Ever since Lil' K.T. and Pandaren Monk debuted at the Blizzard Pet Store just a week ago there has been a lot of discussion about this new "cash for pets" concept. Many players, like me, think this is an inexpensive and fun way to add cool critters to our collections. Others have balked at the idea of spending real money for virtual companions.
Blizzard's Tom Chilton discusses the new Pet Store in the latest episode of The Instance podcast. According to the interview, the Pet Store was meant to be a direct way to buy pets, in contrast to the way TCG loot pets are obtained. Hey, compared to the going prices for TCG pets, I'm sure we'll all agree that Pet Store pets are a bargain! There is also talk of possibly bundling an in-game pet with a plushie sometime in the future. Now how awesome is that?
Pandaren Monk — Sold Out?
Finally, WoW.com reports that the Pandaren Monk has apparently sold out in the US. We expect that this is a temporary shortage until Blizzard can generate more codes.
UPDATE: Pandaren Monk is back in stock and available for purchase!
Blizzard Pet Store Update
November 11, 2009