What about WC3 Classic owners?


#13

Umm, I don’t think it’s going to be free, but it will come “for free” with Reforged, and you can’t even buy only RoC or TFT in the future, instead you only need to get Reforged, because it will include all three games.


#14

I just stated it will be free cause i see how it went with SC1 and how it logically should be. Ofc i might be wrong but i see your point less likely to be true ( again i might be wrong, but it wouldn’t make any logic sense that way).


#15

It was explained in some of the interviews (can’t really remember which one, because I’ve pretty much watched every one you can find on Youtube), that they are merging all the three games into one: i.e. Reforged. In the future you can’t buy RoC or TFT, you can only buy Reforged. And RF will include the classic version as well. This is, for instance, the reason why they pulled RoC and TFT off the Blizzard Shop, because you should get them with the (pre-)purchase of Reforged.

Though, now that you argued back, you made me question, if I understood it all correctly. It’s been a while after all. But I’m still pretty sure this is how it’s going to be.


#16

companies given token of appreciations in 2019. HAHAHA. what an old timer.


#17

Dark , THE ONES WHO HAD PURCHASED THE CLASSIC VERSION LONG YEARS AGO, AND HAVE DIFFERENT CURRENCY , TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, OTHER UNDERVALUED CURRENCY NO DOLLARS, 30USD$ IS TOO MUCH FOR US, I am not saying FREE I am saying for the ones who have already purchased the game, a mid discount would be really helpful


#19

Why? This is a new game with backward compatibility, not an expansion where the original game is part of the price. To demand that Blizzard offers a discount just because you are poor is ridiculous. The game is already cheaper than other games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and no, you will not get a discount on CoD:BO4 if you owned WW2.


#20

You know, if they are so poor, why don’t they wait till it’s on sale? Like on a black friday deal. I luckily have enough in my blizzard balance. Sadly I need to wait to see what the system requirements are because i’m not sure it will run on my machine.


#21

I am not saying I am poor , you are being kind of cold, tell me this… Why should WE , the ones who already paid a good amount of money for the original classic w3, now get to pay the same amount as the ones who, at the moment, have not yet bought the game. It is unfair & as I wrote before, the difference between currency , in some countries, is too high.


#22

Besides, I think that the games you used to make the comparisson , is like If we were talking about apples & bananas.


#23

Because we had years of fun playing the game we bought back then. Do you even realize, that Blizzard kept the Bnet servers alive for all that time? Servers aren’t free, you know? That’s why other publisher will just shut them down when the game is no longer profitable.
Tell me, why did you buy the game back then? Did you get less than expected from it?


#24

I got the game because I have been following it since the beginning of Warcraft, I consider myself Just, that is why I think that the ones who already bought classic version, should at least get a min discount. I am not saying it should be free, but It should not be the same cost for everyone


#25

being given old games for free sort of implies that old games have run their course as well as their value. In other words, old W3 and TFT have almost zero value so why not give it for free, as well as if you have that worthless old pos and want new one, youll have to buy it like new.


#26

Those “free games” you are talking about , for many, I include myself, were not cheap at the time we bought it. So I strictly disagree with “want new one, you will have to but it like new” , Maybe for you was not a big deal but for others, it was something we had to worked for.


#27

I almost never bought any game myself, so to me it was about if there was somebody having extra money who wanted to play coop or pvp in lan. 30€ for me is a lot too, but Im just looking from their corporate groody perspective. For westerners 30€ is nothing. 23 years ago a game I bougt for mega drive was worth more than 1/3 monthly parent salary. So I understand that games are not cheap. But some people dont understand others so whatever.


#28

Reforged is counting on WC3 veterans money. They arent going to bring in a huge WoW crowd, even though they are trying to appeal to them. This game is made for our money. They give us discounts they may as well lose money.

Warcraft IP is not at its height of popularity, it is shrinking. RTS is not height of popularity or even in resurgence, it is on life support across the entire genre. This game is made because classics are guaranteed sales and not a financial risk like a new IP could be (cough Immortal).

Reforged is like adding a new store mount in WoW but with a higher development cost. If they discount War3 players they may as well lower the price across the board.

If we want discounts, I suggest waiting for 2020 black friday. SCR is on sale right now and it came out last year.


#29

What Laberlu said. You shouldn’t get a discount because you bought it 16 years ago. You should be thankful that it only costs 30 bucks and not sixty.


#30

it is more about the market value. You bought something 20 years ago. Ok, nice. But products grow old and they lose their value. From a moral standpoint, it is hardly justifiable, it is more like : Here, I throw you some bone because full-price games arent 30€. And there are worse examples that force you to pay a train of DLCs with very little content too, like pdx, or infamous ea. There is also an option to not buy, you still have free will to decide if the game, its remake/remaster is worth your blood and sweat.


#31

like an alienware from 2000 (not sure if they existed yet) with pentium III did cost like 3k $ nowadays its worth nothing.


#32

I gave away my 8 years old computer for free, I got 3 bottles of honey as thank you. True story :smiley:


#33

Actually its not about CD Keys Blizzard have been selling WC3 as a digital download in the store until just before Blizzcon. I bought my copy fairly recently because I lost my CD copies in a recent move. I logged in after Blizzcon - it said there was an update for WC3 so I clicked on update. Then it said I had to pay £24.99 to pre-purchase Reforged.

I was given no warning I wouldn’t be able to access Classic and now I have to pre-purchase a game which I don’t like doing ever on principle to get access to a game I have only recently paid them for!

To call this sharp practice would be polite.