I managed to buy this around 4am EST before they locked it up and I have to say the mount is pretty awesome. It has custom flying animation and does barrel rolls with jet trails randomly through flight. For me personally, it was worth the $25 I would have spent on 2-3 drinks going out on the weekends. People complaining about other people spending their own money baffles me. The server restarts are either to fix the error with people not being able to buy the mount, or they are going to be removing it from the store entirely. I'm leaning on fixing the bug preventing people from buying it since Blizzard released a video of it for EU servers earlier this morning.
It's $25 people. If you can honestly say you haven't spent $25 on something more meaningless in life, then kudos to you.
Yes. Because that is totally comparable.
In the end, I was not expecting you to go so low to imply that I would have the same thoughts. And I figured it would actually be in context of the game, or games in general.
Passive aggressive smiley in response to yours. Just out of courtesy.
And where is some new content for subscribed customers who pays monthly fee? /disappoint
Of course they need money because they are not pumping out any new content for the next 6+ months and they will loose a ton of subs. So buy a mount to keep them afloat....
I didn't imply anything. I just showed that it's a pretty bad arguement.
"I can do with my money whatever I want and if I want to let anyone exploid me then that's my choice." is a quite common stance towards things...as long as you are the one with the money and you get a penis enlargement(of whatever kind) for it. If you lose your job and your nice family-house cause there is some single dude selling his workforce for $1/h that is his right too(and he got the larger peen then cause he at least got work...you got nothing)...but I think you'd not celebrate him and his freedom anymore.
We are just walking down the wrong alley with that kind of arguement/attitude....but it's great for company managers.
That said, this is a mount I would consider buying if I played on a more frequent basis, as it does look pretty badass. Hoping it's not the only two-headed drake style mount related to WoD though as it would be a shame to see such a badass style creature be used for only one mount.
I hope this means that the WoD CE won't come with a mount, that way I won't have to feel the shame of paying real cash money for a mount again.
You can go that way with anything. It's not a fair way to refute an argument. At all. It's not even in-context. What would you say if I said "A serial killer once said something similar to your argument against store mounts or people buying them. Therefore, your argument is now rendered invalid."
It doesn't work. When you are arguing things, they are supposed to stay in-context. Telling someone his argument is bad because of some outlandish examples of people using something similar as a justification for their horrible crimes is just unfair debating, if you can call it 'debating' at all. Please don't make that mistake again.
I can't wrap my mind around an adult spending 25 dollars on this thing, and then proceeding to aggressively defend that guided decision on forums through argument. I am sitting here trying to imagine how a person like that can go through life not being taken seriously by anyone and being taken advantage of by everyone. Where do they live, how do they survive and why don't I ever met people like that irl. I have an easier time imagining flying unicorns tbh. It's one thing to splurge responsibly..
no game lasts forever and its a way to compensate for loss of subs.
i dont have a any issues with this, either you buy it or you dont, these mounts isnt even needed to be able to play the game, but i as others did hoped it would be avail with the first WoD pre-exp patch instead of so soon.
If you're wondering when we'll get awesome mounts we can actually earn ourselves in-game, the answer would be 'never'.
As long as people buy these things, the game can only decline. These are the drawbacks of a cash shop, good design suffers, because people apparently will pay anyway. Why design something so awesome and add it as proper content in the game, through some amazing quest line, or some new dungeon, or as a reward for some achievement, if people will pay 20 bucks for it instead? Now imagine any other item - xmog gear (there has been an experiment: why would they put awesome looking gear in the game if people pay for it instead?), exp potions (why ever make the leveling experience something fun and improve the issues it has, if people pay instead?)....
I do not understand how people cannot realize this and keep spending their money on this. I played a subscription game exactly because I cba with cash shop and micro transactions. I quit WoW (for now) for wholly different reasons, but when I look at this front page, my heart just saddens.
It's like we are all Red Jelly Beans in a Jar full of various colors. Every now and then they reach in and get a Red Jelly Bean.
We know we are in there, we can see the color, we just can't do anything to speed up our being taken out of the jar -- Jelly Beans can't speak.
This is seriously one of the ugliest things I've ever seen - looks like it belongs in The Flintstones instead of WoW. If I'd have gotten this as a bop mount in game I would have vendored it after I'd finished laughing.
Didn't Heart of the Aspects mount (yellow flying serpent) come out before Mists, being the first of the many serpent dragons available? So this is the pre-WoD early chimaera, so we should be getting more chimaeras in the future. I would bet most of them will not have the jetpacks.