Note number one! I’m on twitter, to make it easier for people to know when there’s updates on the blog. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/Shadesogrey
Note number two! Goodness, everyone’s in a flurry about the new pets you can purchase from Blizzard – some say it’s good business, and a LARGE number of people seem to think it’s selling out.
I like to look at it this way – it’s like buying the TGC, except instead of the random element where you don’t know if you’re going to get a loot card, or what loot card you’re going to get, this way you know for sure you’re going to get a pet. Absolutely guaranteed.
It’s also nice that they let people purchase them as gifts – there’s your Christmas present for the WoW gamer in your life, and it’s an inexpensive one at that. The other part that I like, and the reason I bought the Pandaren pet, is that 50% of the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. I’ve got no problem at all whatsoever with getting a nifty ingame critter, and donating to a charity at the same time.
What I wish, however, is that all the pets worked in the same way. Right now, if you buy Lil’ K.T., it’s just money in Blizzard’s pocket. But oh, the money they could be raising for charity if they pulled the same deal as they’re pulling with the pandaren – and there’s so many charities out there that Blizzard could be helping.
I’m not going to bother purchasing K.T. unless I see a notice going up saying that they’re splitting the proceeds with another worthwhile cause. Child’s Play? Toys for Tots? Medical research organizations? Heck, the ASPCA? Come on Blizzard, you’ve already got millions of people willing to drop money at your feet, how about using some of that power you’re swaggering around with to give back to the community in spades?