Over at wow-insider they asked the question, what would you buy, and although I have posted on this subject at least two other times in the past few years I figured I would chime in and revisit the topic once again because now those things I was thinking about might actually become a possibility whereas when I originally posted about them they where more of a what if.
1) Starter Bag Space:
If they offered an upgrade with cash for the starter bag, one that would be for all characters on your account, I would consider it. Actually I would more than consider it, I would buy it without thinking as long as the price was within reason.
A one time fee of five dollars, maybe even ten, to double the size of your starting bag to 32 slots from 16 slots seems like a fair deal to me. I would gladly pay to upgrade my starter bag. If I had to guess how much I would pay for an upgrade like this, I think five dollar would be a great price, ten of fifteen would be reasonable and 20 or 25 would be top end. Anything more than that I can't see being worth it. Yet I freely admit I would probably still buy it because to me bag space is quite possible the best quality of life improvement you could sell that does not actually give you a game play advantage. And you will see that in the next two points as well.
2) Void Storage:
Add new panels to the void storage, like guild bank tabs. As a matter of fact, lets us buy more guild bank tabs too while we are at it. Each new tab will hold the same amount as the original tab and they could keep expanding it to sell more if they see fit. This however would be per character and not over all like the starter bag and as such should be cheaper.
I think adding an addition tab should have a small but reasonable fee of something like 2 dollars. It is not a lot but it would offer the convenience for those people that like to collect a lot of gear for trasmog. While I am not a transmog person myself I do like to keep sets. I still have my original ZG set and various other sets that are no longer in game. I would never wear them but I am a sentimental fool that just wants to hold on to them for some reason.
So even if I won't wear them I want to keep them and a small fee like two dollars for an extra tab on a specific character in the void storage seems reasonable if you ask me.
3) Bank Slots:
Yes, another storage option I would buy. Have you ever noticed that your bank looks like it has extra space that is just, well, taking up space. You could easily fit a row of seven bag slots there to fill it up. Might even be able to fit two additional rows of seven bag slots to it.
Sell a row of bag slots. But this would be a tricky one because you are selling the bag slots, not the bag space. So you could make those slots whatever you want. Put bigger profession bags into them or regular bags into them and the amount of junk you can save chances.
So how much would a row of bag slots be worth? Five dollars seems exceptional if you ask me. I would gladly purchases that in a heart beat. But it would have to be a per character thing like the void storage option, not an account wide thing like the start bag thing. That changes that five dollars from being an exceptional deal to a deal that might be worth it and might not. On my main, the one that collects everything, the five dollars would be worth it but on my warrior, which basically has lots of bag space in his bank, it would be a complete waste of cash.
So what would be the line that would make me buy it even if I did not need it now but I might need it later? One dollar. But I probably still would not buy it unless I needed it. So maybe five dollars works. Cheap enough that people who do want it could get it but not so cheap that everyone would buy it just for the hell of buying it.
Yes, something that does not have anything to do with storage, but it would of course need storage. I would pay good money to not have to walk around looking like a walking scrap metal yard. Seriously. The armor looks horrible in most cases. I want something that looks a little more... normal.
Basic armor sets, ones that do not look like you are decorated like a chirstmas tree if we must have armor would be nice. My warrior would love to walk around in simple armor with a standard sword and a traditional shield. I might not be much for transmog but the few times I have used it I trasmogged into clothing.
My hunter does not wear armor. I went through serious efforts to find gear that did not look like armor. Sadly most of the pieces are not in game any longer so I could never get the set on any of my other hunters but I would pay for it if I needed as long as I never had to look at those gaudy repulsive armor sets they make for hunters any longer. I am a hunter, not a warrior, I should not look like I am ready for hand to hand battle. At least my hunter looks like a hunter not a ranged warrior.
Make the pieces somewhere from two to five dollars each and I could see picking up a set to trasnmog my hunter into and maybe even my other characters. I know those new helms they are going to be selling will sell but they will not sell to me. Those are the exact opposite of what I want to see. Those are ugly and I can't see how anyone could like they outside of a joke type of thing, but to each their own. I am sure for as much as I despise the armor in the game there are people that love it just as much.
Give me some hats to transmog into. Standard hats, baseball caps, fedoras, berets, cowboy hats, you name it. Anything that doesn't make me look like I am wearing a rhino or a murloc or an eyeball on my head. Hey, at least we have the hide helm option, but wouldn't it be nicer to actually have a hat instead of a hunk of metal on your head? To have a motorcycle jacket instead of chest armor that looks like a toaster oven? To have a pair of basic blue jeans? Just some basic clothing, yeah, I would pay for that.
I am sure there is more I can think of but that is all I have for now. What would you buy?
New combat ready animations for Hunters
8 hours ago