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Damn I take it back, the only thing worse than f2p is b2p with f2p littered through it.

You mean like every recent AAA title? For better or worst, DLCs are here to stay... I am going to continue to vote with my $$$ and only purchase products that are complete or GOTY editions at discounted prices...
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You mean like every recent AAA title? For better or worst, DLCs are here to stay... I am going to continue to vote with my $$$ and only purchase products that are complete or GOTY editions at discounted prices...

^^ i prefer this approach over the torches and pitchforks
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I had thought that after the AMA that they were saying they were going to stick to 21 characters for a while and try to balance around that....

 

I'm fine either way... people gotta eat.

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no, $39.99, which includes a skin and 21 characters.

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/buy/

Nope in the UK works out to either $50 or $70, just like when they put our prices up during a 14 month wow content drought here in the UK(end of pandaria).
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You mean like every recent AAA title? For better or worst, DLCs are here to stay... I am going to continue to vote with my $$$ and only purchase products that are complete or GOTY editions at discounted prices...

This is true and false, there is a big difference between comsetics and full heroes.
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Here is what Blizzard says about not being F2P

"We really made the decision on the business model based on what we thought was right for the gameplay," Kaplan told Polygon in an interview at BlizzCon. "If you've played a lot of Overwatch, you know that hero-switching [mid-match] is a core part of it — it's a really fun dynamic part. The difference maker between ... Overwatch and other games is the fluidity in the team compositions and matching what the other team's doing.

"A lot of the free-to-play models that we were exploring involved people not having access to enough heroes to make those team compositions actually viable. We really didn't want to change the core gameplay and limit it in some way just to make the game free-to-play."

Full article at Polygon
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Damn I take it back, the only thing worse than f2p is b2p with f2p littered through it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRlQ9orX964

It looks like it's going to be a full priced game but with hero sales like hoTs, so basically they gonna have their cake and eat it.

Just realised the game is £45 to pre order, my god. That is close to $70, so £10-£15 higher than other aaa priced games with the possibility that they are going to do hero sales aswel. What the hell happened to you blizzard, you used to be my favourite dev.

They are not going to do a hero sale.They said on the Blizzcon stage during the opening ceremony that if you buy you get all the hero's since hero swiching is a core component. This is one once again looking for stuff that is simply not there. That person just just trying to find stuff by trying to think what they NOT said rather than what was said.
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They are not going to do a hero sale.They said on the Blizzcon stage during the opening ceremony that if you buy you get all the hero's since hero swiching is a core component. This is one once again looking for stuff that is simply not there. That person just just trying to find stuff by trying to think what they NOT said rather than what was said.

I hope so as I would buy it then, but there recent track record does not give me hope. I have been a long time blizzard fan and defended them through alot but lately it's just been bad. 14 month wow content droughts, price hikes then another 8 month content drought now. Diablo got a tiny booth in the corner with barely a scrap of information, it's seems like they are abandoning the games that made them big in favour of their three new cash cows(cant say I blame them, w/e brings in the money) and just thobbing us off with diablo. Then there is wow, "oh well the 5 million morons that stick around when there is no content will just keep playing no matter how bad our xpac is or how many droughts we have, so w/e".

Then there is buying candy crush................................................................
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I'm gonna keep playing Dirty Bomb, free 2 play.
 
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Ugh. The only thing I hate worse than F2P is P2P with a guarantee of F2P and microtransactions coming later.

You're forgetting P2W with micro. smile.gif
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