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.”
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.
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.
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.