Thursday, April 22, 2010

Get On My Horse.

"The people behind World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, struck gold this week - literally. In the past, they have occasionally offered limited-edition virtual pets for sale in their online store. Pay Blizz some real money, and you can have yourself a seriously cool pet on the toon of your choosing. This week, the geniuses introduced a new Celestial Steed, which allows you to "travel in style astride wings of pure elemental stardust." I'll admit that the steed is pretty cool looking. But I can't see paying twenty-five real dollars for it if I was already paying fifteen every month just for the privilege of playing the game. Apparently, one heck of a lot of people disagree with me, though. Blizz is reporting that in the first four hours that the mount was available they made an astonishing two MILLION dollars just off of that pet alone. That is over eight-thousand smackers per minute."

It does look pretty though.


genvinout said...

it does! i'd pay over like, TWO HUNDRED for it. no, i wouldn't, but it is kinda cool

Strabo said...

Why don't they just sell top level characters then? Just pay $200 dollars and stroll around in a level 80 character of your own choosing with nothing left to do, see, collect or buy. Wouldn't that be fun?

I'm sending them an email. I might make them millions.

Word Verification: exhole

Kuoke said...

"Two hundred dollars"?
Seeing how it literally takes months to get a level 80, it should be in the thousands (as equivalent to what you could earn in real life, with a real job.)