I wouldn't buy it. Not because I couldn't afford it (I can) but because I don't care to spend that much on one piece of gear that will eventually get replaced. I wouldn't mind spending it on a mount that I like enough since mounts don't get eventually replaced with greens.
Make it so... less welfare is good!
Its not "easy" to obtain 250k, anyone who believes so is delusional.
Paying gold for levendaries isn't exactly compelling gameplay, but neither was the epic staff questchain going into firelands. In wich every range needed to wait out his/her turn in order to collect the needed mats.
I think, in all fairness, the people's mop levendary wasn't all that bad! Maybe now we can have 2 epics? One for pve and one for pvp. Each with their own beneficiary abilities.
What they also could do, is let you choose wich ability your legendary actually has. More aoe? Second cast chance? Chance on a npc that helps you out? The possibilities could be endless. Wich other words; a customizable legendary.
Most idiotic idea I've ever heard.
The sheer fact that we have people being so asinine as to split hairs over the exact definition of content is a sign that there isn't any worth discussing for non-raiders.
That would be silly as all hell and incredibly dumb as money making isn't something many do from what I can tell. If you gained the 250k as quest money, that couldn't be spent like real gold, then sure, whatever, still dumb.
But no... Only way gold should be used to purchase legendary stuff is mats for a quest or buying new capes and gems after earning them.
At least gold challenge mode requires you to actually play the game.
Peoples biggest complaint is the legendary quest is to casual.
You can be very casual, utterly crap at your class and still make gold.
As I said.
Terrible idea I am very glad you do not make any choices about how this game works.
No. I don't think I've ever had more than 30,000 at a time, and that was just after hitting 90. We don't need anymore incentives for people to play the auction house and jack up prices just to profit, or worse, to buy gold.
As for the gold sink portion I think a good portion of people would stop buying things from the AH unless they absolutely needed to which would hurt people who use the AH for money, even if they weren't going for the legendary.
Yes, let's grant the legendary in a game centered around PvE combat to those mastering the economic metagame best. Really great idea.
I'd pay 120k gold per character to skip the 2 months of grinding.
even if i had 250K, i would not buy it.
rather spend it on a mount or pet.
the cape you vendor in the next x-pack or be placed in the bank forever.
a mount you can use anytime.
Though they should make a purchaseabe " the incredibly wealthy" title for 900k