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. Daniri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    Is that a joke?

    Compare store mounts to once recently added to the game.
    On my grand armored wyvern as we speak. I love it.

    If I were a troll maybe I'd ride that bat.
  1. Woakerio's Avatar
    Until stuff shows up in the shop like an item granting a level, idc
  1. Lighto73's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    Is that a joke?

    Compare store mounts to ones recently added to the game.
    I will take my Pureblooded Firehawk over anything in the store. The Sha of Anger mount is pretty awesome. The new Eng mount that lets you fly in a goblin shredder is more awesome than anything in the store.
  1. rogueMatthias's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    You do realize this cosmetic right? This isn't going to hurt anything.
    Since when were cosmetics not a part of the game that we're paying for? Since when were they not included in our subscriptions???

    Getting sick of this argument. Without cosmetics this games just a load of maths and RNG, the cosmetics ARE what makes it a game and creates the world. Infact, now we have transmog, cosmetic appearance is JUST as important to a lot of players as the quality of the armour.

    Speaking as a Rogue, our latest PVP AND PVE armours have been PISS poor for a long time. Ranging from "really lazy and not thought out" to "a fuckin horrendous mess". Last season we had to look like someone had emptied their KFC leftovers over our heads. Blizzard actually designing cooler armour to sell for an additional cost is an insult.

    This is MEANT to be a Pay to Pay model. With Blizzard trying to have a F2P model at the same time, and getting every penny they can from players, is IS a pisstake and disrespectful to those with subscriptions, even if you aren't using that armour.
  1. chrisisvacant's Avatar
    Doom! Doom doom doom doom doom, doom! Doom doom doom! Doom, I say!

    /doomsaying

    Who the fuck cares. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
  1. Coleslaw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisisvacant View Post
    Doom! Doom doom doom doom doom, doom! Doom doom doom! Doom, I say!

    /doomsaying

    Who the fuck cares. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

    but...but...OTHER PEOPLE are spending THEIR money on stuff.
  1. Woakerio's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lighto73 View Post
    I will take my Pureblooded Firehawk over anything in the store. The Sha of Anger mount is pretty awesome. The new Eng mount that lets you fly in a goblin shredder is more awesome than anything in the store.
    Exactly, people pooping their pants because Blizzard is expanding a cosmetic-only cash shop? Wow. As long as earnable mounts etc are still good quality (which they have been) and it isn't P2W, whats the big deal...
  1. meowzsa's Avatar
    I want "Wing" Capes :C Not ugly helmets! xD
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    Once I get my hands on that xmog helm, I'm going to be so OP. All the hardcore raiders will be wasting their time doing raids, because this will replace all BiS slots hands down. I even have Blizzard at my back door making threats that if I don't buy any of these they will take my first born. /sarcasm

    Going to get that mount for sure. Looks #neat
  1. Aphrel's Avatar
    the worst thing is.. some ppl will actaully pay for those transmog items... im not sure if i should laugh, cry or get mad over it..
  1. Azutael's Avatar
    This is just another stepping stone towards more micro transactions, that eventually aren't simple cosmetic items etc.
    I for one would prefer that they didn't waste their precious time by making all kinds of things to sell, even if it's just cosmetic. And instead use their resources on the actual game.

    Heck after pet battles where added, you get some actual benefit. Other than cosmetic/fun from buying the store pets. Several of them are very good.

    "oh chill, it will never happen"
    Don't be so sure, remember all the things in the past that they said would never happen, but did anyway ?
  1. boochicken's Avatar
    And down we slide the slippery slope from XP buff. I don't want to see this crap in my subscription MMO.
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ACES View Post
    This will absolutely never happen, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with Blizzard selling cosmetic armor.
    Mind if i bookmark this and quote it in a year or two when you're proven wrong?

    Otherwise, Blizzard lost its soul a long while ago so they can keep milking all they want, its way over my head at this point.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    ive been saying they should do this for a long time. i dont much care for the fire eyebrows but ill buy all three assuming they are for all characters like everything else. might fit in a transmog later on
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aphrel View Post
    the worst thing is.. some ppl will actaully pay for those transmog items... im not sure if i should laugh, cry or get mad over it..
    I'd get mad. I'm mad at myself everyday for spending money on graphics. I log in, and see that character list with my toons and I'm like, I pay for those, why god? Why!
  1. Static's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lighto73 View Post
    A company trying to make money! ASSHOLES HOW DARE THEY!

    I AM SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS.
    Man I laughed so hard at this comment. Cheers
  1. Airwaves's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Chill out, calling them Greedy bastards isn't exactly a rational response. It's COSMETIC. Heck half the stuff they just showed doesn't look like anything I'd touch
    It is a rational response. Rift which is a FREE game has a cosmetic cash shop but ever single cosmetic bit of gear can also be found free in the game. I don't care that there is transmog items for real money on wow but there should also be a way to get them in game as well.

    Also what rogueMatthias said is how I feel. Especially being a rogue this xpack.
  1. Daniri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zergal View Post
    Mind if i bookmark this and quote it in a year or two when you're proven wrong?

    Otherwise, Blizzard lost its soul a long while ago so they can keep milking all they want, its way over my head at this point.
    I look forward to mocking you in a year or two as well.
  1. Tommo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anevers View Post
    The gear is cosmetic only, still has no affect on your game play. Did you in fact call out they would be selling gear for transmog that had no effect on anyones game play? Or did you call gear that would affect game play (Pay to Win)? Which is it?
    They are charging you for unique and high quality (unobtainable) models. In a subscription based game where they have a large emphasis on cosmetics. Challenge modes are an example of this, they offer high quality armour sets for completing difficult challenges. By adding gear into a micro transaction system, its just inexcusable. Especially when you already pay a subscription.

    Its a bad path they are going down, so far its just been getting worse.
  1. Sibut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Conditions View Post
    We all knew this was going to happen. And as long as it is only cosmetic stuff I'm totally OK with it.
    Yeah, I agree with this. I actually have bought mounts in the past, but I won't be buying into pets or cosmetic stuff. Unless they bring back a Corrupted Ashbringer model, and then I'll be all "TAKE MAH MONEYZ!!"

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