I will be the first to admit I am a fool with my money sometimes. I've purchased countless games I never even played wasting money because I just "might" want to play them. I've purchased every pet blizzard has ever put in their stores even before they could actually be used for anything. I've also purchased every mount and a few of them I've never even mounted once to see how it looked. I have had an AoL account and been paying for it for the last 15 years even if I have not logged into it once during that time just because I wanted to have it as a back up if my cable internet went down. When they say a fool and his money will soon be parted, they are talking about me.
Now, with all that said, not even this fool would touch $15 helms with a 10 foot pole. Not only is the price completely out of line but the added fact that it will now become something else to clutter up my already over stuffed bags makes it even less appealing. I would not even buy it with your money. If I put up a pay pal link asking for donations or something and you donated and said, but only if you buy the helm with it, I would have to send it back because that is how much of a waste of money paying $15 for a helm would be. So much so that I would not let someone buy it for me.
We do not live in a world where money grows on trees. Maybe, just maybe, if the helms were actually useful and had 522 item level stats on them I might consider buying it for my alts that need to gear up (but please never do that). But even that is only a maybe in case you missed me stressing that. I'd glady throw away some cash for a mount I will never use and I have because it is for hurricane relief or what have you. I would even do it just to show my support for the game I play and love. But asking me to pay $15 for a helm is about as out of line as you could get.
I think blizzard really needs to rethink their pricing on these items because that is way to pricey, even more so when it is only for something cosmetic. I think a more reasonable price for gear that is for cosmetic purposes only would be $1 or $2. Perhaps I would even go as high as $5 if the item was something that when I saw it I said "OMG I have been looking for something like that for forever" and that would be the only thing worth $5 in my mind.
It is without a doubt my opinion that blizzard has completely lost touch with reality. To ask people that pay $15 a month to play the game to now spend $15 for a texture in game is just wrong. They should give it out for free to anyone that has paid for one year uninterrupted as a thank you for putting up with our shit reward.
But hey, when I log on and I see 100s of people running around with it I will admit I am wrong so I might as well admit it now. I am wrong. I know there will be many people stupid enough to buy it. Perhaps I am not as big a fool with my money as I thought I was. One thing is for sure, anyone that does buy it at that price is without a doubt a fool that will soon be parted from their money.
Don't buy it, send blizzard a message that we do not want over priced cosmetic goods. If you buy it they will just keep putting out useless high priced things that are quite honestly not worth the money, even if you do like how it looks.
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