The new price for recurring subscriptions will be £9.99 for one month, £28.17 for three months (£9.39 per month), and £52.14 for six months (£8.69 per month). The suggested retail price of the 60-day prepaid time card will be £20.99.
As a thank you for current World of Warcraft subscribers, we guarantee that players with recurring (auto-renewing) subscriptions at the time of the price change will retain their current price for two years, as long as they remain in the same recurring subscription without interruption. This applies to anyone who is already in, or signs up for, a recurring subscription prior to the price change, which is scheduled to take place at the Warlords of Draenor release. We will reach out to relevant players approximately two months prior to the price change with a reminder.
Edit: The wording when referring to the subscription time periods in this post has been updated for consistency, i.e. 30 days is now 1 month.
Keeping my recurring 180 day sub going at the cheaper price then :P
Nice timing on this though, get people hyped about the expansion release and then drop this on people :P
Someone poured crazy all over their frosties this morning...
PS. Love the attempted positive spin you've tried to put on it ("but you can still pay what you pay now as long as you don't rage quit on us if/when the expansion sucks"), and I also love how you waited until we've all pre-purchased the expansion before telling us that the sub was going up. Pretty shoddy treatment if you ask me (which I admit, probably no-one is).
PPS. If anyone is wondering, I probably won't be rage quitting since I am still hopelessly addicted to this game. Just don't expect me to be happy that an extra pound per month is going to fall out of my wallet as a result.
P.S can I add I do actually think it is a little bit of a kick in the teeth that you want people to stay subbed when they have nothing to do in the game........ and its not just recently there has been nothing to do for a while.
And you sit there with a straight face after telling us at blizzcon that we would not have a content draught again to then have the longest content draught in wows history and all the while people who believed you locked into re-ocurring 6 months subs and now want us to do it constantly for 2 years.
WoW today is £3 cheaper than 10 years ago, can't argue with that.
No one likes a price hike, but it has been 10 years without one :D
£8.99 in 2004 is the equivalent of £12.40 today. Sounds like we're behind the curve for payments to me.
What you say makes sense, but if it's an inflation issue, why is the price only getting hiked in the UK?