But that's always been the case: the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth cost 20k at a time when the gold cap was ~200k - a number I never thought I'd be able to reach - i.e. 10% of the cap.Adumbledore wrote:Putting the price at 1m gold, though? That's putting it WAY out of reach for a good majority of people.
The Grand Expedition Yak costs 120k for a gold cap of 1M - another number I never thought I could reach - or 12% of the cap.
Putting this pet at 1M when the gold cap rises to 10M puts it at 10% as well.
And as to actually reaching these numbers? I've never been a hardcore gold maker, but started WoD with 200k, spent more than 1M in WoD alone, and sit at 500k right now. So unless Blizzard significantly changes how one can make gold (unlikely given the token), it will become easier to amass gold, hence also easier to buy that pet.
Would I do it? Not for a pet!
Interesting idea but then it becomes a bit like gambling the BMAH, and if the pet were cageable, Blizz would risk a rich-get-richer scenario.Adumbledore wrote: If they want to make the Mad Merchant really mad and interesting, what they should do is have the price change at random intervals so it could be 1m at one time, but the next time you come, it could be 200k. Or it could be 1.5m. You never know. Waiting to see what the price could be when it changes could work in your favor or it could punish you for waiting so long. I think more people would buy the pet if they knew there was a chance of being able to get it at a lower price tag.
"Historically", the first gold sinks were those sold by Harris Pilton, if I remember correctly - a large bag and several "pure" vanity items that will become toys in Legion, making them almost mandatory if one wants the toy-achievement-mount. Especially the bag couldn't even be seen on your character, it only manifested as an achievement later on (which is also when I bought one of them). It is true that mounts became the big money items when Wrath came out yet I have to admit that back then I bought several for the achievement and then sold them back so save some money, so mount=vanity item is also relatively young equation.Axarien wrote:I'm really not a fan of the massive price. Historically, that has seemed more like a mount thing, and I hate to see it extending to other types of vanity items.