World of Warcraft is selling a divine puppy for the Year of the Dog

Such dog, very mount, many lunar new year, WoW. Yes, World of Warcraft has introduced a new mount for the Year of the Dog, and it is… a dog. It’s just a big old dog. Why is Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel available for purchase? Because you can get him over in the Chinese version of the game for buying a large amount of game time, and the rest of us want to be able to fly around on a good dog too.

Obviously, the dog in question can fly, because of course it can. It also features all of the usual elements of a cash shop mount, unlocking on all of your characters for one purchase price of $25. If this addresses a pressing need in your life to have a flying dog in the game, it’s available now; if you can’t understand why someone would drop $25 on a flying dog mount, feel free to mutter “heck” and move on.

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kelvar

Who WOULDN’T want a flying dog!? Then again if my two dogs could fly my life would be a hell.

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Randy Savage

I hate mounts that fly despite not having the proper mechanics necessary for aviation

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Armsbend

The dog uses Chinese magic. It’s proper.

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Randy Savage

You mean Pandaren?

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Grimmtooth

$25.00 and they use the ‘microtransaction’ tag. It’s almost twice the cost of a month’s subscription and it’s tagged ‘microtransaction’.

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Robert Mann

This.

I mean, if I were playing and interested in buying… that image would have me burying my wallet so deep that they would have to start digging out my bank to get the subscription transaction processed (since the game requires one, were I playing.)

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Zora

Just pay 25 bucks and you get it in your mail?

Nowadays I’d have expected the cash would earn you a token opening up a faction you need to grind to exalted to finally get a chance at running a weekly quest that rewards you with a chest which might contain the actual mount.

Fortunately Blizzard is firmly against that kind of practices…

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A Dad Supreme

WORLD OF WARCRAFT IS SELLING A DIVINE PUPPY FOR THE YEAR OF THE DOG

Of course they are.

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Utakata

…least they didn’t make it look like this:

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Jaymes Buckman

That’d be the forthcoming lucky cat mount.

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Utakata

That’s not a cat.

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Randy Savage

Is that Donald Trump morphed into some twisted anime creature? Are you trying to give us nightmares or what?

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Utakata

FYI: It’s a mall statue…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/29/chinese-mall-unveils-trumpdog-statue-to-celebrate-lunar-new-year

….they did one similar for the Year of the Rooster last year too:

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/28/asia/donald-trump-rooster/index.html

Hope you sleep well tonight. :(

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Randy Savage

Looks like Trump as an Angry Bird lol

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sauldo

That’s… awesome. And terrifying at the same time.

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IronSalamander8 .

Not something I’m going to get but at least it’s not 25 bucks for the CHANCE at a mount!

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sauldo

If these things continue to sell, we’ll get there eventually.