Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Plushy Pets

It seems the plushies are in after all, and they do indeed come with in game codes for pets. In my previous entry that went over all the ways to obtain vanity items and the costs to get them, I knew there would eventually be a Blizzard-sponsored vanity store of some sort, but I did not know how close they were to revealing it.

The Blizzard store has two pets with two plushy/pets on the way. It is interesting how quickly they came up with a way to make players spend more money for their vanity pets.

Also, take note that the store is called the Blizzard Store, not the World of Warcraft store. That means they intend to sell similar items for Starcraft and Diablo as well. That may seem like a "duh!" detail, but it is important if you want to see where things are headed.

Activision-Blizzard is a juggernaut of marketing and merchandising. The first major clue was the announcement of Starcraft II being released in three volumes rather than one huge, epic game.

I fear some of the features that we will have to pay for to fully enjoy their upcoming MMO.

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