The Grouchy Gamer

Yeah, I'm cranky. That's kinda the point...

Darren is going to Blow A Gasket

Forgive me Father, it’s been almost 90 days since my last post.

A while ago, you might remember Darren over at The Common Sense Gamer losing his mind a little when one of the publishers had the audacity to ask for $10 for an in-game horse.  Well Darren is going to absolutely flip over this then.

Blizzard is selling a mount on the Blizzard Pet Store.  You can get your Celestial Steed now on the Blizzard Store for only $25 US.  What a deal, right?  I know Tarkheena is looking for her credit card right now.  I think they are going to sell a TON of these.  What do you guys think though?  How much is too much?

I still think that any of this stuff that is not germane to game play is fair game.  I don’t need it to craft, or to store items, or to access content.  It’s purely cosmetic.  As a matter of fact, reports are that the mount will scale to the speed of your fastest mount.  So it’s almost literally just a skin on whatever you already possess.  I’ll probably end up with one.  They are pretty cool looking.

There is some understandable Nerd Rage about this, but I go back to the fact that it’s an in-game collectible, and nothing more.  If Blizzard starts asking for money for unlocks, or crafting goods, or bag space, then you will hear more from me.  Until then I think I’m going to enjoy seeing what they come up with next to separate us from our money.

3 Comments

  1. I have no problem with Blizz selling this, I just don’t understand why anyone would spend money for it. It’s not like it’s going to be unique like some of the other mounts in the game.

  2. I just love this debate. I never knew that World of Warcraft had such a ethical & utopian fanbase.

    I can’t really imagine that while watching an episode of ‘Cribs’ on MTV you would checking will see a Celestial Steed along side the Lamborghini. You may think that Blizzard have charged too much for it but over 100,000 people disagree with you.

    The players are not required to buy this virtual item in order to play and it does not give you an advantage over other players who don’t have it.

    Bottom line:If you think it’s too expensive or immoral then just don’t buy it!

  3. I have no problem with Blizz selling this, I just don’t understand why anyone would spend money for it. It’s not like it’s going to be unique like some of the other mounts in the game.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

© 2014 The Grouchy Gamer

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