I for one am totally for 100% cosmetic items offered for cash...let them add revenue that way NOT things like the realID grouping premium crud. Makes their profits/investors happy, makes people that like and buy the stuff happy, does not affect gameplay at all.I think it's an awesome looking mount, I'm just not sure I want to shell out $25 for it. I might get one I might not but i"m not buying one today anyway :PAlso, I'm kind of weird I guess because the number of others that have it don't affect whether I like it or not, I actually despise mounts that are kept for the high-end pvp or pve-ers. If it's just a normal mount with some extra armor slapped on I don't mind so much, but lately I've been feeling pretty irritated that so many mounts are tied to raiding or rated pvping and they aren't just armor added anymore (reference the recent 4.2 threads), I'd like a chance at the vanity items too please!
RAWRThe Winged Guardian looks great.
I bought it last night and am very happy with it. I was getting a bit Dragoned out.After flying Dragons so long it was hard to ride any other flying mount. For me anyway.This is a great alt to my Dragon mounts. Well worth 25 bucks.~A
Just got mine and have to say I love it. Way better then the Celestial Steed.
Heh, the Lion looks awesome with a gnome on it.
Honestly, I would never pay $25 for one in-game item, but what really pisses me off is the fact that this mount looks MUCH better than the hundreds of crappy "new" (re-skinned) mounts we get in-game. At least the Invincible mount looked 10x better than the Celestial Steed, but this mount...It looks too good. I wish Blizzard would put as much effort into the in-game mounts as they do on the online-store ones.For that matter, I'm still confused about one thing: Why doesn't Blizzard just put mounts like this in the game? Because they put so much work into it they think we should have to pay extra for it?
because blizz is a successful business and they intend to keep it that way. Purchased luxury items will always be better. It makes money. Why wouldn't they try to make more money?