MMO-Champion - New Stuff Coming to the Pet Store!
New Stuff Coming to the Pet Store!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve got some new stuff coming to the Pet Store, and we wanted to give everyone a quick sneak peek. Obviously, the Pet Store has been the place where we sell pets and mounts, but we’ve come up with some new types of cosmetic goodies, including some fun new little toys and Transmogrifiables.

First up: a trio of cosmetic helms for Transmogrification. ( Jewel of the Firelord, Hood of Hungering Darkness, and Crown of Eternal Winter) When Transmog went into the game, people immediately started talking about the possibility of just buying armor looks. So we’re going ahead and forging a few helms and seeing how they fit. They don’t have any stats, they’re just for looks, and you can use them to change the appearance of the helms for any characters of any class or race (they work with all armor types). They’re great for spicing up a Transmog set—or replacing a tier head piece you hate the looks of. No need to check that ‘Hide Helm’ box any longer!




Here are a few images, but keep in mind that these are all special-effecty and animated in a really cool way. You may have even seen these models pop up on Wowhead or MMO-Champion earlier this year.

We’re also trying out something else new. A lot of people have liked the kinds of fun, limited-use items you can get from the WoW TCG—so we’re taking that idea to the Pet Store. Soon you’ll be able to snag two fun new little toys: the Seesaw and Iron Hitching Post!

You can jump on the Seesaw with a party member and relive the childhood glee of trying to slam your friend into the ground . . . or you can have a big ogre named Lunk launch them into the air. Really, though, you’ll probably just look super cute gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes. D’awwwww.


True story: Worgen are exactly the same weight as Ogres.

The Iron Hitching Post is a little different: It’s an item you set down that allows you and up to 24 of your closest raiding cohorts to each jump on your own new unearthly Iron Warhorse mount. You can use it for smaller parties too, and it’s also great for Battlegrounds. Imagine the look on your opponents’ faces when they see a unified front of ghost horses galloping toward them . . . just to ruin everything and capture Snowfall Graveyard. (STOP IT!)




Hyah ghost-steed! Later I’ll feed you some ghost-oats in the ghost-barn.

We don’t have specific release dates for any of these items yet, but you can expect to see them show up in the Pet Store in the near future.

Let us know what you think, and what other kinds of fun and cosmetic items you might like to see in the Pet Store in the comments below!
This article was originally published in forum thread: New Stuff Coming to the Pet Store! started by chaud View original post
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  1. SodiumChloride's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amerrol View Post
    Don't worry, they will be releasing the full set once they gauge people's reactions. Unfortunatly they are going to make a killing from people who can't understand how this is bad for the game.
    Tier 20 gear will be a jigsaw of rainbow rags put together by the art team while drunk. Want to not look like Elton John? Pay up the wazoo at the Blizzard Store!
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoma View Post
    Also, I don't see myself buying any of this stuff. The helms don't match any of my current transmogs, and no way am I buying something that is consumed on use, although I don't think I'd buy the seesaw or hitching post anyways, even if they didn't get consumed. Go after it in-game? Probably. Buy with real money? No.
    where does it say these are consumed on use?
  1. SkismoID's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenX View Post
    Then you would easily be categorizing those items in a pay-to-win status. Why?

    You either have to run 10 dungeons to earn it or just pay $10 to get it? How does it sound when put like this?
    Still, there is an option to get the item in-game if you really want to...This would be to run 100 dungeons for example..The purpose of this would be to open another way for the players to acquire the items and if they feel that their pocket can afford it they have the option to pay in order to avoid the hassle.
  1. Solidito's Avatar
    I guess paying £8.99 a month isn't good enough for these greedy arseholes.
  1. Nomial17's Avatar
    please please please tell me the Jewel of the Firelord works with warlocks green fire
  1. Dontrike's Avatar
    Cosmetic things you don't need will always be something like this, not surprising and it doesn't anger me at all.
  1. Valarius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox2042 View Post
    Blizzard seems to be going the f2p cash shop route while maintaining a subscription.
    Also known as being unscrupulous cunts.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Wildstar can't come soon enough.
  1. Dontrike's Avatar
    It's not milking the cow when you don't need these to play. Cosmetic items like these will always be on the store and I am perfectly fine with it. I won't ever have a need for them, but if someone else does they can go right ahead and buy them.
  1. Floppi14's Avatar
    Oh, these look nice, probably gonna get me one of those
  1. Zoma's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    where does it say these are consumed on use?
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    We’re also trying out something else new. A lot of people have liked the kinds of fun, limited-use items you can get from the WoW TCG—so we’re taking that idea to the Pet Store. Soon you’ll be able to snag two fun new little toys: the Seesaw and Iron Hitching Post!
    Keyword is limited-use. Also, if you mouse-over the seesaw or iron-hitching post, it says they stack to 250. So chances are, you buy it, you get 250 uses of it.
  1. Suffer the Consequences's Avatar
    Damn, people sure are brainwashed by Blizzard. I guess that's why almost every tier set in MoP looks like shit.
  1. Val's Avatar
    All these tears from the entitled kids are amazing.

