if anyone is willing to pay $70 just to save 120g in game then yes i guess you could say its P2W... i can personally say that would never be enough of a reason on its own to make me buy it. $70 for 120g is a bad investment IMO.
B-b-but what about all the streamers who were screaming at the top of their lungs about Blizzard selling a 100% speed mount for cash and how TBC is gonna be "pay to win"?
Cash grabs are most definitely not a new thing for Blizzard. They’ve been doing it throughout WoW’s entire history. Sure it’s gotten more bold over the years but it’s not new for sure. And tbh. It’s a method of business that works. That wouldn’t continue to sell that $%^& if people weren’t buying it.
Do we know if this mount will be mailed to all your characters or if you're going to have only one of them? Considering tbc doesn't have the mount tab like wotlk + did how is this going to work? Also the same for the hearthstone and the toy
In case anyone was wondering about Riding...Sitting in front of the Dwarf Riding Trainer and Mount Vendor in Classic and Pre-Patch PTR...CLASSIC (before pre-patch)Ram Riding (1) / Req Lev 40 / 20g / 10% disc for Honored (18g)Slow Mount / Req Lev 40 / 80g / 10% disc for Honored (72g)Fast Mount / Req Lev 60 / 1000g / 10% disc for Honored (900g)PRE-PATCH (TUE)Apprentice Riding (75) / Req Lev 30 / 35g / 10% disc for Honored (31.50g)Journeyman Riding (150) / Req Lev 60 / 600g / 10% disc for Honored (540g)Slow Mount / Req Lev 30 & Riding (75) / 10g / 10% disc for Honored (9g)Fast Mount / Req Lev 60 & Riding (150) / 100g / 10% disc for Honored (90g)Basically, if you are lev 60 and have not yet gotten your fast mount, waiting for Pre-Patch, you will save 300g for the Fast Mount (or save 270g with Honored rep with your race)BEFORE PRE-PATCH1000g for Fast Mount and TUE you will automatically get Riding (150)If you are at least Honored, 10% discount will be 900gPRE-PATCH600g for Riding (150) + 100g for Fast Mount = 700gIf you are at least Honored, 10% discount will be 630g for Riding (150) + Fast MountOf course, get any of the Epic Mounts from ZG or a BG Fast Mount and use it, you will instantly get Riding (150) when PRE-PATCH hits, saving you the cost.I am still researching the Pay-To-Win mount from the purchase of TBC Deluxe Edition. It is unclear and I have not found any real documentation on how the TBC Deluxe Mount will be awarded. It can be any of the following:1) Mailed to every toon on your account (most likely)2) Able to be claimed on one toon (possible)3) Awarded as a BoA item that can be passed between toons (unlikely)What I'm reading shows that if you have Riding (75) its a slow mount and Riding (150) it is a fast mount. If it is distributed like 1) above, it's pay-to-win value is up to a maximum of 110g x 11 slots, or 1210g. At the very least, assuming you have one main with Riding (150), it will save you the cost of 10 epic mounts on each of your 10 alts, or 1000g in pay-to-win value in purchasing TBC Deluxe.So much for #nochanges....