The In-Game Store
If I’m understanding this right, with 5.4 Blizzard is bringing a version of the Blizzard store in-game. This definitely makes it more convenient to purchase items from the store without having to tab out. The question is, what would I buy?
Those of us who are altoholics are going to love the 100% XP boost. Those of us who must COLLECT ALL THE PETS will love the pet/mount store. But I’d be a little conservative in saying what I would buy until I know how much this stuff is actually going to cost. I mean I’ve already given Blizzard too much money in my two wow subscriptions, the constant shuttling of my alliance alts (which may be coming back to horde), how many bloody pets and mounts I’ve already bought from the store (that reminds me I must get the tree pet), and the $30 I’ll never see again from buying the game and all the expansions during the discount week for my kid brother’s birthday because Fedex sucks (Now I have to find a new present for him and Blizzard won’t get a new subscription out of it).
Anyway! Some things I’d love to see in the in-game store:
Extra Character Slots
I doubt this would happen, because Blizzard would lose money on the deal from those of us with a 2nd subscription to hold all these rassafriggin’ alts. But they could make more money with players that didn’t buy another subscription but need more slots anyway. The way many players get around not having to buy a 2nd account is just having alts on other servers. With extra slots, Blizzard would make money on the per slot fee, as well as the character transfer fees (provided that the alts are not on the same Virtual Realm).
Bind on Account Scrolls
Buy a scroll, make one of your soulbound items BOA. So when your main is done with an item, slap a BOA scroll on it and send it to your alt! This would make gearing alts much easier, and allow guilds more flexibility on raid fill-ins. We have the technology for this with heirlooms. Let’s do it!!
Bring them back! Aly doesn’t do dailies!
We haven’t had any new guild perks this expansion. Maybe we can buy back the Have Group, Will Travel perk? Upgrade the Cash Flow perk?
This has already been mentioned, but worth repeating. Give RP’ers some more cosmetic items to have fun with. Give us some replica gear that we don’t have to grind Darkmoon tickets for, or maybe some transmog patterns that we can craft in-game…pretty clothes with no stats that help crafters level their professions.
Finally, and I might get rotten fruit thrown at me for this, but make everything (or almost everything) in the Blizzard store tradeable in game. This could wreak some havoc on the economy (but Virtual Realms will do that anyway), but it’s a legit way of “buying” gold without actually buying gold. Blizzard did this with the Guardian Cub, and it seemed to work out.