This is just dumb, I mean with the other pets at least for your $10 you will get the pet for ALL your characters, and now you get it for just one for the same price?if it attaches to your account afterwards or even becomes BOA this would be ok but this is just retarded
This is a really bad decision. I'd rather it remain Bind-on-Account, I love getting these pets for all of my characters. Now if I want it for more than one character I have to shell out more than $10. Stupid decision.
That's... so cute T_TI shall refrain from giving my opinion on this being tradeable, though - hot topic, it appears.
I don't have a problem with adding another $10 pet, especially if it matches a mount, that's cool.I don't have a problem with making it tradeable in-game. They already do that with some TCG rewards.I don't have a problem with making it a one-time use thing. It'd be hard to have a tradeable item bind to battle.net account from inside the game.I DO have a problem with it being a one-time use item while keeping the price at $10. It's just another blatant example of Blizzard seeing how far they can push the "Official" RMT envelope. I don't plan to get it regardless, but the fact that it probably will still sell well despite the price, makes me afraid of it setting a bad precedent.
I haven't been playing WoW enough lately to justify spending money on this pet. However, I do have enough gold on my main to probably pick this up at the AH. I have never bought or sold gold, but I have bought TCG items for gold, and I don't see this as being much different (other than being more accessible and cheaper).Honestly, if blizzard keeps releasing items like this, it will pull a lot of teeth out of the gold trading market. Why risk your account and credit information with some shady website, when for 10 bucks blizzard will let you pick up an item that will sell for 5k or 10k gold? Plus, it should make people who have been complaining about having to spend real money for game pets very happy.I don't think it's a bad idea.
It does feel like many of Blizzard's practices are moving into a grey area of potentially shady money-grabbing. I did feel that it was pretty much okay, but I think further moves like this one are becoming more and more risky.If I'm not mistaken, this (however indirectly) constitutes buying an in-game advantage (of gold - which can be spent on BoE epics, for example). This directly conflicts with their original comments about never selling more than just cosmetic, vanity items.Does this matter though? The game is still the best MMO out there, with top-notch end-game and great levelling. I'm certainly not going to quit the game over this move. I doubt anyone else is. And if some people who play the game can get more joy out of it by buying (indirect) gold, then fair enough - let them.At the root of it, though, I am still surprised to see this sort of selling in a subscription-based service. I guess it could be that the game has gotten bigger - and rather than hiking up monthly premiums by a few pennies for each of us, they are looking for alternate revenue. That's fine, as long as it's always going towards top-quality games.It's not even primarily a subscription based service any more anyway. Players can play entirely for free up to level twenty, with few restrictions. Levels above that can be paid for separately, along with a bunch of other vanity items, and now (indirect) gold (and likely more later). Last I checked, that's extremely similar to how LotRO works.
I actually think this is a good idea. It provides a legitimate way for people to get a blizzard store pet ingame without having to shell out the cash, or technically breaking the ToS with under the table deals that could be scams. I'd like to see more of this in the future and a possible price drop on the cost of the pet since it is only for one character. Though I suppose I'd much rather spend a few thousand in game gold for the next pet for my girl rather than spending the money. Just my opinion on the matter.
15k tops on my server, more would make buying the pet online cheaper
Gold-for-cash supply curve shifts right. Market price of gold falls. Chinese children starve. Blizzard, won't you think of the children?
Pet won't affect gold market for more than a few weeks as stated above, and it certainly won't affect the rich TCG loot market which is silently allowed by Blizzard
its sad how bad the economy has gotten people will throw a hissy fit over an OPTIONAL 10 dollar charge and lets not pea around the bush this is a legitimate way to buy gold 90% of the people who buy the pet to sell it at least at launch that is the only purpose this pet will serve once it is no longer worth to sell then people will keep it for them self's
Plus to those saying this is "buying gold from Blizzard" this isn't even introducing any money into the economy. Its using already existent money and distributing it throughout. If Blizzard were selling gold it would introduce thousands of gold into the economy with no leash. This literally doesn't produce any gold at all. It simply distributes already existing gold. People not having to spend real life money for in game items is bad?