Blizzard lowers cost of World of Warcraft character clone service


Blizzard has lowered the price of the World of Warcraft character clone service "after careful consideration", the developer revealed today.

The World of Warcraft character was set to charge $35 for an optional cloning service, which would allow users to play the original World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade with the same character.

The $35 price was criticised by the World of Warcraft community as being too expensive, leading Blizzard to adjust the price accordingly.

This service - providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game - is new for us.

Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they'll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on.

However, over the last week or so, we've gotten a very large amount of feedback from the community, and we've decided to lower the price. A lower price will likely still accomplish our goals with the new service, while allowing many more players to explore the option of playing characters on both Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic realms.
~Kaivax, Blizzard community manager.

The developer has lowered the price of the character clone service to $15. The new price will appear in-game when the service becomes available from next week.

As always, we deeply appreciate the passion and thoughtfulness of the WoW community. We play WoW alongside you, and we can't wait to join you next week on Classic Era realms, in the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch, and as we step through the Dark Portal with you in June.

Players who log in to World of Warcraft after the patch next week, will prompt your Classic character to choose between staying in Classic Era (version 1.13) or progressing to Burning Crusade Classic (version 2.5). For those who want to play a character in both versions, the $15 character clone service will be available. The Burning Crusade will follow from 1 June.

You can check out a guide on how to make gold in WoW Classic through questing.
At least they reduced the price. In an ideal world, such a basic thing would be free though

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