This weeks Community Blog Topic is not only a rather controversial one but it's right at the forefront of recent WoW related news!
Robin Torres asks "What would you buy from the in-game store?".
Robin would like to see transmog sets. She suggests "witch sets for warlocks and mages or kung fu sets for monks" and note that se wrote this before the transmog helms were announced, which are now purchaseable. I do like a spot of transmog and I do like the idea of transmoggable item skins. However, at £10 a helm this is certainly above what I'd be willing to pay!
Robin also mentions high level alts. I can't say I'd never purchase a high level alt but I think I'd be pretty unlikely to. I really enjoy leveling and each characters journey is something I enjoy. But I do understand that fro more seasoned players questing through Outlands of the 20th time can be a little dull.
Now for the tricky part - what would I purchase?
I am a big fan of the pets and mounts that you can buy from the store. I own several, some were gifts but others I purchased myself. I think they're the perfect price - £7-9 for a cute litte companion and £17 for a mount. Plus, if youre lucky you can get a bargain! Having these available from an in-game store would be amazing.
Similarly, I'd like to see TCG loot available. These items can be purchased from wowtcgloot for real money so why not sell them in-game. I realise there's probably some issues with this idea from a legal stand point with licences etc. I just think more people would be inclined to make purchases directly in this way.
Clearly there's a lot of stuff that someone somewhere would consider buying and who knows what Blizzard might choose to introduce to the in-game store. I honestly can't say that there's stuff I'd absolutely, 100% never buy.
As I level more and more alts then perhaps I'll be more inclined to use xp boosts and/or purchase characters that start at level 70 for example. Maybe one day they'll bring ou a transmog skin that I absolutely love and I won't even stop to think about how much it's costing me.
What I can be sure of is that more pets and mounts are sure to catch my attention and most probably result in purchases.