MMO-Champion - Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available!
Update - You will have to wait 24H before you can see one at the Auction House, it comes with a bind on pickup lasting 24H.


Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available!
The new Guardian Cub pet is now available, and you can trade it and sell it at the auction house!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Now available in the Pet Store: the new and titanically cute Guardian Cub companion. Orphaned by its titan creators, the fledgling Guardian Cub has taken wing to look for a happy home. Adopt one today and it will stay by your side through thick and thin, following your character just about anywhere your adventures take you—even into the skies of Azeroth.

The Guardian Cub is the Pet Store's first tradable pet, meaning it can be swapped between characters in-game or given as a gift to guildmates, friends, family, or that special someone (after a cooldown period -- see below). Due to his finicky nature, each Guardian Cub will only give its allegiance to one owner, meaning it’s a one-time-use pet that permanently binds to a single character. Be sure to choose a master wisely.

The Guardian Cub is available now in the Pet Store. Check out the mini-FAQ below for more information on how this flying friend differs from other Pet Store companions.


Q: How does the Guardian Cub pet work? How is it different from other Pet Store pets?
Unlike the other Pet Store companions, the Guardian Cub is a tradable, one-time-use pet that permanently binds to a single character upon use. When you purchase the Guardian Cub from the online store, the character you designate will receive a bind-on-use item in his or her in-game mailbox, which can then be added to the character’s inventory. You can either use the item yourself to permanently add the pet to your character's collection (consuming the item in the process), or -- after an initial 24-hour cooldown period -- you can trade the item to another player so he or she can add it to one of their character's collections. Note that once the pet has been added to a character's Companions list, it can no longer be traded, so make sure you're giving the cub a happy home.

Q: Will I be able to carry more than one Guardian Cub at a time?
While a character can only have one Guardian Cub in his or her Companions list, you can have as many in your inventory as you like. Please note that Guardian Cub items do not stack, so each one will take up a bag or bank slot.

Q: How much will the Guardian Cub cost in the Pet Store?
The Guardian Cub will be priced the same as the other Pet Store pets ($10 USD). All sales of the Guardian Cub are final -- no refunds will be given once a purchase is made.

Q: Why did you decide to make the Guardian Cub tradable?
Since the introduction of the Pet Store, many players have been asking for ways to get the companions we offer there without having to spend real-world cash. By making the Guardian Cub tradable (much like the BoE mounts from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), players interested in the new pet will have fun, alternative in-game ways to get one. In addition to trading the pet, players can give the Guardian Cub as a gift to another character for a special occasion; guild leaders can use them to reward members for a job well done; and so on. We also hope this change will help reduce the number of incidents of scamming via trading for invalid pet codes.

Q: Could I put the Guardian Cub up on the auction house to try to make some gold if I wanted to?
While our goal is to offer players alternative ways to add a Pet Store pet to their collection, we’re ok with it if some players choose to use the Guardian Cub as a safe and secure way to try to acquire a little extra in-game gold without turning to third-party gold-selling services. However, please keep in mind that there's never any guarantee that someone will purchase what you put up for sale in the auction house, or how much they'll pay for it. Also, it’s important to note that we take a firm stance against buying gold from outside sources because in most cases, the gold these companies offer has been stolen from compromised accounts. (You can read more about our stance here.) While some players might be able to acquire some extra gold by putting the Guardian Cub in the auction house, that’s preferable to players contributing to the gold-selling “black market” and account theft.

Q: Are you changing the other available Pet Store pets (e.g. Lil' Ragnaros, the Pandaren Monk) to work this way?
No, the other available Pet Store pets will continue to work as they always have.

Q: What about future Pet Store pets?
It's too early to say how we'll handle future Pet Store pets. We made this change in response to feedback from players looking for alternate ways to get the Pet Store pets, and we're always looking into other opportunities for improvement. We're interested in hearing what players think of the Guardian Cub, and we hope you'll have fun with this new flying friend.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available! started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 170 Comments
  1. Olef's Avatar
    Thanks for repping us Dwarf Rogues with a cameo...and yet we still get upstaged by a cuddly pet!!!
  1. Ivirus's Avatar
    Awesome! Now to make in-game money with real money! Now if only I had real money...
  1. Bombkirby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    I wish they would just sell there own gold currency or let it be done like that in a legit legal way instead of this vague idea of a pet being sold >.>
    The idea was simply being able to gift them to people in game (heavily requested idea on the official forums) with out having to share the item redemption code. I don't think this thing was made for the sole intention of selling on the AH.
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    QQ shitstorm v blizard round 2...BEGIN!
  1. KoolKidKaos's Avatar
    They shouldn't be worth more then 5k gold, they only cost 10 bucks.
  1. tusker's Avatar
    Here we go. Incoming rage on something that really doesn't matter in the long run.
  1. schippie's Avatar
    *Hides underneath a rock for a few days*
  1. Bitlovin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by QwertySham View Post
    Wierd, wonder why they put a 24 hour bind to it?
    To prevent people from selling it and then blocking the charge on the credit card maybe?
  1. rejer13's Avatar
    /spit fking blizzard. Bye all.
  1. Pinkbunnie's Avatar
    This is gonna be interessting to follow over the weeks I love the pet so will deffinetly get one... This time I won´t use IRL money which is a plus... Gonna wait a week for the price to settle (then I dont care if it is a gold sink) and get one
  1. Thallidomaniac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by QwertySham View Post
    Wierd, wonder why they put a 24 hour bind to it?
    Probably so Blizzard could check if the payment made for the pet was invalid, for an example being paid with a stolen credit card. Whether they actually do so, I don't know.
  1. kassy's Avatar
    10$ nowadays gets you wat, 10k gold? guess they'll still pop up for 50k or so tomorrow tho...
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    I might actually buy one per month or so, just to get enough for my alts and their epic flying and professions. 10 euro is not a lot considering I make more than that working IRL for the time it takes me to farm 5k (I don't play the AH, I just farm).

    But...I also want it for my main...so that means 2 of them, meaning 20 euro, meaning price is going to heights I do not like to spend on pixels.
  1. dlg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitlovin View Post
    To prevent people from selling it and then blocking the charge on the credit card maybe?
    That's the only reason i can see to do that.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rejer13 View Post
    /spit fking blizzard. Bye all.
    Aaaaw, someone can't afford teh wittle pet :3. Or just likes to think he matters to a multi-billion company...
  1. Andromedas's Avatar
    Somebody already bought it? Lawl.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kassy View Post
    10$ nowadays gets you wat, 10k gold? guess they'll still pop up for 50k or so tomorrow tho...
    Rofl, just talked to a dude that's certain he'll be able to sell 4 (!) tomorrow for 100k...yeah..good luck pal. XD
  1. QwertySham's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thallidomaniac View Post
    Probably so Blizzard could check if the payment made for the pet was invalid, for an example being paid with a stolen credit card. Whether they actually do so, I don't know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitlovin View Post
    To prevent people from selling it and then blocking the charge on the credit card maybe?
    Ah, smart. Didn't think about that. Makes complete sense.
  1. Lewdrumpslap's Avatar
    is it not available on EU servers yet? pet store sends me to my battlenet but i get an error everytime i try :?
  1. Viperk8b's Avatar
    Is it just me or does that things head look like the same mangy coyote people sometimes mistake for the chupacabra? google it up if you dont believe me.

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