There are new items up in the Blizzard store, nice looking hats that can be used to change the appearance of any helm you own, for any character, no matter the armor type.

I feel the price is a mite steep, but they’re mighty nice looking hats. Who’s to say how they’ll do until the folks in game have a chance to vote with their wallets?

I’ve given Blizzard a bit of a hard time over the store, and that’s not to say I’m opposed to the store at all.

I’ve said it before, a Cinder Kitten for $10? Sweet animations, endearing appearance, so cute you almost don’t mind the third degree burns fro cuddling one on your lap. SOLD!

Yep, I’d like to see the Blizzard store do well, and help to keep the game going on at the same high level of quality we’ve all come to expect and enjoy over the years.

That being said, I’m a bit concerned over these items they released, and the price point they’ve set.

I think I’d like to see something a little fancier, a little flashier, but with a price point to match.

This is just me talking, but I’d like to see a new mount in the Blizzard store, one that would have the lore admirers among us sitting up and taking notice.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking.

“Another mount? Don’t we have enough ways of getting from here to there? And that bat mount, whew, well, let’s just put that behind us. We won’t go there.”

I know.

But I have a thought on a new mount that would truly stand out from the rest.

A mount that already has the art assets in the game, a mount that would be fun and would actually fit with a hard-earned (once upon a time) reputation grind and associated title.

I’m talking about your very own best buddy, Kil’Ruk the Wind-Reaver.

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Many of you will remember our good friend Kil’ruk the Wind-Reaver. The first of the Klaxxi Paragons that we Awakened from stasis, he stood up for us before the Klaxxi Council, and has carried us to our daily work for as long as we have served the Klaxxi in our honorary role as Wakener.

For months we have been able to approach our friend Kil’ruk, and ask him to take us to where the action is. And each time, he has obliged, a Wakener and his Klaxxi.

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A case could be made that Kil’ruk could and should be made a mount available for those Exalted with the Klaxxi, but there is already a mount at the Klaxxi Quartermaster, the Amber Scorpion, and a lovely ground mount it is.

But Kilruk, ah Kil’ruk. Always the pragmatist, he was willing to plead your case to the Council, but when they told him to execute you, well, tough luck pal.

This isn’t someone that just travels along with you, carrying you from village to township out of friendship. There has to be another reason for his service to be placed at your command.

I think a solid chunk of cash slipped to the Elder Gods of Blizzard to earn his undying service sounds about right to me.

This is something I’d be happy to see in the Blizzard store, Kil’ruk would go great with the Wakener title, and I’d think he would be an appropriate buddy for the low, low sum of $20 or $25 US.

I also think it’s an item that would be a fun trend to see on the store.

Imagine it, a series of epic-level mounts tied to reputations or titles we’ve earned in the past.

Can you imagine the crazy lengths you could go if you started with the goal of designing an epic-level flying mount suited for a cash store to go with the “Guardian of Cenarius”, or the “Bloodsail Admiral” titles?

And considering the gold we had to drop for it way back in the day, I think a nice, pretty golden mount to go with “of the Shattered Sun” would be appropriate, wouldn’t you?

Give me my own flying schooner to go with Bloodsail Admiral, and I’ll take my tall ship and find a star to sail her by, have no fear.

7 Responses to “WoW, I’d Buy That For A Dollar!”
  1. Tesh says:

    You had me sold at “my own flying schooner”. Yes, please.

    • Theodoxus says:

      ding ding ding! I’ve wanted a personal zeppelin since the first one started flying outside Orgrimmar. Even a dingy with a small balloon I’d take. Maybe make it a 3 seater, ala the mammoth mount – a three person flying mount. /drool.

      Better than the hat with the bird, by far for my BSA title…

  2. Kemonojin says:

    “Get achievement pay more money” would irritate me more than the current ‘pay money, get cosmetic stuff’. Especially that MUCH money. It’d be as bad as the guy in Dragon Age Origins who hangs around your camp saying “I really need your help, Grey Warden, my family’s keep has been overrun by darkspawn! Go buy the DLC so you can help me!” (Apparently in so many fourth wall breaking words. I have the version with all the DLC included, so I didn’t see it myself, but I have seen people complaining about it…)

    I’d honestly rather they start selling gold. Or make the items available with both in and out of game money, if you can earn enough in the game you can buy the thing, or you can pay for it in the store. I’d pay 25$ or so for the new vendor yak.

  3. Ming says:

    On the subject of Kil’ruk, have you read the new WoW short story? http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/destination-pandaria/faction-stories/death-from-above/1

    • bigbearbutt says:

      I have, and it is great. I love the way it ends with you and Kil’ruk together, and the way he reminds you that he learned from the hawk, the lesser race, and that he’s learning from you now… And without saying it, reminds you what he did with the hawk when he felt there was no more to learn.

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  5. Andrew says:

    I love the Klaxxi – their dispositions are so funny and refreshing. :) I haven’t looked at the 5.4 stuff to closely, but I understand we’ll be fighting the Paragons. I will be so sad if we end up squashing him. In my opinion, the mantid would have made one heck of an awesome playable race, and they really aren’t any more evil than the Forsaken (who, let’s face it, are pretty out-and-out pure evil).

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