MMO-Champion - Warforged Nightmare - Available Now In-Game Through the Shop
Update: The Warforged Nightmare is now on the shop site!

Warforged Nightmare - Available Now In-Game Through the Shop
It looks like the Warforged Nightmare isn't available on the website yet, but it appears to be live in game in the US. This mount costs $30, which is $5 more than the usual $25 price.

Using the item that comes in the mail will give you the Nightmarish Hitching Post, which can be used to gain a buff that makes all of your mounts look like the Warforged Nightmare for the next 20 minutes.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Warforged Nightmare - Available Now In-Game Through the Shop started by chaud View original post
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  1. Doomchicken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magnoberta View Post
    The guy you quoted never mentioned anything about time taken away from wod development. As long as people buy store items, Blizzard has a reason to put these items up for sale, rather than making them available in game without having to pay extra for it. And that's a valid point. If you read your post again, you may find it a lot more immature than the post you have quoted.
    It was a generalized thing aimed at him and others like him combining multiple points. I'm not spending large amounts of time going back and finding every post that HAS said what I was against as well as what I was against in his post, which was telling people what to do with their money. If he personally doesn't like it FINE. Thats his own opinion. Telling someone to stop spending their money on what they want is a douchebag move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacster View Post
    I mean it ain't exactly logical to make two teams and then tell one team to do "this"(main content of the game that generates monthly money) and the other to do "that"(completely unimportant additional money grab)...and then argueing that the dudes on "that" can not help the dudes on "this" cause they are not in the same team.
    WHY are they not on the same team???? Are they just on different teams to give guys like you a stupid reason?
    They're on different teams because they have different jobs. It's a common myth that if you add more people to a team, any team that every person added increases effeciency, when in the real world it doesn't work like that. Because when you add people to a team of stuff already in development you have to spend more time bring people up to speed, telling them what they need to do and so forth and so forth instead of getting the people already on the job to do that job that they're already doing.

    Also you've made a CRITICAL mistake. The team that makes the cash shop mounts, is also in charge of making the other mounts in the game as well. The same team that made the Skyreaver also made the Normal mode garrosh kill Kor'kron war wolf. The same team that made this new horse also made the Korkron juggernaut (the one that drops off heroic garrosh). The same team that made the MoP rep mounts also made the dragonfairy mount thing. Gutting that team means you'll have less mounts for WoD cash shop and otherwise.

    The team that makes the mounts doesn't get to choose what goes in the shop and what drops in game, that's the decision of their employers.
  1. Khazgrim's Avatar
    $37.02 converted from GBP. What a bargain.
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomchicken View Post
    Also you've made a CRITICAL mistake. The team that makes the cash shop mounts, is also in charge of making the other mounts in the game as well. The same team that made the Skyreaver also made the Normal mode garrosh kill Kor'kron war wolf. The same team that made this new horse also made the Korkron juggernaut (the one that drops off heroic garrosh). The same team that made the MoP rep mounts also made the dragonfairy mount thing. Gutting that team means you'll have less mounts for WoD cash shop and otherwise.

    The team that makes the mounts doesn't get to choose what goes in the shop and what drops in game, that's the decision of their employers.
    No mistake and it does not help to tell the obvious. The thing is that you hire a designer and then tell him what to do...and if you tell him to produce a new mount and pet every mount of which 33% end up on shop, 34% end up for "free"(just a game purchase and a monthly fee...if you wanna call that for free) in the game and 33% as "invite a friend"/blizzcon etc. then that is a decision by Blizz. They could as well make him spend 100% of the time on game content for all. But as long as Blizz executives can earn ****loads of money from shop sales and char transfers and safe a lot of money by cutting back ingame support(be it by cutting back on GM powers so they can do less and as a result you need less GMs cause they always just have to post the same generic dozen of answers....or be it by not fighting bots anymore, which does not only mean that you need less support but as well means that you still get the monthly money from the bot accounts)....why should they do more than just promising addon after addon that during the next one all will be better? As long as people keep paying money this will go on....actually getting worse and worse(see increased number of ingame shop releases and prices). Sooner or later that system will break down cause more and more customers notice what is going on....and a massively multiplayer game snowballs once too many people leave.

    My classic account will run out by the end of the month and I'm currently thinking of finally selling it before nobody wants it(and about 3million gold on it) anymore if the WoW demise gets worse...
  1. Pion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nexsa View Post
    As for me, I bought it. People waste money on smoking, drinking, eating more food then required, buying real life things they don't need and hardly use. This is no different. It's not needed and if anyone wishes to spend their money they worked for on it, so let them.
    There are 2 problems about this store mounts.
    1. You already pay money (your monthly fee + the basic games + the add ons) to have content. Yes mounts are content, also pets, armors or anything you could work for / desire for ingame.
    2. The price of the mounts (not just this one) is absolutly over the top... its a reskinned horse with some sparkle effects. Even if it would have a new skeleton with new animations and a new skin it wouldnt be worth more then 10 Bucks in games where you dont pay the stuff i already said in point 1.

