So… According to the datamining of the most recent PTR build, the price of Gryphon and Pterrordax flying mounts that you can purchase from Kul’tiras/Zandalar reputation vendors has just been increased from 50k to 90k gold per mount (i.e. 270k for all three).
Am I the only one that thinks that the new price is way, way too high?
In my opinion, even the previous price of 50k gold per mount was already pushing it and almost doubling that just seems completely unreasonable. I realize that there are people out there who swim in money and many of them won’t be bothered about spending 270k gold for these mounts, but… For people like me who have a moderate amount of cash, the new price is really, really high - and for what? Mounts that are pretty much reskins of what we already have? I don’t see any value in it.
Personally, I think that a fair price would be something around 30-33k per mount, i.e. about 90-100k gold for all three. That’s still quite a lot, but in my eyes it’s at leat somewhat reasonable. Well, at least to me, because I would be willing to buy all three of these mounts for that amount of money. I mean, it would sting a bit, but still… Anyway - anything more than 30-33k per mount? Well, with the original price of 50k I was thinking about buying only one of the Gryphons, but if the new PTR price sticks until 8.2, I think I will just pass.
And I’m not saying this, because I mind expensive mounts. I don’t have any issues with the Brutosaur mount - sure, it’s super expensive, but it’s unique both in terms of how it looks and what functionality it brings to the table. I was even tempted to spend 300k+ on the Frog mount, because I think it’s cool… No, I really don’t mind expensive mounts, but in this case I really think 90k is too much.