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10-10-2011 @ 12:20PM
On the one hand this is very lame because if you have alts you have to buy one for each, not like the BoA pets and Mounts there have always been. On the other hand, you will be able to buy them for gold so you can still get them for all your alts... if you are willing to pay.Also, pay for an item with real money and sell it for gold? Pretty lame way to sell gold in-game.
10-10-2011 @ 12:37PM
Yes and no.If we have to have gold buying, this is definitely the way to go: by making it a commodity that you purchase, especially one that is consumed on use, Blizzard dodges the problem of inflation resulting from a massive influx of new gold.
10-10-2011 @ 1:25PM
Probably the only reason I ever bought any item from their store was that it was BoA and could be used by all my toons. This item is not only not BoA but can be sold or traded for gold :( This may officially stop me from buying anything else from the store ever, regardless if it is BoA or not. I feel like I have been slapped in the face.
10-10-2011 @ 1:35PM
it's not selling gold at all.it's selling a one-use commodity that can be traded around.there's no gold generated from buying it, when you sell in the auction house.as the currency already exists in-world it's more of a 'gold redistribution' than a 'gold sell'.hunh. redistribution of wealth. in my MMO?i can dig it(having recently redistributed almost 10k into my own pocket selling a razzashi hatchling....)
10-10-2011 @ 1:49PM
@djsuursoo:It's absolutely gold selling.Read the FAQ: "While our goal is to offer players alternative ways to add a Pet Store pet to their collection, we're ok with it if some players choose to use the Guardian Cub as a safe and secure way to try to acquire a little extra in-game gold without turning to third-party gold-selling services."It's selling gold indirectly at an undefined and fluctuating exchange rate, but it's gold selling nonetheless.I do think it's a clever way to do it; it manages to put in gold selling without introducing huge amounts of new gold into the economy.
10-10-2011 @ 3:33PM
I agree. A major selling point to me is that my main pet collector gets the pet and all my alts. That way the "collector" gets it for the collection and then some poor little alt has a nice pet just for the enjoyment without the extra money and effort.
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