A different sort of Room 101.
With Tuesday’s post about the Visions of N’Zoth update for Battle for Azeroth, there was a short bit of discussion as to what else Blizz might do to keep people subscribed between now and the launch of the Shadowlands expansion. I suggested that they might do another “free mount with a six month subscription” offer.
So I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when less that 48 hours later Blizzard announced a “free mount with a six month subscription” offer.
The deal itself is the same as the usual 6 month subscription deal, which averages out to $12.99 a month in the US, saving you a bit over the usual $14.99 when you pay by the month. You just get a free mount, which is a $25 value, because that is what Blizzard charges for mounts and the fans have established that they will pay that much.
I don’t think you can get Squeakers on his own, but why would you want to? [Edit: Yes you can, though it is tough to find on the web site.] And certainly Blizz wants to keep you on the books until the 9.0 patch and the warm up to Shadowlands. And this will no doubt play well in Asia where the lunar new year is approaching, and with it the year of the rat.
The mount and subscription deal is a limited time offer. You have until February 23rd to take advantage of this deal. If you bought it on the last day that would get you into August on your subscription, when I suspect we will see the Shadowlands expansion launch.
Of course, the mount does not apply to WoW Classic, where I have been spending my time, so I am not particularly interested. I already have enough mounts in WoW retail and, due to the last six month deal mis-firing, I am still subscribed out until June anyway.