As many others, I'm conflicted cause it strikes me a bit as double-dipping. I pay a subscription fee, but in addition there is/will be stuff that will only be available to me if I pay for them in addition. On the other hand, the subscription fee has been the same as long as I've been playing, actually it's been the same since the game's launch in 2004. If it had followed regular price growth, the fee would have been about 16 % higher by now (in Norway at least). From my viewpoint, with my limited experience with the subject of "Free To Play", I think I want World of Warcraft to stay subscription-based, and I'm genuinely worried about WoW becoming a "sell out", or an experience that feels cheap.
Anyway, enough with the conflicted feelings! There are indeed things I would buy from the in-game store. I would prefer them to be implemented in the game in another way, but I would pay for the following:
- Invisible shoulders
Either buying a BOA-item, or paying to unlock a "hide shoulder"-button.
- Hair styles and hair colours from other races
I want more variation for my draenei girls! Give me dwarven braids, night elven crazy green and gnomish pink pigtails! Sure, not all of them are suitable, but I want them unlocked.
- Dances from other races
I want my draenei girls to be able to shuffle like the male pandaren, own the dance floor like the female goblins, and nerd it up like the male blood elves.
- Armor dye (stolen from The Godmother)
- Storage (stolen from The Godmother)
- Class/race-combos that aren't allowed now
Draenei rogue? Gnome druid? Yes, please. I get the lore reasoning behind not letting every race be every class. But single characters being exceptions would make sense. We already have Mishka...
I have enough now, but I would definitely buy gold if it was allowed and I was broke.
- A second Hearthstone/teleport-option that I can set in a second location
Hearthstone 1 in Shrine and Hearthstone 2 in Halfhill. Hearthstone 3 in Exodar... Hearthstone 4 in Shattrath. Hearthstone 5 in Vashj'ir. Oh dear...
- Bigger ignore list. I really think they need to expand the ignore list capacity soon, but if they make us pay for it I will become furious!
What would you pay for, or what would you like to have implemented without having to pay something extra for it? Comment on the WoW Insider-post, or here if the topic is closed.