After you purchase the pet, you'll receive a code that can then be redeemed on any World of Warcraft account via Battle.net Account Management. You don't need to redeem the code on the same Battle.net account that made the initial purchase – feel free to send the code to a "friend" as a gift.)
mandag den 9. november 2009
(Because im inventive) Whats thte big deal with purcha-pets?
This Issue has been up and about a lot in the comics, the forums, the blogs everywhere.
And its the new ability to buy pets with real life money. And it is a horrible idea.
Yet another short post.
Sure, the money goes to a great charity (for now), and well they don't do anything, so whats the harm?
Well, i'll tell ya: the fuzz is two fold (maybe even threefold)
"I has moneys!!! you has not!! I has cool pet because im rich and you are not!!!!" That is not the sort of game i signed up for and spend an enormous amount of time on. Skills, not bills please. Leave those wankers to the wanker games that provides the ability to brag about spending money on e-famed glory.
Why would anyone do this?? I mean, they are immensly cute, so i can see why people would buy em. But why would anyone at Blizzard do this? Does it make the people who buy theese things more happy with the company and the game they play? No. It just raises the question of 'why do i have to pay for this all of a sudden'. What it does do, is make the people who do not want to pay for this pretty damned pissed. So on a game that you are not loosing money on (in fact they are making buttloads) Blizzard actively chooses to ruin (well at least damage) theyr overall market value for a few measily quick bucks. Its a question of long term strategy- Do you want your consumers to spend as many £/$ on you asap or do you want to build up a brand name, that people will see and know that it stands for values they like and will buy. (in blizzards example, its about gamers knowing that this is a game made by gamers, for gamers and made with the highest quality as possible, release dates be damned.) In the last two decades (or there about) Blizzard stood for the ladder. Then Activision happened.
Now they are destroying a brand name, and the market value of this brand name must be dwindling. I know that my preorders of both SC2 and Dialbo 3 have been put on hold. (for starcraft permanently and for diablo im still holding my breath).
So for a short term gain they are gambiling with their long term success. And it wasn't as if WoW was a product that was costing them money.
Thirdly, this is the one I think most people will get behind me on (even if you do disagree with the above), and that is the fact that these new pets can be traded.
Yaaa!!!! Blizz has allowed for gold-selling.
I'll repeat: Blizzard has allowed gold-selling. Great. fan-fucking-tastic.
(How do I redeem a Pet Store pet once it's been purchased from the Blizzard Store?
Indsendt af Dwism kl. 01.31