Aislinge wrote:- Blizzard use the opportunity to regain control of their own IP and the money from those products. Let's face it, Blizzard are making nothing out of some dodgy sod on eBay selling a Vanilla CE for $3k+
*Insert obligatory conspiracy theory comment about Mumper being the one to sell all those Original CEs, Tyreal and Murky codes under different identities.
I have most of the rare pets and CEs and I'm all for the idea of the digital CEs and digital pets. Not re-skins (because that won't satisfy the completion-ist in me.), but the same pets in our pet journal. I agree that it makes no sense that Blizz allow others to profit off their intellectual property. But as others have said, shy of winning the lottery or inheriting money from some long lost relative (which isn't likely), I'm not shelling out thousands of dollars for those pets. It's just not responsible if you can't afford to do that. I rather spend the money on my bills or the people I love.
I get why people are against it. I felt that way initially too. But I came to change my mind about it. If somebody else has the same pet as me, that doesn't lessen my enjoyment of that pet if I really care about it. I had a Bananas, Dragon Kite and Soul Trader long before MoP and I love all of those pets. And even though I see them more now because of the introduction of pet battling and the black market, it doesn't lessen my enjoyment of those pets. Ultimately I think it comes down to bragging rights for some. But I don't need a pet no one else has to feel special.
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