Cinder Kitten Pet go to charity

The Cinder Kitten pet (nom nom nom) is the most recent little gem being sold as a vanity item in the wow store. It’s cute, grants no mechanical advantage, the proceeds go to charity (Red Cross), and is high res entertainment.

More power to all involved I say!

Cinder Kitten by WoW Insider (nice job guys). Click for the charityWill I buy one? Probably not, but I love that these are around for the folks who like pets, and also that Blizzard-Acti keep the charity spirit alive.

If you want to cry about the fall of humanity have a read in the Ref link below – some of the comments really are made by the lowest scum our poor dilapidated race has to offer. No good deed goes unpunished.

Ref: Cinder Kitten pet sales to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief charity.

Lil’Rag pet is actually useful

lil-rag mini-petI’m not an obsessive collector of in-game pets. If I can roll on one, or get one easily then I’ll do it, but until now I’d never considered doing anything difficult or paying for one.

The Lil’ Ragnaros pet is the concept that broke my resolve. I love Molten Core, and Rag was the first raid boss who impressed me. This pet is a reminder of the real Ragnaros.

He also happens to function as a cooking fire, which I find helpful and somewhat silly at the same time. Nice job Blizzard.

Will I now be a pet collector? No, not unless we see the pets adding more clever and useful abilities. I’d pay again for a pet that could function as a Blacksmithing anvil or other location requirements of trade skills.

Authenticator for sale in AU, LOL!

Got a comment from Cynra letting me know that Blizzard is now selling Authenticators to Aussies. I was ecstatic and signed up straight away.

- Blizzard Authenticator: $6.50
- Postage and handling: $77.81
- Overall cost: $84.31
- Feeling that you get: Ripoff.

What a total joke! I honestly had to look at the screen a few times to make sure I wasn’t being dumb. Then I took a look through the website for justification of price, or different shipping options….nothing.

Shipping an item to Australia does not cost $77.81, and they need to take a very good look at theselves. This is one of my first very bad experiences with Blizzard as a company, and I intend to make a stink about it.

They can take the delivery fee and post it to hell. Talk to me when you have a system that is not totally arse-backward.

Update

  • Ebay postage to Australia is $22