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  1. #201

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Herecius
    Epic retort, bro. Lemme know when you take off your tin foil hat.
    dude, I can always make new accounts ;D ;D ;D ;D

  2. #202

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    ITT: 14 year olds with no understand of economics.

    and a strange hatred for charities.


    http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Sargeras&n=Beargarden

  3. #203
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    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Bought the monk only because of 50% going to charity (should be 100% cheap bastards). Won't be buying KT though. Don't even want to know how much money they made on faction changes alone last week, now they introduce "the pet store."
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  4. #204

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    They should've released dance studio instead, lol.

    Or I could go with the usual elitist response of "WHY ARE THEY WASTING TIME ON THIS WHEN THEY COULD BE WORKING ON NEW RAID CONTENT?!?!?!!"

    But seriously, I think the whole donation thing is to soften the blow of a blatant money grab. But you can't really complain since money is going to charity.

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  5. #205

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Hey guys I made a $5 donation to charity today and a $5 donation to the development of a game that I spend too much time playing! The pandaren is win/win, I don't want it for my collection. I want it because it is a breakthrough in charitable actions. Kudos Blizzard, Dare I say it, This was a really really good idea.

    I hope the kid that gets to go to Disney World in small part thanks to my $5 donation has the time of his life.

  6. #206

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Everybody is acting like they're forcing you to buy these completely useless items. It's not like this is adding a way to cheat, like the games you can pay for gear in. It's a cosmetic item. Get over it, you don't have to have it.
    I don't really remember much whining when they added the TCG, where you're essentially paying for the *chance* to get a cool, useless item.

    And, while the money to charity is mostly an incentive, it is still going to charity. You're still helping by giving it. And 50% is A LOT for a corporation to give away.

    They wouldn't add a gear store; that would upset too many people, and would prevent a lot of people from joining.
    Let's Hospital.


  7. #207

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by hurrrr
    ITT: 14 year olds with no understand of economics.

    and a strange hatred for charities.
    Very very strange. Make a Wish Foundation is one of the coolest and best charities out there, right alongside cancer research institutes.

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  8. #208

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    seriuously, who think the pet cost them 50% of 10$ ?
    they may be give 90-100% to charity, 50% sounds like a excuse to make money for me :/

  9. #209
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    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    I saw this coming a long ways before now. First with paid transfers, paid name changes, gender changes, faction changes, & race changes (class changes soon). Now, a "non-combat pet store" where you buy in-game pets. This is the beginning. I predict within a year or so they'll introduce buying mounts, titles, tabards, guild name changes, etc. Then eventually they'll introduce buying gear, crafting mats, and probably "premade leveled" characters (if you pay extra the character will come with a set of gear). Buying gold from the Blizzard store might come about one day also.

    It's called forecasting trends, and it's easy to do. Just put $$$ as their main motivator.
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  10. #210

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    I don't care what anyone says. The pandaren pet is badass. He /bows and /drinks with you on command also. Although Lil. K.T. is kinda worthless. He does nothing but randomly spin his head.

    Yes I bought both, but it is only $20, $5 of it going to charity. Yes it is going to charity, we already know Blizz works with Make-a-Wish. Ephoenix anyone?

  11. #211

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderbarr
    Everybody is acting like they're forcing you to buy these completely useless items. It's not like this is adding a way to cheat, like the games you can pay for gear in. It's a cosmetic item. Get over it, you don't have to have it.
    I don't really remember much whining when they added the TCG, where you're essentially paying for the *chance* to get a cool, useless item.

    And, while the money to charity is mostly an incentive, it is still going to charity. You're still helping by giving it. And 50% is A LOT for a corporation to give away.

    They wouldn't add a gear store; that would upset too many people, and would prevent a lot of people from joining.

    see?

    back in the day:

    WOW:
    you paid montly and everything else you would get it by playing, the concept was that you pay and depending on effort that is what you get.


    FREE MMOs:
    you pay me nothing, only if you wanna be part of the cool kids you will have to pay to get cool items.


    today:

    WOW:
    pay me montly and I want more money, so if you wanna be a cool kid you will have to pay real money to us.

    FREE MMOs:
    stay the same, pretty much like WOW, but without montly charges.





    I just think WOW is getting way too greedy, but whatever.
    :'( kills me that WOW is not and will never be the same, never again.

  12. #212

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    what a rip off!
    The Pandaren coast 10$ = 6,5 Euro. Thats only available with Credit Cards.
    If you purchuse it in Eruope you will pay 10 Euro!!

    thats = Rip off!

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    Should be 100% to charity, disgusting move by Blizzard.
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  14. #214

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammonoske
    Yes I bought both, but it is only $20, $10 of it going to charity. Yes it is going to charity, we already know Blizz works with Make-a-Wish. Ephoenix anyone?
    I am happy that you bought both but only the Pandaren pet gives 50% to charity. So you only gave $5 to Make a Wish. But, that is $5 they did not have before, so I thank you. :-)

  15. #215

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by therightoforange
    I am happy that you bought both but only the Pandaren pet gives 50% to charity. So you only gave $5 to Make a Wish. But, that is $5 they did not have before, so I thank you. :-)
    ^
    THis is so dirty , Blizzard sending people to this forum to look good.

    what's next?

  16. #216

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by raiden55
    seriuously, who think the pet cost them 50% of 10$ ?
    they may be give 90-100% to charity, 50% sounds like a excuse to make money for me :/
    It's a service where they give you an item in exchange for money.
    There is no other purpose than to make money. Video games are a BUSINESS.
    If they didn't offer 50% to charity, people wouldn't be like "they should give some to charity!", but if they do offer 50% of it to charity people are like "give more!"
    Just be happy they're giving 50%, whereas most big business charities offer 1% and then brag that they give. It's an amazing cause.
    Let's Hospital.


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    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    I'd buy the pet, maybe both.. but i can't.
    Blizz store only accept credit cards. Crap
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  18. #218

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    Pandaren Monk ftw

    Blizzard is now taking virtual items to serious.... more profit doesn't make wow become better right now.

  19. #219

    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Rugus
    I work as a volunteer 4 days/week in a hospital to entertain and/or help children (2-5 years old) who had bad luck with cancer fight. Trust me, seeing a company such as Blizzard hiding a commercial action behind the concept of "charity" is just offensive. I find it offensive, for what I define "charity" and "helping less fortunate people".
    This is just dumb. How are blizzard hiding it? Find just one person who cant see that this is "commercial action".

    Everyone understands it. Its not that hard.

    Nothing is hidden. But do wish blizzard had your special superpowers to figth crime, save kittens and make up stupid shiat on the interwebz.

    The world would be a better place, if they keept all the money ...

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    Re: Introducing the Pet Store

    Quote Originally Posted by swiftfeet
    Oh lol pet store, what next? Mount store?
    Probably...

    Some of those kick ass pets that were found by this site a few weeks back are likely to be next on the Pet Store...

    Those being the Corehound Pup,Wyvern Cub,Gryphon Hatchling, and the Toxic Wasteling...

    It would make sense if they were all always contributing to charity, but no... seems like Blizz definitely learned from the Arena Tournament and Blizzcon Internet Stream... people will pay through the nose to get mini pets and other collectibles...

    IMO they should have left the mini pets for real money thing to the TCG...

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