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The Guardian Cub Heading into the Blizzard Archive
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
In approximately two weeks (no sooner than June 18), the titanically cute Guardian Cub will vanish from the Battle.net Shop and head into hiberation in the Blizzard Archive. If you’ve been thinking about adopting this in-game pet, now’s your chance before it's no longer available for purchase.


To pick up this pet or learn more about how it differs from other purchasable companions, visit the Battle.net Shop here.
This article was originally published in forum thread: The Guardian Cub Heading into the Blizzard Archive started by chaud View original post
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  1. Raugnaut's Avatar
    Huh, thats a first, and surprising. I wonder why they are discontinueing it, to cause a sudden rush of last minute sales?
  1. Alceus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raugnaut View Post
    Huh, thats a first, and surprising. I wonder why they are discontinueing it, to cause a sudden rush of last minute sales?
    Sounds like it. Why else discontinue a digital item?
  1. Elmow's Avatar
    Instead of putting WoW beta out, they send out a message to get more $$$...... sigh
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raugnaut View Post
    Huh, thats a first, and surprising. I wonder why they are discontinueing it, to cause a sudden rush of last minute sales?
    ..might just work...
  1. familiar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raugnaut View Post
    Huh, thats a first, and surprising. I wonder why they are discontinueing it, to cause a sudden rush of last minute sales?
    That was an experiment for BoE shop items, technically they wanted to check if people would buy gold for real money.
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    Bizzare. Wonder why they are removing it. Maybe they don't want the store to get too big?
  1. Barendon's Avatar
    Probably by now whoever wanted the pet already bought it, and it had the least ongoing sales on recent discounts. I suspect it's a last resort milking to the item to encourage those who never wanted it to begin with to have a second thought.
  1. Veilor's Avatar
    This makes no sense, why do this? Is it because it's the only pet you can sell ingame?
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elmow View Post
    Instead of putting WoW beta out, they send out a message to get more $$$...... sigh
    Haha..well..the message they send out is "This pet will be discontinued"

    If that means for you you MUST buy a totally shitty looking pet because it is soon discontinued..well..I think that is now YOUR problem.
  1. Nyfaria's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elmow View Post
    Instead of putting WoW beta out, they send out a message to get more $$$...... sigh
    Marketing team and Dev team, 2 completely different teams, your complaint is invalid.
  1. Aettis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Veilor View Post
    This makes no sense, why do this? Is it because it's the only pet you can sell ingame?
    Most likely. As someone else said, they stated it would be an experiment.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Obviously its to generate some income.
    Screw you Blizzard
  1. Skalm's Avatar
    It will be back.

    If you tell people something is in limited supply and will be discontinued, you are artificially making it a 'rare' item. This will cause an influx of new sales. Once it is removed, they will then get an influx of 'complaints' that people couldn't buy it at the time and its not fair that some have it and some don't. So to appease the masses they will 'reluctantly' place it back in the Blizzard Store. But re-introduce it as some sort of item you can buy with the 'Recruit-a-Friend' tokens.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocheku View Post
    Obviously its to generate some income.
    Screw you Blizzard
    May I ask you where you live? Unless it is North Korea, I am sorry to be like "OMFG..a company in the free capitalistic market trying to make more money, what the fuck is the world coming to?" - And if you don't like it, may I make the novel suggestion to not buy it? Then again, people complain about PvP on a PvP server
  1. Hexian's Avatar
    It's called the Disney technique. Better buy Snow White on Blueray before it's locked in the Disney vault "forever"!...again

    It's just them trying to make a quick buck on items that are probably low in sales.
  1. Hyve's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alceus View Post
    Sounds like it. Why else discontinue a digital item?
    Digital Items consume bandwidth and hold (virtual) space, and if sales are that low it might not even be worth maintaining.
  1. Grothrill's Avatar
    Blizzard sending a clear response to all the AH farmers...we dont want you to earn Money on our items. I wouldn´t be surprised to see Black Market AH and AH getting super extreme overhaul before WoD. Blizzard also use an old sales strategy. Buy it now or... cant believe the Americans always fall for it.
  1. Blithe's Avatar
    I viewed it on the store, and instead of it showing a price it just said "Learn More" I went to the choose my character and again it didn't show a price. Finally, I got to where it says "confirm your purchases" and lists the details, and again, it didn't display any cost at all. What's with that?

    Edit: Nevermind, it's $10.00.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Blizzard is no officially greedy. There is no need for this change except to increase the demand and boost the sales. Shame on you Blizzard.
  1. Sting's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooGaming View Post
    Digital Items consume bandwidth and hold (virtual) space, and if sales are that low it might not even be worth maintaining.
    Haha, you can't be serious.

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