Evocati wrote: ↑
6 months ago
Would be cool if you could be flagged as eligible for obtaining it if you log in and reserve your characters name, when it opens up in those two weeks before launch. Sort of like you were there before patch 1.12. Blizz should do this to create even more hype and a stronger incentive to get in earlier.
Would feel a bit like pay2win, though.
Everyone who pays an extra 13 bucks would get a chance for a rare mount, everyone else wouldn't. I think that would just result in a big outcry, and imo Blizz is already pushing it a bit with requiring a sub to play beta and selling reservations for names.
Overall I feel like it's the right idea to not include them. Blizz is right in saying that it would make people feel like they have to rush through that otherwise wouldn't, and on top of that the reason why we'd want these mounts now is because they're rare, but the moment you make them available like that would result in the majority of people having said mounts and it would lose its novelty.
Similar thing with selling T3 on the BMAH on Retail. It was a rare sight to see T3 b4 and it felt special. But when they put it on the Auction House soon enough everyone had a set of T3 and it just wasn't special anymore, just yet another transmog set for people.
I'm fine with not including the old mounts. There are plenty other good looking and rare mounts to acquire.