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10-11-2011 @ 4:13PM
Personally, I could care less about the whole RMT aspect of this debacle but what gets me is... I'm paying $10 for 1 of these things whereas I used to be able to pay the exact same amount for a pet for all my toons.
10-11-2011 @ 4:23PM
Yep. And apparently there will be a few people out there who don't care that they are getting 1/50th of the product for the same cost. Basically like getting one potato chip for the cost of the entire bag. I have bought a few pets and the Winged Guardian mount. I will not even consider buying the new companion pet nor will I consider buying anything from the Blizzard store that isn't BoA. To me it is an insult to my intelligence as a consumer.
10-11-2011 @ 4:25PM
Exactly. HATE this, Blizz. How is THIS not the big angle of these stories? Or at least half of the story instead of a passing mention?
10-11-2011 @ 4:29PM
I concur. I don't want to pay 10$ for one copy of one pet when precedent states that I can pay 10$ for 7 copies of one pet. I definitely don't want to encourage them to continue to use this model, either...
10-11-2011 @ 4:40PM
This is my concern as well. I have never had a problem paying for the pets/mounts from the Blizz Store (for the record I have bought 2 of each - me and wife) because they went to all current and future toons. Now, I am being asked to pay $10 for 1 pet to go to one toon. I would prefer to have an option. For example, pay $10 for the BoA version to to go all toons, and pay $5 for a BoE version to sell in AH or whatever other use. As for the TCG pets, I own a few of those, and I have never paid more than $5 on eBay for any of the cards. - Just my opinion.
10-11-2011 @ 4:55PM
Meh. I would prefer to pay 10,000g for one pet I actually want than $10 for 7 pets I'd rarely ever see.
10-11-2011 @ 5:02PM
My point: I have two collector's edition pets, Murky, and the Core Hound pet. I only really use Murky on my main (Troll Warrior) and the WotLK CE pet on my DK.The Cata CE pet and Core Hound pet are nice to have, but I almost never use them. I mostly got them because I wanted the additional CE stuff and the authenticator. If I'm going to drop $10 on ANY pet it's because I really, really want it, and I have a specific character who will use it regularly.But if the Guardian pet rolls out the way many people are predicting, I'll be able to purchase it for much less than 10,000g, and maybe even purchase enough for all my alts just for the pet achievements. Never even have to spend a dime.
10-11-2011 @ 5:05PM
My wife and I (mostly my wife) have bought several Pet store pets, and sure, the BoA feature is nice, but when we buy them we buy them with one particular toon in mind and the rest getting them is just bonus, an achievement in the starter zone, and little else. Druids with hippogryph hatchlings are adorable, and dwarves with baby gryphons are cute. Paladins being followed by Lil' K.T? Not so much.Still, while there are people that will absolutely buy them from the pet shop for their own use, but more likely they will be bought with the intention to sell in the AH. They aren't going to be selling at the same rate as a Spectral Tiger. And really, it gives players that have more gold than they are ever going to be able to spend something to spend gold on, while giving players who have more disposable income than gametime a way to get enough gold to buy that doohickey they need to have a shot at the raid team.
10-11-2011 @ 5:12PM
I also have bought all previous pets/mounts but won't be getting this one because of the non BOA aspect. Would it be very difficult for Blizz to offer 2 versions of the pet when purchasing? A BOE one for those wanting to profit from gold sales, and a BOA one for those of us that have no intention of selling? Though I see their point about how TCG pets have always been BOE, those pets can be as cheap as $3.99ea, depending on your luck.
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