If I ran Blizzard I'd have had buyable sets out for years already. Gimme dat $$$$$$$
Why is there even sides to begin with.. ooo its a piece of transmog gear, that gives you nothing but a cool look.
So I side with who gives a flying ***k.
I'd say they are wasting time on this, when they should focus on the game itself instead. It is just being extra greedy, especially for the price they are operating with.
Eventually more and more time will be put into developing stuff for their store as well, when they realize people will buy almost anything, and pay a hefty price at that.
Hooray for cosmetic stuff, it can only mean that Blizzard is dropping the subscription at some point.
Don't really care for it. Definitely not against it like some others are.
To me, it's just there. People are going to buy it, for sure, and you'll see them walking around the towns or in LFR. Whatever. I see people transmogged in all sorts of things. Give it 2 weeks and no one's going to care that someone has a flashy helm any more, it'll just be more of the same.
I'm on the side of people who think this is just the start to sell the best looking items for money and start using more excuses that the design teams are 'hard' at work on other projects. Soon to come to the Blizz Store: Cool animations for your gear sets. Unlock it now for only €25,-!
That being said, am I going to buy a transmog hat? No. Do I care if someone else wants to throw money at Blizz for a transmog hat? No. Does it affect my game any? no. People need to get over the cash shop. If people feel its a good purchase then more power to them. Play the way you want to. Let's stop all this fake drama over the cash shop and move on with playing the game. There have always been stuff you could buy in the cash shop and none of them are required to play.
It feels like TF2.
I remember playing it and i bought one cool helmet i always wanted for like 5 bucks. Im going to DL TF2 again i miss my Pyro.
Whats the next item to enter the shop? Dyes for 15 bucks each 3 uses? Because hey atleast it doesnt have any stats on it! Let those arguments go wild because this game is getting closer and closer to the centre of the black hole. No escape out i swear.
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OP spells at Ashran? Based on faction population? Yes, WODs gonna be the most awesome expansion ever! Propably gonna hit under 4 million sub mark.
I have no issue with any items available for purchase with money. The pets are probably great value infact and if you want an XP boost I have no problem with that either and btw, an XP flask is nothing to rage about, since you have been able to buy exp boosts (via RAF) for money for quite a long time. This merely makes things a lot simpler, no need to dual box which certainly places a constraint. Aslong as items remain as vanity items or non-max level convenience I'm okay with it.
But, these helms are absurdly over-priced. I was never going to buy one, I just feel that it is very very wrong. I can honestly say I have never felt quite so angry towards Blizzard, I'm not even sure why since it doesn't affect me. I've seen some people argue that they like it having a high price to keep a level of prestige attached, that's a right laugh. Celestial Steed was really prestigious wasn't it? Oh wait it wasn't and no one dares use the thing now without being ridiculed.
What if they are popular and Blizzard decide to make a full matching set, they gonna charge 12 euros for each piece then? That's a lot of money!
..and yeah, not entering that contest out of principle.
It is just to expensive imo. A whole set, well, you could think about that. but just a helmet? Make it available through some means ingame, then you can go with such a price, who doesnt want to invest the time can pay. but that? uncool.
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I would like to see how many of those 'against' would not post on a giveaway promotion from mmo-champ out of protest.
I don't like the direction they are heading to but I wouldn't join the giant shitstorm. I'd prefer to have access to all content within the game in a game with a subscription fee but I won't quit because of this minuscule "mistake" of theirs.
Nevertheless I think the price is way to high for such little effort.
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I am seriously concerned that as more and more gear becomes available in the blizzard store that the quality of gear (looks) in the game will either stall out or go down. All of the best looking Mounts to have come out since Blizzard started selling some have been from the store. Does anyone seriously believe that it will be different with cosmetic gear?
I'm on the side that really doesn't care.
Cosmetic item sales fund cosmetic items. Not the monthly fee. It's not like raid/casual content dev time is going into creating cosmetic items, so really there is no reason to care.
I've found all of the mount store mounts to be hideous. Especially the gold dragon. Looks okay on the preview page, terrible in-game. While a lot of the in-game mounts that have been added since the first store mount, I think are great looking. While I don't enjoy a lot of the newer tier sets and things in-game, there is no indication that the quality is lower, just that the art style is one that I don't really enjoy.
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I think they should be way cheaper, like $2.50 max. I don't really like any of them though either, so I'm not going to buy them. I don't mind them adding transmog gear to the cash shop in general, I just hope they add something better looking and maybe more casual wear instead of something heroic. The price is just stupid though imo.
So long as the number of transmoggable gear sets available in-game continues to be produced at the rate we have become accustomed to (tier sets + off-sets + leveling sets) at the quality we have become accustomed to (aesthetics are subjective) I don't care how many transmog items they add to the Blizz Store.