We love horses. But we’re not sure if we love them enough to pay $25 so our WoW Priest can have a new in-game mount to ride. Yesterday, two new in-game pets for World of Warcraft were recently added to Blizzard’s online Pet Store. Currently, the most popular item of the two seems to be the Celestial Steed. According to the official product description, the Celestial Steed lets you “travel in style astride wings of pure elemental stardust” and allows players to travel at “310% speed.” In case you don’t play WoW, this means that this is a very fast mount.
It didn’t take long before wow.com starting diving into the numbers. Based on the price and the amount of players queued up to download the digital pet, the site estimated that Blizzard raked in $2 million just four hours after the Celestial Steed went on sale. The popularity and profitability of Blizzard’s recent sale has once again sparked the debate over DLC, with pet-loving collectors on one side and the anti-DLC crowd on the other.
Above: Flying mounts were first introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion. It was pretty awesome
Here's the Celestial Steed in question. It should be noted that there are lots of other epic flying mounts that can be earned in-game that can fly and travel just as fast as this one. But of course, they aren't as rare as this exclusive pet, which can only be purchased at Blizzard's Pet Store.
So is the Celestial Steed worth it? Is Blizzard charging too much for this item? Are WoW players out of their minds? Or do haters just not understand the fine pleasure of riding on wings of pure stardust? Let us know what you think!
Apr 16, 2010