Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vanity gets spotlight attention in WoW

Well, I did it. I actually did it. I bought the in-game vanity pets from the Blizzard store.

(Yeah, and shame on me for direct copy&paste of the Blizzard store pics)

Now, at 10€ per pet, you might be asking if I'm out of my freaking mind. And you are a bit right. And also a bit wrong.

At 50% revenue going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I saw little reason why not purchase the Monk pet. Heck, I even gave it as a gift to my girlfriend. Lil' KT... well, that was more of a spur-of-the-moment deal, felt like trying out the "evil" pet for a change. ;)

Reasons of the purchase aside, I'm writing this because I'm truly intrigued at 2 things: 1) the future of this service and 2) the 50% revenue on the monk deal.

In regards to the 1st point, I do see this thing taking a mind of it's own. Some people just like to collect pets THAT much. To them, everything is a potential Pokemon that needs to be caught, studied and duly cataloged.

In regards to the 2nd... it makes me wonder though. 50% revenue from these things is a lot, to be fair. But that "a lot" could be a whole lot more if they upped the percentage a few points. Especially considering that this deal is only until December 31, I don't understand why Blizzard didn't just make all revenue go to the Foundation.

Ah well... maybe it's just me. I better hit the sack... since the only real reason why I'm still up is that my sinus attack is keeping me awake. It was either this or a nonsensical rant on the PC delay of CoD:MW2... yeah, cause that would really, really sparkle a lengthy rant! :D

I'll see you around! ;)

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