The new transmog is completely 3D, more work was put into it than the entire tier sets of BFA, there’s earholes custom made for every race (something players have been asking for since blood elves were released…)
So, what happens when they start adding more transmogs into the cash shop that you think are cool and you have to pay $20 for? You’re not going to be able to go do a fun quest chain to get it, you’re not going to be able to farm dungeons to get it, no achievements or fun in-game methods…just give blizzard $20 or be spend your in-game free time farming gold to pay for cooperate greed.
Items should all be obtainable in-game whether it be from fun quests, achievements, drops, etc. and other enjoyable in-game methods. (No, wasting your time farming gold all day is not enjoyable…so if this is your suggestion, kindly move on)
Obviously it’s not going to kill it in anyway, It just makes it worse. I think Blizzard just trying to sell things like this to make the most money vs. making a fun amount of in-game content revolving around getting the set and future sets is just a huge disservice to their fans and honestly a slap in the face because everyone pays a premium price monthly fee and a expansion fee for them to make us fun in-game content…not work on selling us stuff we’re already paying for them to make.
Imagine if they charged $30 for heritage armor sets instead of the fun engaging quests we go to do to that gave us more story about each race, can anyone here honestly say “I’d rather spend $30 and just get it than doing a fun 10 minute quest!”
The official youtube video from World of Warcraft on the transmog set has 17k dislikes to 2.4k likes…people aren’t happy about this and we need to continue voicing our opinions like we did 7 years ago when they tried to add transmog items to the shop. We got them to stop then, we can get them to stop now.
I think another terrible practice is they do this right before an expansion releases and people can formulate an opinion on whether they actually want to play it. They’re not happy with just taking people’s expansion money and keeping it even if they quit, they want $80 out of everyone, too.
If the expansion is bad, Blizzard wins. If it’s good, blizzard still wins. It’s just bad practice in my opinion, people should be able to know whether the content they’re paying to play is going to be fun before paying for it.
On top of that, they added it “for free” because they know the last time they tried adding transmog into the game, 7 years ago, they faced such backlash they claimed they would not add anymore. They’ve also released it for “free” and manipulated the fanbase into defending them adding transmog because it’s “free” and people are actually falling for it thinking all future transmog in the shop is going to be “free.” or something.
The continuous adding of in-game items to the cash shop is just blatant cooperate greed. Just like last year when they made MORE than they had projected, yet still fired over 800 employees…that’s not a good business and the fact that anyone’s willing to defend them and their practices is sad.
WoWhead just datamined that the transmog likely was supposed to be for a murder mystery questline…so not only did we literally possibly lose fun content, we’re getting charged $20 for it instead…cool.
Things we’re charged for:
Almost yearly expansions ($60-$70)
Monthly premium sub price ($15)
Max level boosts ($60)
Faction change ($30)
Race change ($25)
Name change ($10)
Character transfer ($25)
Guild faction change ($40)
Guild name change ($20)
Guild realm transfer ($35)
Toys ($10 ea)
Mounts ($25 ea)
Transmogs ($20 ea)
Pets ($10 ea)
This is my opinion and you aren’t going to change it. If you’ve read this and started warming you fingers up to argue, go somewhere lese. This isn’t a “get me to change my opinion thread” you will not.