This is assuming you don't want the other loot cards tho
I still need all of the non-common loot pets (except for the Hippogryph) so I'd be happy if I got any of those you listed (plus Spectral Tiger Cub!
Oh, definitely. I listed the pets that I'd be happy to get too, which are the ones that still command fairly high prices on AH. But even if you add those all up, it's roughly a 0.23% chance to get one of those pets, ie you would expect to open 420 packs to get just one good pet loot. If you wanted to get a Spectral Tiger Cub from packs, it would almost certainly be better to just buy the original expansion: then you'd expect one in every 264 packs (0.38%). But at $2 per pack, it's a worse price than what you can get on ebay or tcgloot -- unless you feel lucky or like gambling.
Gromagrim wrote:Then I thought about it, and to be fair, these items are still being sold on the AH, so are still 'available'. I don't have the ethereal, tiger cub, rocket chicken or either kite, so I stand to gain from this change, I do wonder what effect it will have on pet prices.
The difference though is that the ones on AH currently aren't coming from a new supply: they presumably all came from the original limited supply of TCG codes. This is in contrast to ingame-available pets like Darkmoon Rabbit, where completely new pets are created from thin air every time somebody kills the DM rabbit boss. This is why Darkmoon Rabbits have trended consistently downward on AH as the expansion has gone on, and Spectral Tiger Cub/Ethereal Soul Trader have trended consistently upward. So by adding a completely new supply of Cubs/Traders, it's reasonable to expect that there will be a reduction in prices. *BUT* the magnitude of this reduction will depend entirely on how many new Cubs/Traders actually come from the new expansion: it might be only a few, which wouldn't affect prices much at all. And, there's another possible wrinkle: probably there are people sitting on Cubs/Traders who will panic as news of the TCG expansion gets out, and they may be driven to sell. If enough people decide to sell, it will also increase supply and depress prices (and should start to happen before the TCG even gets released).