If you are posting vaguely similar things, the new Darkmoon Monkey pet is at least a monkey, even if he's not as cute as Bananas. On the armory, the Gregarious Grell looks like an imp, so warlocks at least have a look-alike.The best place to find out about prices for loot cards is WoW TCG Loot.com. It also includes things like codes for pets from Blizzcon.It should also be noted that if you actually like collecting the card game, the Epic collections are guaranteed to have the common loot card from that set included (ie, Purple Puffer, Nightsaber Cub, Landro's Lichling, Landro's Lil' XT, Paint Bomb, Landro's Gift Box, pony/raptor whistle). They also contain 6 boosters, a playing mat, a deck box, and a nice long storage box with dividers for keeping your cards in. Epic Collections are usually about $30 each.And man, I wish I had known about the pet box before Cryptozoic bought the game. I have stupid amounts of UDE points sitting around because I already got the ogre suit and didn't care about tabards. Le sigh. And once again, I am reminded I should either redeem or sell all these miscellaneous loot cards I have sitting around. Work, work.
What I'd like to know - How viable is it to buy decks hoping for random loot cards for pets and mounts, and then sell everything else, including all consumables, any bop pets or mounts you already own, and the rest of the deck too?I have no interest in actually playing the TCG and I'd prefer not to waste too much money on it. If I can get most of the money back through reselling though I might look into it.
Thortok - Just like when trying to build a certain deck, you're better off buying the single card. Personally I love TCG Mounts, but the prices of them lately have been astronomical. 200k gold for a Battle Bear when I can just buy a Pureblood Fire Hawk + Firelord title for 150k gold from a raiding guild instead. Tough choice. =p With the advent of the Cross-Realm Raiding, we'll be seeing a whole lot of Pureblood and Corrupted Fire Hawks being sold. Like, a lot. =pThat's also something for some people to consider if they do get some of these mounts is they do tend to sell for a lot...so if you're set on gold feel free to learn them, but if you're just getting by, I'd recommend selling them. Check out the TCG Thread on the WoW forums for the ballpark price ranges.
I just thought it was worth clarifying the rules on buying BoE items and cards for gold and money. The information posted here is a little misleading.Any TCG card or the exact code written on the card may be sold for real life money and not in-game money.The code contained on the card, when entered into the Blizzard website, will produce another code you will have to give to Landro to receive your item.The code you can give to Landro or any in-game items can be sold for in-game money and not real life money.Source:http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2037896981#2.
Nice job :D
@Thortok2000 - I know that anecdote != data, but here's my personal experience after 6 years of collecting. If you buy a 24 pack booster box ($90ish), you will certainly get the most common card, maybe a 50/50 chance of getting the middle card, and still probably won't get the super rare one. My collection is 11,000+ cards, and the only super-rare one I've gotten is the ethereal trader dude. :(I don't know how viable reselling the other cards is - you are likely only to have one card per pack worth selling, and you will probably have to post it a couple times before it does sell. You'll be competing with hobby shops and stuff that buy the cards in bulk (and I don't mean 1 24 pack booster box, I mean they buy like 8+ booster boxes at a time). And while there are a couple epic cards that will sell for a fair amount, most of the rares and epics you get will be selling for only $1.50 apiece. The lots of 4 tend to sell better than single cards, too, since 4 is the number of copies you're allowed to have in a single deck.TL;DR - Excelion is right. As expensive as loot cards are, they are still less expensive than purchasing random boosters in hopes of getting lucky.
Excelion--updated that part, it's what I meant originally :) Thanks!As for my personal experience, I've paid between 70000g (Battle Bear) and 1500000g (Spectral Tiger) with most at 100k. I've been seeing Dragonhawks/Shorestriders on the server for 150k and I can't seem to make myself buy one, because that seems at the higher end of the spectrum for my server and they've got similar in-game counterparts.
1500000g (Spectral Tiger) omg i dont think i ever have that much gold
By the way, 2012 giveaway is closed, but I haven't seen winners announced. Am I missing something? It's been quite a long time.
I have always thought the Battle Bear was one of the most handsomest of mounts. I could die to get my hands on one!
I wish there was an alternate way to get those items like from blizzard store and you receive it for all your characters...Anyways, about "In-game Counterpart" I think you forgot some? Heres some that can be compared to some tcg items or close:Banana Charm = Darkmoon MonkeyInstant Statue Pedestal = Ancient Amber
If this was already posted, I'm terribly sorry. I was browsing sites, trying to find someone who was selling the WoW trading cards for a reasonable price. I managed to find one site in particular but I read a post where someone had said that it's not worth to buy the old UDE cards because you can no longer redeem them. Is this true? If so, what are the old UDE cards? I haven't collected any of the trading cards yet but I'm really debating on it. Anyways. Thanks and sorry I'm a newb at trading cards. >.<