    Its like you pay 10 bucks for a glass of water in a bar where you already payed 30 bucks to enter AND pay 10 bucks each hour your there to stay there...
  1. Marema's Avatar
    Glad to see that with all of the things wrong with the world; you idiots choose to complain about a virtual game item that has zero effect on anything real.

    Good job! Here's some advice: If you feel that strongly about something as idiotic as a virtual mount, it's time for you to throw the computer out the window and go out into the real world.
  1. Pilkie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goretex View Post
    because people buy in game mounts lol that is hillarious!
    Because of the direction Blizzard are going :P

    I dont dislike the game, i just dislike Blizzards content draughts. They've given up caring about subs and have instead gone down this route.
  1. Doomchicken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacster View Post
    No mistake and it does not help to tell the obvious. The thing is that you hire a designer and then tell him what to do...and if you tell him to produce a new mount and pet every mount of which 33% end up on shop, 34% end up for "free"(just a game purchase and a monthly fee...if you wanna call that for free) in the game and 33% as "invite a friend"/blizzcon etc. then that is a decision by Blizz. They could as well make him spend 100% of the time on game content for all. But as long as Blizz executives can earn ****loads of money from shop sales and char transfers and safe a lot of money by cutting back ingame support(be it by cutting back on GM powers so they can do less and as a result you need less GMs cause they always just have to post the same generic dozen of answers....or be it by not fighting bots anymore, which does not only mean that you need less support but as well means that you still get the monthly money from the bot accounts)....why should they do more than just promising addon after addon that during the next one all will be better? As long as people keep paying money this will go on....actually getting worse and worse(see increased number of ingame shop releases and prices). Sooner or later that system will break down cause more and more customers notice what is going on....and a massively multiplayer game snowballs once too many people leave.

    My classic account will run out by the end of the month and I'm currently thinking of finally selling it before nobody wants it(and about 3million gold on it) anymore if the WoW demise gets worse...
    There's a grand total of 8 mounts currently in the store out of about 280. Good math. Good snowball logic there too.

    They have done and continue to do banwaves of bots. Just because all bots aren't gone doesn't mean no bots go. Or what, you'd prefer if they list every single account name that they ban so they can "prove" they are doing something?

    The only thing that you've said that has had any logic is you saying you're thinking of quitting, because that's really the only option if you actually want Blizzard to hear your "feedback."
  1. ucplayer's Avatar
    I'm definitely buying Blizzard stocks. They sure know how to make money.
  1. bryroo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goretex View Post
    Why? if someone likes it they have the right to buy it if they want. How does it exactly effect your gameplay?
    You have the right to buy whatever you want just like others have the right to form an opinion on the subject even if they aren't personally affected and you have a right to disagree with those opinions.

    Aren't rights awesome?
  1. Zenway's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marema View Post
    Glad to see that with all of the things wrong with the world; you idiots choose to complain about a virtual game item that has zero effect on anything real.

    Good job! Here's some advice: If you feel that strongly about something as idiotic as a virtual mount, it's time for you to throw the computer out the window and go out into the real world.
    Yes. How dare these people express opinions about a video game on a goddamn video game forum.
  1. Bamzy's Avatar
    This is so pathetic to witness.

    Enough with the damn shop already, in your sub MMO. Respect for Blizzard just plummeting over these past few years.

    Is there ever going to be a time where I see a new, unique mount on MMO front page, and not instantly know that it's a shop / promotion? So sad.

    I guess we will be getting another re-skin as a reward for the hardest content in the game?
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomchicken View Post
    There's a grand total of 8 mounts currently in the store out of about 280. Good math. Good snowball logic there too.
    8 out of 280. How many of those come with Nightmarish Hitching Post? 1. See. How many pets transform their look? 1. How do you get that one? Right...from the shop.
    Some years ago you had to pay for additional pets by buying CE...then Blizzcon...then TCG...now the shop...and it's ever increasing. And seriously...280 mounts sounds much but if you check out how many of them match the looks of the latest shop mounts, it's likely just a handfull(and most of those are darn hard to achieve). If this game was f2p you would be right...but this is a FULLPRICE game with ADDITIONAL MONTHLY FEE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomchicken View Post
    They have done and continue to do banwaves of bots. Just because all bots aren't gone doesn't mean no bots go. Or what, you'd prefer if they list every single account name that they ban so they can "prove" they are doing something?
    We are not speaking of all bots....we are speaking of BGs where out of 20 players only 2 are real. 90% bots DOES NOT happen if a company really bans people. It doesn't need long till players will be too scared to use bots. Hire 10 people that spend their working time in BGs and typical botting places and announce publicly in that BG or area that "players xy and yxz are being banned for botting"...it would not need a week till that would be spreading all over the WoW-community and most botters would stop immidiately.
    It's a fact that the market is currently being plagued with pet-dupes...that the BGs are crowded with bots and that the AH prices of gathering mats are at a level where it only makes sense to farm something if you use a bot(cause the mats are that cheap that you can earn 3 times as much in the same time by just doing dailies instead of gathering mats).

