World of Warcraft drives six-month subs with a feathered dragon

    
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This isn't it.

The Sylverian Dreamer can show you the world — shining, shimmering splendor! And it can be all yours for the low, low cost of $77.94.

With less than two months to go until WoW Classic launches and hot on the heels of Patch 8.2, Blizzard is pushing World of Warcraft subscriptions in a big way. The studio hopes to lock players in to a discounted six-month sub — that’s the aforementioned $78 price tag — and is willing to throw in a feathered dragon mount as incentive. The Dreamer also can be purchased a la carte at $25, making it the latest “sparklepony” to arrive in the cash shop.

This mount has an artistic backstory: “An artist in the magical city of Dalaran fell asleep on her brush and dreamed of painting a beautiful feathered dragon. Her artwork leapt from the page, and when she awoke, she found the Sylverian Dreamer sleeping gently beside her.”

Hotfixes aplenty continue to roll in as Blizzard fine-tunes Rise of Azshara. The studio also wants to make sure that players are up to speed on the new Heart of Azeroth essences:

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Apollo Haner

I suppose the irony of offering a flying mount as an incentive , while continuing their war on flying, is lost on them.

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Ben Stone

Except this is the patch where you get flying in BFA.

Apridise
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Apridise

Only after you do more pointless grinding for reputation, and it was only locked until this point because they think that will keep people subscribed.

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

6 month sub package? I take it that patch 8.3 is gonna be released next january in 2020 then, huh?

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Dobablo

Hopefully they will continue giving freebies for the top subscription package.

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jiantoi

Why release after 8.2 lol

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MurderHobo

It’s been six months since the last six-month-get-a-mount deal. I’d guess it’s related to that.

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chriskovo .

I regret buying the 6 month one for the pirate ship. I will not be getting this one at all. Not even enticed back by the new update. Tried of the rep grind, tired of flying being hidden behind achievements, and tired of the dumb armor upgrade thing in this one. I think im just tired of WOW in general to many mistakes piled on mistakes that are tainted the legacy of this game.

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Matthew Yetter

Gorgeous. But also a complete waste for anyone planning to come back to WoW for Classic. You’d never be able to ride it.

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Apridise

Exactly!

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Oh, yeah. That’s a beaut.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Already on a recurring 6 month sub, so this is just a happy bonus. I like that they are offering it outside of the sub requirement as well. That’s where SWTOR went wrong when they did sub rewards.

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David Blair

Woah! Kudos to the 3d artists and modelers. They did a really good job on that thing.

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Ironwu

Note: You can only use this flyer in Retail; it is not available for any use in Classic. Not even as a ground mount.