In before people complain about how this is basically a legal cash-for-gold item (it technically is). Honestly, I'm OK with it, since I'm too cheap to spend real money on items in the game.
How much 10 dollars cost in gold, for Blizzard?We'll soon discover.
So if you want one of these for all your toons you can expect to pay a lot. I think Blizz should make the item BoA once you learn it yourself so you have the option to trade it to friends or learn it on all your toons.
Important to note the point that Blizzard is NOT selling gold - they're creating a market similar to Diablo's AH, where players sell gold to each other. The distinction may be minor, but for matters of inflation, significant.
A quick google search gives the impression that $10 is worth about 10,000 in-game gold.
Feeding the Cash-Cow and nothing more.There is no real justification for that to stop in-trade scams when they are ripping off their customers.It should cost about 2$ not $10 considering for the collectors its only a single character as opossed to all of them.Instead they should take a leaf from how they handled TCG items in that you redeem at an NPC.However upon the redemption it should offer a one-off choice of a single BoE or per character BoA.So if you want one of these for all your toons you can expect to pay a lot. I think Blizz should make the item BoA once you learn it yourself so you have the option to trade it to friends or learn it on all your toons.Didn't see you reply before I posted and I think thats a great idea.On-Use effect converting an item to BoA.
I totally agree! if you look at it in terms of cash for pet... the first ones (e.g. Lil' Ragnaros, the Pandaren Monk) convert to 50 account pets for 10 dollars. where the new one is a flat 10 dollars... i smell money making scheme... LOLz
So I guess this means that winged guardians can reproduce, somehow lol.
I like how they work just fine, boo on Blizzard!
It should cost about 2$ not $10 considering for the collectors its only a single character as opossed to all of them.Agreed. There's no reason a one-time use item should cost as much as an infinite (in a sense) use item. This is an awful cash grab.Since the introduction of the Pet Store, many players have been asking for ways to get the companions we offer there without having to spend real-world cash. Why don't they take a page from LotRO's book, and let us use, I dunno, our achievement points for that?
I actually prefer this. I do agree it should be much cheaper though.
money whoring here
Although I like the new companion's appearance (3d model) the 2D photo for it looks so much like those stupid internet ponies that have been spreading around like wildfire lately. I can only think they either have a 16 year old boy on there that visits anonymous image boards to much or needs to grow up when they designed this.
Blizzard, nice scamming attempt, NOT.
In a way, blizzard is just doing what players have been exploiting for a year plus now.Old way:*player buys pet**player spams trade, selling code for 10,000G**all the buying player's characters get pet*New way:*player buys pet**player sells pet on the AH**only one buying character gets the pet*
I don't like this idea but I don't see a "BIG" problem with blizzard selling gold. I think they should just do it straight up. If blizz sells there own gold it they could stop gold farmers and most account hacking all together. Most every thing at end game isn't sold for gold now and hasn't been for a long time. So it wouldn't make rich people better players and even if it did they can buy gold now. It would just make things like mounts and pets and funny looking gear easier to get and blizz can sell it cheaper then anyone they make it after all so $1 could = 1000 gold
So I guess this means that winged guardians can reproduce, somehow lol.this again? bro, there's also a mini kelthuzad pet, a mini ragnaros pet, a mini XT-deconstructor pet, and other equally imposible pets as well.That doesn't mean Kelthuzad had a baby lichified, or that ragnaros got some leid, or that the XT boy had a boy-boy.Blizzstore pets are NOT canon. Heck, some of those mounts are hard enough to fit in a canon story as it is.
A quick google search gives the impression that $10 is worth about 10,000 in-game gold.I somehow doubt it. The actual winged guardian mount costs 25 bucks, and yet I bought one with 12k gold. Its highly unlikely that a pet that costs 10 will also be worth 10k.Then again, scammers will be scammers.
It's so adorable!
How much in game gold do people think this will go for?Cheers.