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomchicken View Post
    The only thing that you've said that has had any logic is you saying you're thinking of quitting, because that's really the only option if you actually want Blizzard to hear your "feedback."
    I'm not THINKING of quitting. I'm quitting. I cancelled my account about 5 days ago. It's not because of this mount....this mount would just be another one in my collection that I wouldn't use for anything but show-off reasons once a year(simply cause I like my mounts to cover as little screen as possible and make as little noise as possible. That's why I'm either using the headless horseman mount or the disk). But that Blizz is forcing that kind of stuff more and more is one of the reasons. I just think if you pay a full price for a game AND an additional monthly fee then there should simply be NO micro-transactions involved(that counts for CE or Blizzcon tickets as well. If a CE or event is not good enough that people buy it without of you adding ingame stuff, then you should rethink how good your CE and event really are instead of throwing ingame items at people to lure them in).
    It's too much about making as much money(not content) as possible with as little afford as possible in the shortest time...which fosters an egoistic elitist community(it's up to the game designers how the community will play the game. They choose which players they want to have. I'm tired of players that always claim that it's not Blizzards fault that the community is as it is. Blizz is as responsible for the environment as they are responsible for the number of bots and servers.).
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    They only made the Shop to compensate for the lost numbers from 12 million - 7 million(?) they gota make that money back some how,otherwise its just bad business,while i dont agree with the Shop i know from a business standpoint why they did it,simply put if we still had 12 million subscribers we wouldnt have the Shop we have now.
  1. Help ol Gil Out's Avatar
    Ahahahaha
    AHAHAHAHAHA
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wow, $30.
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    They only made the Shop to compensate for the lost numbers from 12 million - 7 million(?) they gota make that money back some how,otherwise its just bad business,while i dont agree with the Shop i know from a business standpoint why they did it,simply put if we still had 12 million subscribers we wouldnt have the Shop we have now.
    LOL....you know that the shop was introduced around the peek of WoW-subscriptions, right? Just like adding crazy prices and pets for online Blizzcon-shows.

    If other games can survive with 1-2Million subscribers why doesn't Blizz manage that with 7 millions...and why did Blizz manage that during classic? It's not about survival...it's about greater shortterm profits. If they would really need it, it would be an entirely different story...
  1. Fincher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomchicken View Post
    There's a grand total of 8 mounts currently in the store out of about 280.
    Luks alright in the grand scale but if you compare the recent development you have this: 5.4 Added 5 new Mounts to the game (Mostly reskins of other Mounts)
    From the Store/Advertisment side, you got the following mounts addedread Raven Fey Dragon, Iron Skyreaver, Warforged Nightmare, and the Hearthsteed. Blizzard also already made the Grinning Reaver to be released in store soon, and the Stormcrow as an advertisment for when Heroes of Storm launches.

    So from the recent 13 Mounts you get 6 by playing WoW and 7 by doing something other than playing WoW. How do you think doesn't take away from gamers?
  1. Die Hard's Avatar
    Greed is strong with Blizzard. If they put the players first ahead of greed they would made this mount obtainable via gameplay, whether some hard achievement or raid boss or profession made, whatever, its obvious what they prefer, easy money. As long as players buy this crap they will never stop making them, on the contrary, shop mounts seems so popular that they even encouraged them selves to raise the price to ridiculous $30, most games dont cost this much not to mention game that you initially buy, pay monthly sub and pay for all expansions. Not sure what disgust me more, blizzard's greed or players who encourage this behaviour.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paflodder View Post
    Spending money on a content dead game is not very wise .
    The money of the 7 million lemmings would better be invested in games that make content for their players .
    That way new design and gameplay would benefit from the bucks spent . Spending cash in wow is like rewarding standstill , lazyness ans greed .
    Just my 2 cents
    .

    Very good point. Well said I agree whole heartily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goretex View Post
    A mount isn't exactly content.
    I feel like you do not know what content is.
  1. Arewn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by IIamaKing View Post
    Very good point. Well said I agree whole heartily.

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    I feel like you do not know what content is.
    True to the point, a mount isn't "playable content". You don't "play" a new model. Such things might be considered "content enhancers", as they're used to make the overall experience better, but don't bring anything doable to the table on their own.
    One might sub-categorize these "content enhancers" (which may also include things like new rewards, or sound assets) under the umbrella term "content", but I think it's safe to say most people aren't referring to that when they use the word content.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arewn View Post
    True to the point, a mount isn't "playable content". You don't "play" a new model. Such things might be considered "content enhancers", as they're used to make the overall experience better, but don't bring anything doable to the table on their own.
    One might sub-categorize these "content enhancers" (which may also include things like new rewards, or sound assets) under the umbrella term "content", but I think it's safe to say most people aren't referring to that when they use the word content.
    You can cherry pick and add qualifiers like "playable" if you like, but a mount is content. Is it the same as a quest line in terms of gameplay? No, but it is still content. To a mount collector a new quest may be seen as a "content enhancer" as it gives him something to do with the content he cares about(mounts).

    Really just splitting hairs though. Resources go into making these mounts. Pushing them out when players are waiting for the longest period ever for new "playable" content is shady.

    But in the end I do not really care, I unsubbed a while back and nothing I have been seeing is drawing me back only pushing me away.

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