If no one else will say it, I will — I think SOE has big brother blizzard envy, and the $25 price tag for their new “exclusive” mount is a desperate attempt to follow their role model.
I mean, $25? Exactly?
Anyway, SOE’s now on board with this $25 “micro”transaction nonsense, which I guess proves that Blizzard knocked down the barrier to people saying this is stupidly pricey. I mean, there’s your defense right now — “Why are you complaining? WoW had a $25 horse, so why can’t we?”
What I’m waiting for is the point where something balances out this rush to see how much MMOs can charge for content before people stop paying. Maybe it’ll come when a contemporary also has a cash shop, but charges far less, putting the pricey opposition in a terrible light.