The Pet Store has just been announced and introduced. It permits folks to buy some unique non-combat pets via blizzard for in game use. The pets are very reasonably priced ($10/pet), and super cute! I, for one, will be purchasing both available…for both of my accounts!
The two pets currently available are the Pandarian Monk and Mini-KT pet. Even if you think it’s silly to pay ten bucks for a pet, I would strongly encourage everyone to consider purchasing at least the monk for your account. Why, you ask? Because blizzard will be donating 50% of the cost of each pet (or $5/purchase) to The Make-A-Wish Foundation for all purchases made prior to 12/31/2009.
If you are not familiar with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it is an orginization that I cannot say enough good things about. What they do is grant wishes for terminally ill children. They make dreams come true and give the gift of enjoying life for children that have very little time left to dream. You all may remember Blizzard’s prior involvement with Make-A-Wish and granting Ezra Chatterton’s wish. Memories of which can still be found in game today.
Even if you don’t give two hoots about the pets, if you have the extra 10 bucks to spare, please consider giving yourself an in-game friend for a good cause.