I really don't care since they are only cosmetic.
I usually don't do a lot of hating or complaining, but seeing the price of these helmets really tipped the scale for me in my decision to stop playing WoW.
So I've frozen my account and uninstalled the game. Not in anger or rage, but in a very thought-through decision. I don't want to support what Blizzard is doing and where they are going. I feel like they've completely lost their way.
I feel this way about all of their games, even Starcraft. HotS was way too easy (finished it on Brutal easily, something I didnt manage with WoL and still havent) and Diablo 3 was a complete disaster.
Hearthstone only continues this terrible trend, by being a game completely based on microtransactions. I don't support that, so I made a choice. I have a hunch that the pricing in Hearthstone will be pretty bad, considering they've priced 1 helmet to 12 euro. In Guild Wars 2, 12 euro's will get me a lot more than 1 item, and GW2 doesn't even have subscription. Blizzards high pricing is nothing but greed.
Money gained from these will far outclass money put into creating them. A talented team of modellers could put up three such models in matter of hours, while it will likely earn couple million bucks in revenue. Even if just 1% of playerbase purchases any of those three, it's $100k+. And there will be lots of players buying all three.
I am taking the side of I don't want microtransactions in a sub based game
Don't really care about them. Would like to own it, but 12 Euro is a rip off, IMO.
15 Dollars is really steep for just one item especially when compared to other cosmetic gear in MMOs though this whole discussion is gross and overly simplistic. It doesn't impact gameplay a bit and anyone afraid of this turning into raid gear being bought is just outrageous.
I really don't care that blizz sells cosmetic items in the store (not a fan of the helms because I personally think they are ugly)
In all honesty though I wouldn't care if they allowed you to buy your character level gains or even the newest full tier set (just not the heroic version)
(used to be against it but truth be told gear is more or less disposable these days and it clears blizz just considers normal modes a minor step toward heroics.)
The helms look really cool, I doubt i'll spend money on them tho. as for the whole idea of pay2win, I really couldn't care less. Unless the day comes when I need to use real money to buy raiding/tier gear I don't care. Blizz isn't forcing me to spend real money outside of the sub fee, so I can still play the way I want. Earning the gear through farming and grinding raids/reps/dailies what have you.
I'm half expecting the next store update to start popping up reminders about daily deals when you log in, or implementing the dreaded "lockbox" scheme. In a way, the store already has "keys" for sale with the purchasable charms. Maybe they'll create some method of purchasing in-game time with money, ala PLEX or REX or Krono.
Price is high, but they're simply cosmetic and don't affect gameplay in any way.
The second Blizz sells anything with stats on it, I'll be upset. But cosmetics? Pets? Mounts? LotRO does it and I don't see folks up in arms.
Yea I'll pass on all 3. 15 bucks for -one- is a blatant rip off. 15 bucks for all 3? Maybe. I just kinda see it as a slap in the face given all of the T-16 armor sets are sub par (In my opinion) in design and wow these show up gee, that's nice.
Reading through this thread I can tell that people clearly don't understand what "pay2win" means. How is buying a transmog item giving you a leg up on anyone else in the game?
Oh, that's right: it isn't.
The more things Blizzard sells on the store the more money they have, they can then turn that money into new content.
I'm on the "I really don't care, it's the same as the mounts and pets - something cosmetic that has no effect on anything other than the visual side - besides I find all the helmets ugly and therefore wont buy them" side.
Amazing sig, done by mighty Lokann
I suppose I'd be on the passive side.
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