As for these specific items: this is what Blizzard has done for years. They experiment. And this is yet another one of the experiments that they are doing. They are not (as yet) offering "pay to win" items -- at least not for us in the US and EU -- and most likely won't until such time as the payment model changes, which isn't coming any time soon.
As for the double dip line of thought, here's another way of thinking of it. Fans who love this game that plan on playing for a long time to come may want one of these items because it not only looks cool, but helps support the company that creates one of their favorite games. Those that see it as merely a cash grab probably won't buy it. People upset over the cash shop in general shouldn't support it. Either way, these are cosmetic items and shouldn't impact your game play all that much, other than having some players with new looks.
Blizzard is not one for moving quickly down the slippery slope, and they will be looking at the feedback they receive. So instead of fighting each other here, it would be much better to jump on the WoW forums and speak your mind to the CMs and devs over there. And any way you look at it, in the end the power of your wallets will help shape the overall opinion of these new items and tell Blizzard whether we want more or none at all.
1st sign of any in game store adverts and rng boxes, i'm out
Hence the reason it's taken so long for Blizzard to give you a free service, or so everyone expects.
Pay to win...what? Did blizzard ever mention any type of ultimate goal? I don't think so.
Keep lying to yourself and believe that stat gear on pet shop will change anything....it's just your personal goal that gets ruined. Just like pet collectors got pissed off, then mount collectors, now dress collectors. As long as they only ruin the goal of one group the others will always say "hey, it's no big deal". Your point is "hey, as long as it's no stat gear it won't matter fpr game balance"...and when we get stat gear they will say "hey, everything else can be bought for real money, so why should stat gear be different...as long as you can get similar gear by raiding."(it's already happening in BMAH, by the way...you just didn't notice).
The strategy is called "Devide&Conquer" and it isn't exactly new.
I think its VERY obvious now that there is no more REAL content coming in MOP after 5.4. But it looks more and more likely that the "content" that is gonna be added is in form of paid for micro transactions. And after hearing from some of the ppl that were in Irvine - they are prepared for pretty much anything to happen with this ingame store.
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i love that everyone is whining.....lol
even though it doesnt really affect them at all
i love how they whine when a company tries to make money, keep the whining coming, shows how moronic you are
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