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. TS26's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kittycovox View Post
    9/10 who cries and complains is either:

    A) to poor or cant use moms credit card for these new things

    B) going to buy them anyways.
    C) actually has self control and chooses not to support a company with their bad practices.
  1. SkismoID's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenX View Post
    Nope wouldn't worth it, I generally did my achievements either for experiencing the story or out of sheer boredom, except for my glory of the icecrown raider that I've done for my DK to have a proper mount.
    Sure, this might be your choice, but i'm sure many players would be interested in buying Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal or Thunderfury for example.
  1. Syce's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark-Zarupia View Post
    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 >.<
    why would they? they still have millions of subscribers, and you know just like everyone else, majority of the players are brain washed by blizzard so much that they will continue with their subs and still buy items from the cash shop. Only reason other games went the Free to play route is because they didnt have the amount of players that WoW has, so to be successful they needed to convert to free while WoW doesn't.
  1. Val's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rogueMatthias View Post
    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...

    So the extra particle effects on the transmog helms automatically makes the PvP sets lower quality?

    That's kind of hilarious that you think that.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rogueMatthias View Post
    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 with 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...
    id say the last one to the top right looks the best. middle top doesnt look to bad. top left looks a little weird. first two on the left at the bottom look about as good. fire eyebrows dont look that cool in my opinion.

    art is subjective.

    i know this because despite the fact I GET TO BE A BADARSE FUCKING ROBIT. there are still people calling the dk and paladin tiers shit.
  1. SodiumChloride's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaroko View Post
    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...
    Read between the lines, pal. It mean you won't be getting any more "cool looking" gear in the future.

    Every tier from now on will look like shit, so you can either wear the same old transmog you have been wearing for the last year or so, or you can pay them.

    Nice aesthetics used to come with the tier sets along with the stats. They are planning to make you pay for it.
  1. Seezer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Woakerio View Post
    A lot of people are convinced it will be P2W, pissed that a company is being "greedy" ie wants to make money, etc
    Blizzard isn't stupid. They aren't going to all of the sudden throw gear with stats on them in the store. They will test the waters with this stuff. You know, it's XP buffs now. It's lesser charms. Aha. Then it's VP. Then it's flat out gold. Then it's gear with stats.
  1. majesta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TS26 View Post
    C) actually has self control and chooses not to support a company with their bad practices.
    Exactly. I am willing to bet that the new character models will be delivered via the in game store. We all pay money for a monthly subscription fee that pays these people to develop these items for the in game store. I'd rather see that money go towards content I will use and play, but then again, this is Blizzard and people will defend their actions to no end. This is coming from someone, me, who played Warcraft Orcs and Humans when I was a kid.
  1. Dch48's Avatar
    Those helms are ugly like almost every Hunter's helm ever made. I won't be getting one. The hitching post is cool though.

    I don't think they will ever offer gear with stats. I expect only cosmetic items. Actual gear has to be earned, not purchased.
  1. Shuttle's Avatar
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SodiumChloride View Post
    Read between the lines, pal. It mean you won't be getting any more "cool looking" gear in the future.

    Every tier from now on will look like shit, so you can either wear the same old transmog you have been wearing for the last year or so, or you can pay them.

    Nice aesthetics used to come with the tier sets along with the stats. They are planning to make you pay for it.
    yet some of the tier this expansion have been the best.
  1. Wilhelm137's Avatar
    Milking that cow hard. Hey here's some cool effects that could have easily been used for the legendary metas that no one will replace this expac why not give those an effect? Nah if we're adding an ingame store anyway might as well go all the way with it, hell other games do it why don't we?(even though all those games are f2p and had no chance as sub).
  1. Amerrol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    yet some of the tier this expansion have been the best.
    Monks don't count.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amerrol View Post
    Monks don't count.
    we havent seen monk this tier. last tier was okay. first tier this expac wasnt good though it looked weird.

    for my dk the first tier this expac was pretty ugly but 5.2 was amazing besides the helm and this tier looks fucking amazing and the helm even looks good on worgen
  1. yunito's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TS26 View Post
    C) actually has self control and chooses not to support a company with their bad practices.
    im going with c too
  1. Amerrol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    we havent seen monk this tier. last tier was okay. first tier this expac wasnt good though it looked weird.

    for my dk the first tier this expac was pretty ugly but 5.2 was amazing besides the helm and this tier looks fucking amazing and the helm even looks good on worgen
    You said expansion. My point was that Monks don't have a different expansion to choose from. I find it hard to believe anyone can like this expansions tier as everyone I see is either transmoged to previous expansion gear, challange mode gear, or PvP gear. Pretty sure not one person in my 25 man raid group currently uses any tier from this expansion (maybe the Monks).
  1. Val's Avatar
    To those complaining;

    Do you get mad at your TV manufacturer because you have to pay monthly for cable/satellite? What about those providers? Do you get mad because sports packages and movie channels are extra? What about your computer manufacturer? Do you get mad because you have to pay monthly for internet access?


    You said expansion. My point was that Monks don't have a different expansion to choose from. I find it hard to believe anyone can like this expansions tier as everyone I see is either transmoged to previous expansion gear, challange mode gear, or PvP gear. Pretty sure not one person in my 25 man raid group currently uses any tier from this expansion.
    Why exactly doesn't CM gear count? It's earned in-game like most of you whiners are complaining about. Transmog is still relatively new, the game has been out for 8 years. People have dozens of sets that they've wanted to re-use for years. It shouldn't be surprising that they use those instead of current tier. Also I didn't realize your sample size of 25 players was the entire player population.
  1. dejec1989's Avatar
    And so it begins.
  1. Amerrol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    To those complaining;

    Do you get mad at your TV manufacturer because you have to pay monthly for cable/satellite? What about those providers? Do you get mad because sports packages and movie channels are extra? What about your computer manufacturer? Do you get mad because you have to pay monthly for internet access?
    Yes I do actually. The problem is that these things became the status quo because of people like you.
  1. Val's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amerrol View Post
    Yes I do actually. The problem is that these things became the status quo because of people like you.
    Sorry that I earn enough money to pay for what I want.

    Not everything in life will be handed to you on a silver platter.

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