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. Korialstrazs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    Oh screw you Blizz. Design 3 terrible Paladin tiers this expansion; sell cosmetics on the store.

    Fuck that noise.
    I quite liked all three tiers.
  1. Brannax's Avatar
    If anything regarding Vanity Items, I want more hairstyles and colours.
    Yes, I'll admit it. I want pink hair for Blood Elf.

    And possibly a quad-pigtail hairstyle which has to medium length front tails and two long back ones...
    Shh, I can dream.
  1. BlizzFanboyForever's Avatar
    The sheepness from the sheeples is quite creepy...
  1. vandam's Avatar
    can't wait till they announce the new character models or [insert item or feature that players have been asking for ages] will be bought from the store, will be fun
    Then they must sell at least 10-20 more packages to compensate for my closed acount .
  1. ohnee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jagoex View Post
    ...what they've lost in principle is far more than any monetary gain.
    Hear hear!
  1. Wolfsage's Avatar
    Ah, if only WoW were a subscription MMO, we could get these shinies from a neat little quest or as rewards for that boring daily quest grind, or archaeology!

    OH! WAIT A MINUTE!

    Seriously, it's disgusting that "they are just for looks" is considered a valid excuse for an MMO people pay a subscription for. That's the kind of stuff you see on a F2P game (and there's nothing wrong with that THERE), but here? That's just ridiculous.
  1. TheKostasTV's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jagoex View Post
    But what they've lost in principle is far more than any monetary gain.
    I could not phrase my opinion better than this!
    /bow
  1. llubtoille's Avatar
    They're a bit too bright and flashy for my tastes, and I'm not a fan of helms that cover the entire face though the horns could work with a firelands set or something,
    but I can see people buying them and building a set to match,
    the seesaw and post are interesting but the limited use factor puts me off more than anything, but i guess whoever is willing to buy them won't be as frugal as I.
  1. Reavyn's Avatar
    Aaaaaaaand, unsubscribe.

    When they started selling mounts in the store, I was already quite distressed about the trend. This just seals the deal for me. If you want an item store, fine. If you want a mandatory subscription-based game, fine. If you want both, I'm outta here.
  1. anotherdeadhero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jagoex View Post
    From a resource standpoint, these vanity items likely took minimal work - Blizzard stands to make a buck, and it probably didn't take much away from other areas of design. Good for them.

    But what they've lost in principle is far more than any monetary gain.
    agreed a million times, everytime I get the itch to play wow again, Blizz makes sure to tell me, "Fuck you, consumer". Blizz is my anti wow.
  1. T Man's Avatar
    The best part about all of this is people will STILL pay monthly and buy everything that comes out of the store and still moan on the forums. It's amazing what turns people the wrong way
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    I can't wait to see the sub losses next quarter. Going to be hilarious. /popcorn
  1. Legomaenchen's Avatar
    Putting in more microtransactions in a game you already pay monthly for. GG blizz. i was okay with pets and mounts, but this is slowly going too far. No props blizzard, no props.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jagoex View Post
    But what they've lost in principle is far more than any monetary gain.
    Yes I think this pretty much sums it up. PPL can claim that WOW had micro transactions for years. It didn't have them ingame tho. There is a difference.

    The real difference is that now... F2P games are a BETTER option than WOW in many ways. F2P games have the same ingame shop with about the same setup of items that is obviously now planned in WOW. The difference is that you are not FORCED to pay a sub every month to use those items.

    Lets put it this way... there is no longer a sub based ONLY MMO game out there. Even WOW now has cash shop that alot of ppl said they would never ever play a game that had such model. Well.. the time is here.

    So WOW just took the worst part of F2P and added it to the worst part of Sub based games.

    I have now heard from quite a few of the fansite ppl that were in Irvine few weeks back. Most of them agree that ingame shop will be world wide in WOW even as early as end of the year... and none claim it will take more than year from now. The signs are so obvious now that Blizzard is ready to cash in and not only double dip... not only triple dip... but literally suck the market dry as soon as possible.

    Its sort a funny... only 2 years back ppl talked bad about F2P games that had ingame micro transactions. Now... those games are actually turning into the good guy when you look what the big daddy sub game is doing. Strange fact... but fact none the less.

