The butthurt is strong in this thread. On topic though, OP I think is trolling, no pun intended. He saysMeaning OP was aware of their existence before hand, probably watched the videos etc. If not, the resources were more than easily available to preview the item in game (WoWDB, Youtube Videos, etc). Not too mention, videos and images of these helmets appeared in the 5.3 preview stuff originally. For what they are, I don't mind them, and they're a 1 time purchase. They get mailed to all current and new characters on an account - Did you know most other costume items in other games are only by character, not account?when I came online today and saw that these new helms were available for purchase
Buy it if you want it, if you're not sure there's ample ways to preview the items before hand, and if you don't want it, don't buy it. The concept is as simple as it can possibly be, but people are up in arms for the sake of being up in arms. It's ridiculous, really. People are acting like spoiled brats "WAA THIS OPTIONAL ITEM I DONT LIKE NOR DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE EXISTS, WAA." Sorry, but that's all I see. This thread should be locked really. Someone made a mistake that was easily avoidable and came here to rant about it. If you like it, you like it, if you don't you don't. Simple as that.
"Is it a crime to know the truth? Is it sin to reach for those things which you fear?" - Schwarzvald
Bad luck, if you were so blinded and bought them... enjoy your money badly spent!
And yes, the butthurt is strong in this thread.
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Unfortunately, you're wrong. The card game codes, blizzcon giveaways, promotional items and the fact they've been selling a limited number of pets and mounts for years now shows you how far off the mark you are.
Well, I never intended to buy one anyhow...I just wouldn't go as far as cursing missfortune on people for offering or buying them. They are as "meh" to me as the mounts and pets were.
I bought all 3 earlier, the flame one goes very well with some of the warlock sets, especially the T2 recolour and I'm looking to build a transmog set around the ice one for my dk. As mentioned before the hood doesn't go very well with anything I've tried just yet. Maybe a mage set will mesh nicely.
I'm also hoping Blizz release a few more, I'd like one that goes well with some of the other classes. I'm also hoping they're intending to release more mounts in a shorter time frame in the shop, as the time between releases has been huge up till now.
Rofl. You can get entire armor set skins in GW2 for ~$10 USD. $15 for just a helm (that IMO aren't exactly that great looking, I've seen them in game)? Not for me. I have oodles of better looking helms in-game that I can choose from.
It shouldn't be a huge secret why it costs $15. Just like character transfers, blizzard prices things so not everybody will buy it. If it was $5, I promise you half the population would have this item overnight. Thats easily disposable income territory. $15 however is not. Whether they don't buy it because of price or they don't see the value in it, it controls the amount of them in game (to an extent). Yeah it looks bad on some races like panda for sure. I agree the fade in/out on the skeleton helmet should allow some level of control (like a clicky on the item thunderstrike style). I really don't think the topics of money grab and individual wealth are condusive or relevant here.
I wonder what the former titan devs are doing currently. definitely not armor bugfixing though.
I've not had a single issue with this helm on many different races, but it might just be the way I'm looking at it or how it fits into my transmogs. The effects are much better when it fades in and out, makes it more eerie and animated.
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Not only does this triple-dipping it set a dangerous precedent but it's basically the same sort of cash shop that many free to play MMOs employ just to keep their heads above water. WoW is a special case since it's the only MMO that can actually ask for more money from their subscribers and still retain them. The mounts and pets over the last few years were just testing the waters of this, and now that subscription numbers have somewhat stabilized again they're putting the micro-transactions into full swing.
Every new mount, pet, and piece of armor added to the Blizzard Store takes away more prestige from the game. Character progression is the winstate of all MMOs and for many people that used to mean earning your rewards and reaping the benefits, which for WoW mainly included the best looking gear and mounts. Being able to buy those with real money is a huge detriment to the game which devalues the efforts of all players.
It saddens me to see what this game has turned into and almost makes me ashamed to say I used to put so much time into it. Quitting just before MoP came out ended up being a great decision.
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The armour has no stats, it's for transmog. The experience buff is nothing, really, it's nothing. 100% doesn't get you to 90 in an hour.
You quit in MoP and continue to post on a WoW forum about the game, how pathetic. Just go away, lol.