Update: Transmorpher Beacon has been hotfixed to a 1 hour cooldown, up from 10 minutes.

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New In-Game Shop Toys - Transmorpher Beacon and Faction Fireworks
The Lion's Pride and Horde's Might Fireworks and Transmorpher Beacon are now on sale for $10 on the in-game shop.

For a limited time, 25% of the proceeds will contribute to the year’s final LAN event prize pools for the Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon International.




Lion's Pride and Horde's Might Fireworks
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
What’s more satisfying than vanquishing a worthy foe in honorable hand-to-hand combat? Planting an explosive in their freshly felled corpse, that’s what! Light up the sky above a recently defeated enemy player with these reusable fireworks and send an unmistakable signal to the other faction.

Through October 15, 2019, 25% of proceeds will contribute to the year’s final LAN event prize pools for the Arena World Championship (AWC) and the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI), with a guaranteed minimum prize pool of $500,000 USD ($250,000 USD for each event).


Fill the sky with faction pride
These fireworks given you an explosive new way to declare your allegiance when you encounter other players, whether it’s on Battlegrounds, in the Arena , or out in the world . Simply plant the fireworks on the corpse of an opposite-faction player, stand back, and watch the sky.

Variety pack
Once your firework ignites, it will randomly explode in one of several faction-themed patterns. “Ooh!” at the Lion of Stormwind. “Aww!” at the emblem of the Horde. “Oww!” at the blade of your mighty axe.

Everyone gets one!
The toy will be yours immediately after completing your purchase. Both factions’ fireworks are included, and you can reuse them as many times as you wish. Once activated, the toy will be applied to all current and future World of Warcraft characters in the same region on a single Blizzard account.

Transmorpher Beacon
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Play Like a Boss!
The ethereals have a twisted new trick up their sleeves, and they’re ready to traverse the nether to help you spread some chaos and confusion on the battlefield. Use this beacon to summon an Ethereal Transmorpher who can turn you and your allies into some of the most fearsome foes Azeroth has ever known.

For a limited time, 25% of the proceeds will contribute to the year’s final LAN event prize pools for the Arena World Championship (AWC) and the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI).

Through October 15, 2019, 25% of proceeds will contribute to the year’s final LAN event prize pools for the Arena World Championship (AWC) and the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI), with a guaranteed minimum prize pool of $500,000 USD ($250,000 USD for each event).

Transformation lasts 20 minutes, and stays active in combat and after death. Player characters can be transformed once every 60 minutes.


Walk in Blackhand’s boots
The Ethereal Transmorpher will temporarily change your appearance into one of dozens of random epic foes you’ve faced over your adventures. Will fate grant you the form of Grand Magistrix Elisande, or the shape of shadow-twisted Ner’zhul?

Your own legion of evil
Once summoned, the Ethereal Transmorpher is willing to alter the shape of everyone in your party or raid group, should they so choose. Form a group of friends and turn the tables on your foes in your next dungeon run.

Everyone gets one
The Transmorpher Beacon will be yours immediately after completing your purchase. Once activated, the toy will be granted to all current and future World of Warcraft characters in the same region on a single Blizzard account.
This article was originally published in forum thread: New In-Game Shop Toys - Transmorpher Beacon and Faction Fireworks started by chaud View original post
Comments 396 Comments
  1. Tyron's Avatar
    Ok, this is getting out of hand xD
  1. Valrysha's Avatar
    $10 lmao what a joke
  1. DeadDest's Avatar
    What's the transmorpher beacon do?
  1. fatgunn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadDest View Post
    What's the transmorpher beacon do?
    lets you transmog i think
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    ok, now they are literally out of their minds.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadDest View Post
    What's the transmorpher beacon do?
    summons an npc that changes your appearance for 20 min.
  1. jackofwind's Avatar
    Down that slippery slope we goooooooo.
  1. smegmage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadDest View Post
    What's the transmorpher beacon do?
    Make your bank account smaller at the cost of $10 and your dignity.
  1. DeadDest's Avatar
    Ok, an on-command Transmogifier is worth 10 bucks. Sucks for engineers though cuz now they have 1 less thing they can reliably sell. And you can use this xmog guy in places where you cannot mount. Which is nice. Convience toys r cool.
  1. Faroth's Avatar
    And this is to help fund the prize pools for esports?

    Wow....
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadDest View Post
    What's the transmorpher beacon do?
    "change your appearance into a variety of powerful creatures" according to the details.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyron View Post
    Ok, this is getting out of hand xD
    Why? Because a company is putting up ways to fund prizes or their business practices? Guess every Girl Scout selling cookies, every run of popcorn from the Scouts, and every school that sells snacks are just money hungry cash grabs, right.?
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Why? Because a company is putting up ways to fund prizes or their business practices? Guess every Girl Scout selling cookies, every run of popcorn from the Scouts, and every school that sells snacks are just money hungry cash grabs, right.?
    The company is already funded through a variety of different sources (and isn't exactly short on money). $10 for a single toy is vastly overpriced.
  1. Valrysha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Why? Because a company is putting up ways to fund prizes or their business practices? Guess every Girl Scout selling cookies, every run of popcorn from the Scouts, and every school that sells snacks are just money hungry cash grabs, right.?
    This is a buy to play, subscription based game.

    If it was free to play, and not the two listed above, nobody would care.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    This is getting absolutely stupid now.

    "Record breaking profits".... can't even fund their own esports prize pool without begging for money from it's playerbase.
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    And so it begins...
  1. telygroar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Why? Because a company is putting up ways to fund prizes or their business practices? Guess every Girl Scout selling cookies, every run of popcorn from the Scouts, and every school that sells snacks are just money hungry cash grabs, right.?
    Sure, when you dont pay every month for the said scouts ?
    Btw, waiting for the effects of these one ; if it's a slighty better version of flag toy it can be okay, like a black market flag of victory for cash. For the transmog guy, if it offer real special/unique transmo, i will be REALLY disappointed.
  1. Brocksley's Avatar
    I am glad they are finally doing this. The esports tournaments really needed it.
  1. City Pop's Avatar
    Nope, no thanks.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    It's actually pathetic how fast they are shoving MTX into this game now. Since August we've had 2 mounts, a crap promo with a Blizzcon ship reskin, that stupid "see you later" bundle which was just basically "buy our stuff before it goes but we will most certainly return it someday" and now this?

    Seriously how the fuck can they keep doing this? This was supposed to be a record breaking quarter for them. Why are they going full on greed mode?
  1. LolFrank's Avatar
    Time to swipe the card when I get home to support this toxic microtransaction behavior

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