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. Emzky's Avatar
    So wow going path of exile? Now remove subscription fee please.
  1. Sleepykin's Avatar
    All the TEARS in this thread, I love them! More please.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hitmannoob View Post
    Its 3 helms are you guys seriously comparing 3 helms to an entire dungeon.
    3 helmets this week..... 3 the next. Blizzard is ramping up number of pets, mounts and now transmog items with alarming rate at this point. I think most ppl with half a brain knew this would be coming. The first items were just put in to lay the ground for what was to come. Most realise now that they can not stop this... so their choice is really only to leave now as a subscriber and show Blizzard that they are loosing more subs than ever by implementing things like cash shop into already subscription based game.
  1. Fixup's Avatar
    completely f*****g stupid who is gonna want them those helmets are gonna get so anoying
  1. Pai Mei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    How bad can the sub numbers for 2nd quarter be? It seems like Blizzard is very desperate at this point to get some extra revenues into the game. But Im pretty sure that triple dipping like they are aiming for will hurt them alot. Blending the very worst of F2P cashshop and forced subscription for just login in.... And we have the very worst MMO model of any game out on the market today.

    Buy the box + buy the expansion + pay sub + ingame shop.... We have full confirmation that Blizzard is no longer company thinking about their consumer. And the worst part...

    I hope WOW players are smart enough to see whats going on... and walk away now. Thats what Im doing cause its not acceptable to see any company show such total lack of respect to paying subscribers and add more and more that have to be paid for extra. It should be in the game with meanings to get... not in a cashshop.
    I totally agree with everything you have said, and I've cancelled my subscription. I can no longer support this greedy company.

    The really sad thing is they will get away with this. Just look at how many stupid and naive people there are defending Blizzard in this thread alone. Mum and dad will pay for this shit. WoW is still the cheapest babysitter around.
  1. Darth Primus's Avatar
    Lets pretend all you own the company at a time of global austerity like this one we all live in. Your subs after 8 great years are on the constant decline, your rivals announce their games went free to play and you keep subs up and now more online shop items?????

    This company policy is insulting imo to everyone loyal enough to keep his sub running up till today!
  1. parlaa's Avatar
    I said transmog items would happen if the game went free to play yesterday.
    Seems like they ignored the good part of my idea.
  1. Zepp's Avatar
    Azeroth vs Greed 0:1

    You can't beat that boss no matter how hard you try heroes, we're sorry (not).
  1. worsthitmanNa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    3 helmets this week..... 3 the next. Blizzard is ramping up number of pets, mounts and now transmog items with alarming rate at this point. I think most ppl with half a brain knew this would be coming. The first items were just put in to lay the ground for what was to come. Most realise now that they can not stop this... so their choice is really only to leave now as a subscriber and show Blizzard that they are loosing more subs than ever by implementing things like cash shop into already subscription based game.
    Sorry didn't know you could tell the future. They add new ones each major patch which is 5+ months. Me nor you know why subs are in decline can we try to pretend we are reasonable human beings and not all knowing gods.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Selling hideous helmets for extra cash?

    O.k.. Go ahead.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    This just seems incredibly greedy and insulting to their loyal players. At least remove the sub if you are forcing more rl money items -.-
  1. Dazzy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziddy View Post
    And now we know why there is no resources left to create 5 man dungeons - It's time spent on money grabbing scams like this. I already pay a subscription to the game, I should not need to pay more to get cosmetic items which have been developed and paid for with my subscription money.
    This is the best summation of the situation so far. Yet all the defenders can't understand that simple idea.

    It doesn't matter if it doesn't help you win the game. They are paying people to make this stuff for cash only with your subscription money instead of expanding or improving the game you are playing for.

    Remember all those thousands of posts about 8-12 months between raids? Why no new 5 mans? This is why.
  1. Farora's Avatar
    Poor cow is so dry by now.
  1. Skorpionss's Avatar
    At least if they were all Bind on Equip... that way you could still get them ingame for outrageous amounts of gold... but nevertheless you could get them by ingame means.
  1. titcch's Avatar
    Decent looking but pointless.

    When people see you using the Sparkle Pony v1, v2, v3, v4 etc they immediately think "Dick." and the same will be said for this transmog. It will be overused and look really stupid.
  1. bbr's Avatar
    How are helmets "pets" ? o_O
    Maybe the "pet" store needs a new name if they are throwing all this other stuff on there... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emzky View Post
    So wow going path of exile? Now remove subscription fee please.
    They already have in China.
    Or rather, they are working on that.
    Just not for europe.
  1. BlizzFanboyForever's Avatar
    I will buy all of them. Theyre looking great, fuck the haters :3

    We all have to work together to help Blizzard so everyone please buy as much as you can in the store
  1. Notos's Avatar
    I don't find any of those models particularly appealing, and they wouldn't go very well with many xmog sets because of how much they stand out, but meh.
  1. koekai's Avatar
    oh wow, it's nice of them to not put any effort into making cool tier and pvp sets but atleast they put nice looking helms in the store ....
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    At least they don't look very good - they stand out way too much with our normal rubbish looking armour, can imagine everyone running around looking like clowns in a few years time >.<

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