Play D3.Sell items on D3 AH for $With those $ buy Guardian Cub.Sell Guardian Cub on WoW AH for gold.Profit?
I dont have a problem with this being tradeable, what I do have a problem however is that it only affects 1 toon as oposed to all toons past present and future in your account.I certainly hope future mounts they release will not follow this pattern and be available for all toons on one's account.I paid 12k gold for the winged guardian presicely because it would be a good looking mount for every single toon in my account. If it was a 1toon only mount there's no way in hell I'd pay that much for it.
I can see it going for alot of gold on the auction house in the begining but later on being worth very little.
It's worth noting that there are important distinctions between this and other forms of gold-selling.1. The conversion is one-way. You can convert real money to gold, but you can't convert gold to real money. This is important because it means that it doesn't create a financial incentive to hack other players' accounts and steal their gold. It won't facilitate the activities of account-hacking gold sellers, and may actually take the wind out of their sales by creating officially-sanctioned alternatives.2. It doesn't introduce money into the economy, the way it would if Blizzard were to sell gold directly. In fact, if the items are sold on the AH, the AH cut will act as a gold sink.
I never liked the trading card game as I have no interest in the game but still desire the benefits. Sure the mounts and I assume some pets are able to put in AH, but I don't have hundreds of thousands of gold to buy them all up. And the prices on eBay for the real life version to unlock them with can be exorbitant and potential scams. I would particularly love to have a Tyrael pet from some Blizz related thing that happened somewhere once, forget what, but I'm not about to shell out $200 for it.I like the blizzard store because the prices were cheap. Maybe not so much when you think of what you're getting for it, but when you compare it to what ebay would try to sell it for, especially if it was in limited supply, then yes, very much cheap in comparison.But part of the thing that makes the trading card game loot so expensive is because it is a gamble to get it. You can buy packs and packs of cards but never get that loot that's worth 400k in-game.This is similar, yes, but it's just different enough to make me cringe. I expect the first few days the price will be high, much like the elementium geode when Cata first came out... but then the supply will outweigh demand and you'll see people wasting money on the things getting only 100 or 200 gold for them each.And they'll keep buying them until pretty much everyone has them, a few people are a few gold richer, and a few people are several hundred dollars of real life money poorer.And that will be sad.I am a huge pet collector. But for this one, I plan to wait until the price has dropped low and reached a stable point, then I'll buy it in-game. Why waste my real life money?I've bought every other pet and mount on the Blizzard Store, even payed for a virtual blizzcon ticket last year (mostly to actually see blizzcon though, the pet was a bonus.)But this one I'm not going to buy, especially if I have to buy it for each of my pet collecting characters.It's possible for an account to have 50 characters. Previously, $10 got you a potential of 50 pets. More, if you consider that if you delete and make new characters you continue to get the pet for every new character you make.I wouldn't even mind the tradeability if it weren't for the fact that it's still one-character-only. That itself makes it not worth my real life money. At all. Again, I'll just buy it in-game when and if it becomes affordable to do so.All they would have to do would be that the 'on use' item, on use, disappears and is replaced with a BoA item that is what actually teaches the pet. You'd still be limited to your realm unlike with other Blizzard Store pets but hopefully void storage could be used to send it to other characters across realms, along with the blizzard bear and onyxia whelp that I have sitting on only one of my character's banks.
Oh look, another thing for me to not spend my precious money on. Nice try Blizzard.
I have bought vanity pets in the past from the Blizzard Store, especially the charity ones. If this pet is not going to be Bind on Account I will not be paying money for only one of my characters to have it. So once again Blizzard are showing that they are thinking of money first and their customers a very bad second. Apart from giving their gold farmer customers more to play with.
Well I really like the looks of this pet, and maybe, maybe I would even be tempted to buy this little fella (for in game gold of course!) if it weren't for the fact that I would be painfully aware that all this hard-earned gold would go to someone who just basically (and thanks to me nonetheless) bought himself/herself some extra gold with real world cash. But it's ok as long as Blizz can pretend that they did this so that people can give this pet to their friends as a present, and not to laundry some real cash into in-game gold, while using *us* as washing machines.
While the buying gold option is legit, the more annoying one is what if your a pet person who just wants this pet for themselves? Is there an option that just lets you buy your typical BoP item and get it with all your toons like current ones? Having to buy additional pets would be pretty weak.
I'm unimpressed by the winged guardian. I'm unimpressed by the guardian cub.Now, if Blizzard made a sparkly pony pet, I'd be all over it like the rash under Santa's beard.
In regards to the BoE vs. BoA thing, I can't say that I got all that much use out of my BoA pets on any toon other than my main. Sure, I'd put theme appropriate pets on my alts- Lil'KT on the DK, Griffon Hatchling on the Dwarf Pally- but I bought them primarily for my main, who is my pet collector. If they had been just for that toon, I would have still bought them.And while I agree that having a single item from the pet store tradable might not have too much of an effect on the gold-selling market, releasing a new one every couple of weeks would. Some MMO's release new pets, mounts and vanity gear (they might have been paving the way for this with the transmog) every week. It doesn't usually have this rush of "OMG, new pet- everyone get it," that the wow pets do, but there's a lot of variety. I imagine that if WoW started dropping a few items on the store each month, and they were taradable in-game, that would kill the black market gold business.
You know, I have all the other Blizzard Pet store pets...but going to skip this one; if it was a one toon use for BoA, I'd be all over it, but not willing to shell out more then 200 bucks to get them for all my toons.