Daily Archives: October 25, 2020

The Sprite Darter Transmog Set Does Not Fly

Icy Veins tells me that the Spriter Darter Transmog set introduction video might be the official WoW video with the most dislikes ever with, as of this writing, 3K likes and 25K dislikes.

 

That is some serious negative response to what is an optional $20 cosmetic item set in the WoW Store.  This isn’t the first over-priced cosmetic fluff option they have put up for sale.  But there is more to it here.  This is also the reward for subscribers who opt for the six month plan.

An enchanting opportunity

For a limited time*, when you sign up for a 6-month subscription to World of Warcraft, you’ll also receive the gift of the Sprite Darter’s Wings, immediately available in your in-game appearance collection. If you’re currently on a 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date, you’ll receive Sprite Darter’s Wings as a gift in your Battle.net desktop app at no additional charge no later than October 30, 2020 (must be redeemed by April 30, 2021).

So it is something you get for choosing that plan… but it isn’t a mount, and therein lies the rub.  The whole every six months reward structure that started back in late 2018 has featured a “free” mount for people on that plan.  The pattern seemed to be set.

I know I moved from the three month plan to the six month plan largely due to that.  I like mounts, though I am at a point where I have collected so many that I couldn’t name close to half of them from memory, even vaguely.

So, this time around, a few mounts in, there was a change up and we got a cosmetic set instead.  I found mine waiting for me to collect in the launcher.  If you’re already on a six month plan you just get it.

Sprite Darter Set

I doubt I’ll wear it… but who knows.  Like my mounts, I couldn’t even begin to explain how many items I have in my transmog selection from just playing the game.  I don’t go out of my way for them, yet I have accumulated many items.  So one more set isn’t going make much of a difference for me.  We’ll see.  I’m not going to change my subscription plan over it.  In the end, if you play for the full six months, which I have, that ends up being an economic win.

But I bet next time around we will get a mount.