I remember a World of Warcraft example. Blizzard were involved with motorbike T.V. show and did an in-game event which ultimately led to both Alliance and Horde getting a motorcycle mount event.
The Alliance one didn’t seem to have much involvement from the TV show folks, however the horde one did from what I read. So when the TV show folks backed out and had a falling out. It forever put the horde bike into a permanent limbo. You can still buy the alliance motor bike, but the Horde one is never coming back because of how the tv show folks own rights to it.
I remember that! I buy the blizzcon pass when it has Overwatch skins in it. Usually they’re locked to the pass, but that was an exception, one which took me by surprise because the assumption is what is in the pass… stays in the pass.
They got a lot of flack over that one and likely won’t repeat the mistake of making blizzcon skins be freebies to everyone else later. It also feeds into why they won’t want to re-run Pink Mercy.
its not really hidden that well, its not like i believe that they really want to donate to charity, or else they would do it without the skin. you dont really need a “chance” to donate to charity, you can do it RIGHT now.
I think the gymnastics was already done - even in this thread:
Because people start to invent “context” to try to contain the inconvenient truth and make it so that there’s still some possibility “if we assume this, this and that”.
It’s the same hysteria as when a girl/a man says you “no” and then you think “oh, but if I’m in the last man/girl on Earth scenario - they would go back to me and we’ll create a family”.
There’s no logic to win against this kind of stuff, no amount of arguments will be enough and the very attempt of reasoning in such a debate dooms you to fail. The only way to win such a game is not to play it.
Andy made that statement in reference to someone asking whether pink mercy cosmetics would return for the anniversary remix event. Because some people assumed that it would return given that other limited skins were stated to return during the event.
Andy simply clarified that no, there were no plans for pink mercy to return for the event.
He didn’t say the words ‘for the event’ but that was implied due to the above and the fact that the thread was about the anniversary remix event.
Well, account trading is illegal according to the EULA, so it’s a risky business. One could buy it only to discover a ban after a while - or worse, the claim of account being stolen. I wouldn’t recommend engaging in these schemes.