    Stay classy, MMOC posters. Stay classy.
  1. Dark-Zarupia's Avatar
    Blizzard went from retared to Fucked Up now you have to pay to let you char look good ??
    i guess the next thing blizzard is making is Wow Free To Play >.<
  1. Jaroko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SodiumChloride View Post
    Tier 20 gear will be a jigsaw of rainbow rags put together by the art team while drunk. Want to not look like Elton John? Pay up the wazoo at the Blizzard Store!
    Invalid due to the fact that you will be able to transmog any old sets in the game. So that plan wouldn't work. Wait.. whats that? Your trolling? Oh...
  1. reemi's Avatar
    My god I hate those real money shop. Where are we going, almost every games are doing that, even SimCity.

    I understand when the game is free, but we pay 15$ a month!!

    We paid them to work, they created item with our money, instead of giving the items for free they ask for extra money?

    I think I'll just stop to encourage Blizzard, as I did with EA.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    wow i acutally just looked at the dk tier on wowhead and for once there is a tier set that looks AMAZING on worgen. ill still buy these because they are awesome but being a robit is SO MUCH COOLER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoma View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    We’re also trying out something else new. A lot of people have liked the kinds of fun, limited-use items you can get from the WoW TCG—so we’re taking that idea to the Pet Store. Soon you’ll be able to snag two fun new little toys: the Seesaw and Iron Hitching Post!
    Keyword is limited-use. Also, if you mouse-over the seesaw or iron-hitching post, it says they stack to 250. So chances are, you buy it, you get 250 uses of it.
    oh i thought you meant the helmets were a one time use.
  1. rogueMatthias's Avatar
    for people worried that Blizzard are going to put all the really cool models in the shop and won't spend as much effort on tier+PVP sets, I've put the latest PVP sets together w]ith the masks!

    You can clearly see that the quality and design of the new masks isn't in anyway cooler than the art they've been passing off as our PVP sets... oh wait...

  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SourceOfInfection View Post
    Damn, people sure are brainwashed by Blizzard. I guess that's why almost every tier set in MoP looks like shit.
    says you. the last 2 dk tiers have been amazing. looking at it right now on wowhead and its fucking beautiful and one of the only helmets ingame that look good on worgen
  1. yunito's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by neanoa View Post
    You are obviously missing the fucking point. It's about a thing called principles.

    All this time we've been paying $15 for a service and continued development of the game. These days we are constantly being told they don't have enough people to do big raids and dungeons - or other things. We've been paying the same price all this time since the start. Now they are slowly giving us less and less in return. They are taking developers (doesn't fucking matter if it's another team that does dungeons or whatnot) to make things that we have to pay money for BESIDE the subscribtion we've payed since start.

    They are taking away creative content away from in-game rewarding and slapping an additional price on it - while leaving the subscribtion fee as it is. You might think it doesn't matter what another person does. But frankly that kind of short-sighted lack of understanding is the reason why this eventually will result in things such as:

    - Buy 200% honor/conquest/justice/valor gain for 24 hours.
    - Buy 6 Mogu charms.
    - Buy this exclusive set of armor that is of better quality and creativity than anything in-game.
    - Buy 50% increase to LFR boss loot for 7 days.

    None of these things DIRECTLY affect you as another player (because of weekly caps etc), but it's still wrong.

    All while they continue to ask $15 - the same price as in Vanilla. It is disgusting double-dipping practice. And I for one will walk away from a game I've played since Launch - if they walk down this path.

    You can't have your cake and eat it too.
    trucking Amen!!!!!!
    its the principle of things.

    yesterday pet/mount(mostly for Charity)
    present more graphic up to date mount,gear cosmetic,tcg loot items(should be available in dark moon ect)
    tomorrow/near future expflask/ect wont be surprise they add some flask with extra 300%stats or something close to that not available in game so all raider must buy it.

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