I own several trading card mounts/pets, and a few blizzard store ones too.
I paid money for some, gold for others.
I purchased these mounts/pets over the past 11 years because I liked the design/model looks.
So patch 8.1 drops and the in game strider npc models have been “updated”.
I also own one of the rarest mounts in the game, the Swift Shorestrider (8 times rarer than the Swift Spectral Tiger), which I bought for about 70 dollars on a tcg selling website several years ago. (It sells for about 500 dollars now btw).
I bought this mount for it’s pretty, blue/orange color and looks, looks that I thought were permanent.
Well guess what? Apparently blizzard can change your cash PURCHASED mount’s/pet’s model design anytime they want, even if you paid thousands (e.g. Murky, Spectral Tiger) for them.
Not cool Blizz. Not cool.
Customers specifically buy your store and licensed trading card mounts for the look that they have AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.
If I would have known you were gonna/could alter my purchases any time you felt like it, I wouldn’t have bought them.
I bought the original mount model. I OWN THAT MODEL.
So blizzard how, in good faith, can you take that purchased model away from me?
It is unfair and misleading and, frankly, bad business.
You don’t sell somebody a Porsche and then change it into a Gremlin…
So please, in good faith and fair business practices, revert my Swift Shorestrider back to the MODEL I PURCHASED.
And just a heads up for all you Spectral Tiger owners: blizzard is planning to change the in-game npc tiger models soon too. Who knows what will happen to your purchases…
PS- I did submit a ticket regarding this and the GM basically told me he felt sorry but couldn’t do anything. Told me to “Submit it as a Suggestion” lol