Thursday, April 15, 2010
Waiting To Buy Something Just Took On New Meaning...
I just had to see what everyone was talking about today, so I went to the Blizzard store to see if the rumors were true.
The Celestial Mount is on sale for a cool $25.00, and apparently there are a whole bunch of people waiting to buy them. I got in for a wait time of 8 hours and 120,000 or so people waiting before me. That's about $3,000,000 (Three Million) bucks worth of orders that I quickly exited the que for. I got it later on when things were less crowded.
That's more people then there was at the original screening of Star Wars at the Centenial theatre back in the 80's. Well, I was first in line for that, so this made me feel like I was in a completely different state from the start of the line.
Anyway, I don't have a problem spending a few bucks to get stuff for a game I love. At least these are optional, and not required for you to enjoy the game. The only thing I was less then pleased with is that you can't get the speed of 310% unless you have at least one other 310% mount. I think for that much cash, you shouldn't have any restrictions, but that's just me.
A lot of people don't like the microtransactions, and many do. I don't have much of an issue with paying to get something if I happen to have the money, and I can actually use it for something. The pets are okay, but they are hard to use for anything except standing around, at least the mount can be utilized all the way from 20 to 80. You still have to buy the training, but the mount works at level 20.
Someone said it's just a different skin for an already available mount. Ummm, better not tell the car companies about this, or they might start using the same idea to sell more cars! GM, Pontiac, Buick, Chevrolet would just die if they knew you could reskin a chasis and make money! OH NOES! Please, that is just a silly arguement.
That's all I got!