It doesn’t make one damn bit of sense not being able to use our Battle.net balance on a subscription. I’ll give you the reasons why using myself as an example.
I’m going through bankruptcy as a result of an injury and having to take the state to court to get disability. I don’t have any credit cards and my bank account has a balance of 0. It’ll likely stay that way for a while. Someone was kind enough to give me gift cards for Battle.net with the intent to pay for the 1 year sub. Yet I can’t use it for that. I have to purchase ‘Game Time’ instead, which doesn’t include the discount or the bonus content. There isn’t any difference between using the Battle.net balance and buying the sub with a card.
Recurring payments, you say?
Nothing stops the customer from canceling their sub before it renews and they still keep the bonus content. It is an arbitrary stipulation. I highly recommend changing the system so that we can purchase subs with our Battle.net balance.