    Why on earth should a new player buy a box of WOW + the expansions + the sub and then be ready to see a ingame store pop up when they log... When they can just play another MMO game ... totally free with similar cash shop popping up ? The answer is obvious. No one will bother. Blizzard is just milking the old subscribers now. Rest of gamers know what game they should stay miles away from now on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    I can't wait to see the sub losses next quarter. Going to be hilarious. /popcorn
    Wont be hilarious IMO - it will be sad to see the only game that could have kept a good sub model sink this low cause of really bad decisions in the past 4 years.

    So next item in the store..... REP boost that gives you faction rep while in dungeons ? Thats my bet.
  1. Jub the Deranger's Avatar
    I guess it's great that these helms ended up in game after all, but..

    ..Really?
  1. Austilias's Avatar
    All three helmets are alright; I will buy one or two of them, depending on if I can think of a transmog set they'll suit or not. Here's what a lot of you people sound like however;

    Look at these new sandwiches Subway is adding to their menu; how disgusting! Even though I can choose to have another sandwich of my liking, or not have any at all, and the fact that others choosing one of these sandwiches will have no effect on the sandwich I choose in any way, i'm going to boycott Subway because of this and disown anyone who buys one of these new sandwiches!
    When they start selling items on the store that give an actual, in-game advantage get back to me; because that's when I, and most sane people, will concede that the sky is actually falling and that WoW really is becoming a Pay-to-Win game. Until then? No, the sky isn't falling.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    All three helmets are alright; I will buy one or two of them, depending on if I can think of a transmog set they'll suit or not. Here's what a lot of you people sound like however;



    When they start selling items on the store that give an actual, in-game advantage get back to me; because that's when I, and most sane people, will concede that the sky is actually falling and that WoW really is becoming a Pay-to-Win game. Until then? No, the sky isn't falling.
    The sky isn't falling either in most of the micro transaction games that offer the same stuff. The difference is... those games are not charging subs as well. So if WOW intend to keep the current model and add cash shop... the 8 year old game that was loosing 1/3rd of its subs in 2 years... will be loosing even more in the next 2. And no new gamer with half a brain will be touching WOW from now on cause its simply more inconvenient than what other games are offering.

    So ... should I now buy GW2 and get new content every two weeks for free... even tho the game has micro transactions... Or should I pay extra in sub for WOW even tho it doesn't add a new 5 man dungeon in the entire expansion I have been paying sub for so far in MOP ? I can't say I will be playing WOW cause it doesn't have ingame cash shop anymore. Thats pretty clear.
  1. Spase Peepole's Avatar
    This is more entertaining than the CNN comment section. We are going places.
  1. Bawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    The sky isn't falling either in most of the micro transaction games that offer the same stuff. The difference is... those games are not charging subs as well. So if WOW intend to keep the current model and add cash shop... the 8 year old game that was loosing 1/3rd of its subs in 2 years... will be loosing even more in the next 2. And no new gamer with half a brain will be touching WOW from now on cause its simply more inconvenient than what other games are offering.

    So ... should I now buy GW2 and get new content every two weeks for free... even tho the game has micro transactions... Or should I pay extra in sub for WOW even tho it doesn't add a new 5 man dungeon in the entire expansion I have been paying sub for so far in MOP ? I can't say I will be playing WOW cause it doesn't have ingame cash shop anymore. Thats pretty clear.
    Do you -ever- take a break? I went to bed for the entire day and had a meal with my family and you are still responding to people with the same exact responses you were posting 10+ hours ago. lol If you are this dedicated about your negative opinions on a video game, should really redirect that passion into something more worthwhile of your time. Speak for yourself, I will still be touching WoW as long as Blizzard continues to pump out heroic raiding content, tier, pvp seasons and new areas/quests to explore. If you people are seriously this bent out of shape over three cosmetic helms (which probably barely took anymore development time than any other gear they have worked on) then Blizzard is better off without your business, imo.

    It's all the whiners that are better off unsubbing, Blizzard could cater to gamers who actually appreciate and enjoy the game and don't threaten to leave everytime a ptr patch note or news feed is released. It's absolutely sickening what people are saying in this thread. Instead of threatening to quit the game, stop making empty threats and pull through with it. As a consumer if you are legitimately displeased with their customer service and business practices, you have the right to stop playing and paying. But if you are going to continue to complain and threaten to leave and keep playing the game -- you are sending mixed messages.
  1. Selvari7's Avatar
    Just when you thought this game couldn't go more downhill. Major sub losses inc.

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