Waynebrady wrote:Over time more and more people will get it, but that number will still remain relatively small as the drop chance is still really low. If you look at the number of people who have it currently (on Warcraftpets.com) it's 1.2%. That's a really small percentage of people, so the demand for it is really high. Even with the changes coming down the pipeline we aren't gong to see Viscous Horrors everywhere, like we do with the higher drop rate pets from raids. Will there be more on the market over time, of course, but unless they're increasing the drop rate we won't suddenly see an large influx of them, enough so to drop the price significantly.
I think in a year or so that number will probably be closer to 6-8%, but even at that number the demand for it will be still be high. Rocket Chicken for example is a relatively rare TCG pet, and the number of people who have it is small (4.6%), even though the chance to get a card has increased (via the the new TCG set), and it being available now on the BMAH. I know Rocket Chicken is not the best example as you can't run a dungeon every week for a chance to get it, I'm just trying to say that even as they introduce new ways (or easier ways) to get a rare item, it will still be rare for you to get it. The price of Rocket Chicken has hovered in the 50-100k range for a long time, despite it being more available, because the chance to get one is still low.
Look at mounts from Heroic ICC, or Ony, you can easily solo those dungeons every week but the chance of a drop is so small that very few people have it. Caged pets are certainly different than mounts in that you can trade them, I just don't think there will be a lot of Viscous Horrors floating around suddenly because its easy to run, although because of time there will certainly be more available, just not enough to drop the price by 50k.
I am not saying it will have no value; I did say it will still fetch decent gold. No reason to continue arguing, since time will tell, but I do not think using the Rocket Chicken as an example is useful. It just simply is not the same.
I for one would not have bought my VH if I could solo/easily run ToT. Why? Because I do not mind running things for small chance drops (See my warrior who has ran MC for over 3 years now and has yet to get the Eye
Two undeniable facts:
As time goes on, the demand for the pet will go down.
As time goes on, the content will become easier and easier.
Aside from the drop rarity, the entire reason for the pets price inflation was simply that no one was running ToT normal/heroic anymore; that is going to change.