No Problem At All
No Problem With The Sale, But Would Like To See The Profits Used For Content
Don't Care, People Can Spend Their Money As They Wish
These Mounts/Pets Should Be Free For All Subscribers
I hadn't seen that statement before. It does make me curious as to how many people are involved in actually creating the things that go into the Blizzard store.
To be honest, it's not like Blizzard is hurting for cash. I'd be rather surprised if they weren't looking for more programmers and designers, if that's the issue. Limited resources is a very vague term, I doubt it means money, but perhaps they really are spreading themselves too thin. This probably started happening when they got working on their Titan project. I'm sure that plenty of time and money goes into D3 and the SC2 expansion, as well, but things seemed to be all right until they got Titan really in the works. Hopefully, whatever it is, it'll be stellar, if they really are pumping the lion's share of resources into it.
As to folks like us buying mounts and it hurting other areas of the game...dunno what to say about that. If it's true, then it hurts us as well. But I don't really see a solution. I doubt there's going to be a boycott on something like this.
Anyway, again, thank you for actually posting your thoughts without calling folks suckers, that's the initial reason I started jumping on your comments.
Once you go troll, you never reroll. -heard on cynicalbrit.com. Epic.
I do buy "GOTY" editions which come with all DLCs packaged with the game, as I consider these complete games. But I'll never buy DLC for a new game, as I don't want them seeing my revenue coming from the sales of incomplete games.
Pets are OK imo but mounts are something people can be "proud" of and when they sell one that more visually appealing than say.. the mount off Heroic Deathwing then that's when the problem starts for me. No, I do not have the Heroic Deathwing mount, mimirons head or even the onyxian drake to "show off".
It's just A slap in the face to people who put the time and effort into getting an awesome mount in-game to just have it upstaged by something like Heart of the Aspects. This mount should have been obtainable in-game through some pretty hard achievements*cough*gloryofthedragonsoulraider*cough* or a boss drop.
Way to ruin awesome models to earn yourself more money blizzard.
i'm still laughing at the folks complaining about blizz selling mounts and noncombat pets for cash... and that "my monthly money should entitle me to it"... WoW's been 15 bucks a month since release... and it's stayed that way through economic turmoil, surging energy costs, inflation, etc... if people are willing to pay money for little extras in game that have no benefit outside of looking pretty and it keeps my sub price the same... i'm ALL for it....
Personally I don't much care. I bought a couple of pets, 20 Euros for a mount? Not really. They are out to make as much money as possible from WoW, fair enough - it is their franchise. In the end I guess it works for a lot of pl - more than are disgusted or quit about it or they wouldn't keep doing it.
Other companies have IMHO "crossed the line" however - selling pets that loot for you, extra large bags or transmog items (Aion, in case you wonder)
these mounts seem to be a bit i dont know unfinished. The guardian looked cool, but the golden dragon... a Chinese dragon with wings that has legs that cant touch the ground... I sort of like it, its nice, but not $25 nice.
Oh limited resources... ok some quick facts.
Firehawk the mount from Firelands that you can get ingame has:
The new dragon mount from c-shop has:
The countless re-colored drakes should be in the Blizz store for like 10 bucks.
Celestial Steed, Winged Guardian, and Heart of the Aspects should be drops/achievement awards.
That's my opinion.
Its sad , wow is slowly turning into one of those f2p with real money shops. Blizz putting more effort in a store mount then into a in-game boss mount .
and 25$ ? wow
i will restrain myself from commenting on the people that buy them
but 25$ ?
Logged to do my daily 5min routine and all ogm is full of them . Some guy was selling them for 50k , i WOULD buy one for 50k but then people will think i bought it with real money , and i dont want that :<
I think MoP will bring items with in-game effects that u can buy for real money .
They're greedy soulless monsters for not handing me everything for my 15 moneys a month!
But seriously, I'm fine with them doing that. Don't want it? Don't buy it. Want it? Then buy it. Don't have that much money on hand at the moment? Save up for a little bit. Want it but don't want to buy it? Maybe hint at a friend or family member that you'd like it as a gift.
It's not rocket science.
Unless it's a rocket mount.
Edit: It would have been cool if they were available as achievement mounts though, like some people have said.
But hey, Blizzard is a huge fucking company and if they can make some profit on stuff like this, then good for them.
I still think currently the best game on the market is WOW. And I'm very close to think it's the very best computer game I have ever played in my life. And I have been gaming for like 30 years now.
I'm just very sad they are moving the best designers in the industry away from WOW.
If they want to make money from a mount (again), that's up to them and I don't care. They're a company, not a charity institution. My opinion? It's fine, I don't have to buy one, and it doesn't affect my experience in the slightest. People really should stop caring about what people they will most likely never interact with in any meaningful way buy or not.
Would have been cool if it was an achievement reward or some rare drop, yeah. But it isn't. Deal with it.
We dont have to pay to have additional content. Beside new expansion, I will be really angry if I had to pay for a new dungeon, a new class or something that add to the content of the game. But I really dont care if they sell some "esthetic only" things like mounts. They not change the content or the gameplay of the entire game and I dont have to buy them to enjoy the full game.