I think we’ve seen this before.
Back during Cataclysm Blizzard offered players a “free” copy of Diablo III if they would just commit to subscribing to World of Warcraft for a year. The old Annual Pass gambit. It seemed like a ploy back then to keep subscriber and revenue numbers up during the second year slump time of Cataclysm. Is there a Battle for Azeroth slump already that they need to run this sort of deal again?
This time around you won’t be getting a video game with a $60 shelf price and a mount. This time it is just a mount. But you only have to commit for half the time.
For a limited time… between now and October 21, 2018… if you go to the Blizzard store… in game or at the web site… you can buy in on a special offer that gives you six months of game time for $77.94.
That is the usual price for a six month subscription, the longest time increment currently offered, coming out to $12.99 a month. The bonus is the mount.
The alleged reason for this is yesterday’s Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration, but I have to wonder if there isn’t another reason that Blizzard wants to lock players in for half a year.
If you were going to stay subscribed to WoW in any case, then this is basically a free mount. If you are uncertain however, you might want to ask yourself how badly you really want this ride in Azeroth.