Blizzard Entertainment studio has decided to withdraw products offering 30, 90 and 180 day access to World of Warcraft. Only the 60-day version remains in the offer. We can also still use a renewable subscription or extend the game with a token.
Blizzard Entertainment has discontinued Game Time variants offering 30, 90 and 180 day access to WoW;
We can still purchase the 60-day version, pay a recurring subscription, or provide additional game time with a token;
The move may be an attempt to fight bots, but some players see in it a desire to increase profits.
Blizzard Entertainment studio has decided to remove from sale several variants of the so-called Game Time for World of Warcraft - we are talking about products offering access to the game for 30, 90 and 180 days. Players will still be able to purchase the 60-day version (its price does not change), use a monthly subscription requiring a credit card or buy game time with a token.
The developers have not presented any specific arguments for their decision - the official communication on this matter is quite laconic. It is possible that the step is motivated by a desire to fight against bots, whose accounts have so far often been maintained precisely thanks to cheap, 30-day subscription cards.
We have recently conducted a review of available services in all currencies. Based on this, we decided to change the available Game Time options in the Blizzard Shop. Today the Game Time options for 30, 90 and 180 days have been removed and a variant offering 60 days is available," the post reads.
However, some players suspect that Activision Blizzard's move may be an attempt to increase revenue. It's true that activating a recurring subscription is a cheaper option - at least when you pay six months in advance - but some players forget to turn it off even if they're not interested in playing anymore. Buying a subscription with a credit card will now also be the only way to return to Azeroth for a month (a lot of players do this when a new expansion comes out) and these people may also forget to deactivate the service or be tempted to choose the multi-month option which will be more financially beneficial for them.