I hesitate to shout “troll!” at an actual article on a semi-actual gaming site, but I think I have to in this case. Here’s the article, from GotGame.com. It’s a short editorial that argues that Blizzard will begin charging a (monthly?) fee to play games on Battle.net, especially once SC2 and D3 are out.
The main points, such as they are, is that everything costs more money these days, that WoW has a monthly fee, that the newly-modernized user accounts on Battle.net will make it easy to charge users for access, and that Blizzard is so popular they could get away with it. It’s not necessarily trolling to speculate about this sort of thing, but the author needs to provide some actual evidence, or at least a convincing theory behind their argument. This article does neither. A quote: