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10-11-2011 @ 6:08PM
They could use this model as a new means for a gold sink as well.Say, you can buy the pet from the pet store for $10, or you can buy it from an in game vendor for, say 15k, or whatever.They could further that with other pet store items as well. Find a good balance of gold/cash and make both options available. So, those without time, but means can purchase the pets quick and easy from the pet store, and those with more time and less means, or just a ton of gold, can buy them from vendors.Granted, it won't line blizz's pockets with free cash if they did it that way, but it would even out that market, make them some cash, and provide a reasonable gold sink all in one.I only care about pets on one toon, so really the boa/boe thing is a non issue for me, that said I do have an issue spending RL money on in game shinies. It's simply a matter of principle, if they were $1 each I'd still rather buy one with in game currency given the option. If these show up on AH's for 10k or less I'll likely buy one, any more then that I'll just wait it out. 10k seems reasonable to me, as I've spent far more then that on other pets, and hell the time invested for some of the more rare in game pets if considered in actual RL time/hourly wage sort of thoughts is substantially more costly. At the end of the day though, I can reconcile my wasted time in game with a choice of fun, where as spending RL money on stuff takes a level of delusion I haven't quite mastered.
10-12-2011 @ 5:06AM
If they want a gold sink, they could just make the pet only purchasable from a vendor. Also selling it for money dilutes that effect.
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