That’s not really how I look at it.
The way I look at WoW is that one month can be when a new patch is released and there’s a lot of new content to try. Like the month when patch 8.2 will release. That month will be a lucrative month to be subscribed. You’re getting something new and interesting for your €10 during those 30 days.
But most other months in WoW are the same old. You’re mostly re-doing content that is at the end of its replay value. The world content in Battle for Azeroth is a good example. Nazjatar and Mechagon can’t come soon enough, because we’ve been playing around in Zandalar and Kul Tiras for 8 months now. And there really isn’t much value in paying €10 today just to play around in Zandalar and Kul Tiras for yet another 30 days – as if we haven’t squeezed all the gameplay value out of those areas already.
I think Ion Hazzikostas once described the subscriber numbers as being “cyclical”. People come back when there’s a new expansion or patch, and then they leave during the moments in-between, because the subscription just isn’t worth it when the game is stale and void of content updates.
And my biggest annoyance is that the moments in-between new expansions or patches are too long. Look at the past 8 months of Battle for Azeroth and how little Blizzard have actually added to the game. A Warfront, a few Island Expedition maps, a couple questlines and World Quests, and a new raid tier. That’s not a lot.
If there’s a €10 subscription cost every month associated with WoW, then Blizzard should damn well also add €10 worth of content to the game every month. But they don’t.
Most of the content value we have gotten out of Battle for Azeroth is content that came with the base expansion itself – but we already paid €45 for that!
Blizzard haven’t give us much in return for the 8 months worth of subscription money we’ve paid since then.
So no, I don’t think I am getting value for my subscription. I got value for my expansion purchase. Those €45 worth of content were great. But every €10 subscription payment since then haven’t give me much in terms of value. I’ve paid €80 in subscription since Battle for Azeroth was released. But Blizzard sure as hell haven’t given me €80 worth of content updates since then.