I was reading through some posts on the forums and got to the no flying post in which I love reading the debates. It really is a circular argument that has been going on for a while, not much new has been added to it in ages, you either want flying back or you don't, simple as that. So no one really said anything specific that made me think of this idea but none the less something popped into my mind that I think would be interesting to see what people would think about.
Lets say, for example, if blizzard offered different levels of their monthly subscription service and one of them included flying as a perk. Would you be willing to pay for flying?
What we pay now would be called the silver package. For our $15 a month we would get access to everything we currently have.
Now lets makes one package higher for $20 a month and one lower for $10 a month. Not going to add a lot or remove a lot, just going to keep it super simple.
Gold: $20 a month
All current access we have in game.
Silver: $15 a month
Game as it currently is.
Bronze: $10 a month
No access to "top" end game experiences. (mythic and arena)
Full access to all else.
Now I am sure there could be more differences between the different levels of subscription and I can see a hell of a lot of the player base, most likely well over 80%, that would be happy with the lower $10 per month package as most players never step into mythic or arena. But how many of us would be baited by the flying in draenor to pay $20 a month.
I know I would be willing to pay an extra $5 a month for the ability to fly. Maybe not just that but with some other small bonuses too, like being able to get the "first dungeon" bonus twice per day or other little things like that.
So I have three questions for you, the reader.
1) As listed, would you upgrade, downgrade, or stay the same?
2) What would you need as a perk to get you to pay $5 a month more?
3) How much would you sacrifice to save $5 a month?