Yes, I bought a celestial mount. It’s so pretty and shiny how could I resist?! Granted, I think about half my server bought one, so it’s not particularly unique, but it’s still very pretty!
Do I have any thoughts on the increase in “micro transactions”? Not really. I didn’t really mind paying money for the item. It would have been cool to be an in game item somewhere, but it didn’t bother me to shell out the $25 bucks for one for myself and Brade. I am glad that such a nifty item is largely available, even if some people aren’t pleased with that.
Do I think that these changes spoil the game? Eh…I dunno. It I didn’t want the item/have the money for the item, I wouldn’t have purchased it. It doesn’t “change” the game, and I very much doubt the micro transactions are going to go to gear/levels/gold as some people currently fear. I think as long as what is offered remains trivial and fun, I will probably continue to shell out my greenbacks for the items if they catch my fancy.
I should say that I also shelled out the ten bucks for a Lil’XT =) I actually think that this little guy brought me more laughs last night than anything else! If you haven’t yet, set up your toy train and then pull out XT…it’s hilarious. Once you are done with that, pull out some other “toy” non-combat pets. >=) I don’t want to spoil it, but it was definitely worth my 10 bucks just for the laughs we got from it last night alone!
Other Friday Randomness
In raiding – After a bit of re-strategizing, we got Hard Mode Deathbringer Saurfang down! That puts us at 7/12 ICC hard modes. I think we are doing really well, so I’m very happy about it. I think people are pretty pleased over all about our progress in the zone, and we intend to take a peek at HM Valithria on Sunday. I believe that she’s supposed to be easier than DBS, so we will see how that works out for us. Regardless of what happens, we’ve had another great raid week overall and are one step closer to our frostwyrms!
In Reading – I am on book 10 of the JD Robb In Death series that I picked up a few weeks back. They are still pretty much crack on paper (or in my kindle as the case may be!). I am really enjoying the reading, and find that I spend a lot of my off time with my nose in a book, which is refreshing!
In Alt-ville – The mini-me is level 46, and still trucking along. I’m really enjoying her when I find the time to tinker around with her. And now she will be riding around azeroth in style ;-)
In Movies – How to Tame Your Dragon. Go see it. Seriously! It was excellent and I’m very much considering a second viewing of it while it is still in theatres.
And I think that’s all I’ve got for this week! Happy Friday Everyone!