Ever since Navimie’s friend showed off what those Blizzard Store hats look like on a Tauren, the Underpowered Death Knight has been trying to convince me to buy her the Crown of Eternal Winter, saying that it will be the only hat she ever needs.
She would look good in it. That’s only because the skull face effect is less apparent on a Tauren, though. As much as I like the base design of the crown, I really dislike the skull effect on all other races, so she would be the only character who’d be wearing it. I’m not sure I want to pay $15 for it, but only having one character who’d be using this account-wide item isn’t really the reason why. I think it’s more that I haven’t wanted it badly enough for long enough.
Although only a few of my characters use the Celestial Steed or the Winged Guardian in their random cast mount macros, I went back and forth with myself about how much I really wanted those mounts for months before I finally decided to purchase them. I’ve bought Blizzard store pets that I eventually stopped remembering to summon and haven’t bothered to level for pet battles yet, either. A couple of those pets I bought as soon as they were offered because a portion of the proceeds were going to a disaster relief fund, but others I thought about for weeks or months before I actually bought them.
Speaking specifically of spending real money for an item that only one character will use, earlier this month, I spent $50 at the bat of an eyelash to transfer my primary banker from Bloodhoof, where all my Tauren live, to Winterhoof and back again when the Druid T11 lookalike shoulders appeared on the Winterhoof AH… but that’s because I’ve passionately coveted those shoulders ever since the beginning of Cataclysm. For me, having longed for that look for my Druid for nearly two and a half years in real time justified spending that much real money. As wonderful a look as the Crown of Endless Winter would be for the Underpowered Death Knight, I don’t want it that much — yet.
As for the other Blizzard Store hats, I suppose I might consider buying the Jewel of the Firelord if my leather or plate wearing characters decided that they needed a Fire Hat for some outfit or other. Kamalia already has the best Fire Hat in the game, ever, and the Circle of Flame just takes a lot of patience and persistence to farm from BRD. I don’t see myself ever wanting to purchase the Hood of Hungering Darkness. I’m not particularly fond of hoods in general, and this one doesn’t appeal to me at all. Even my Warlock doesn’t think she would ever want it.
If these hats were to go on sale for, say, $5 apiece or $15 for all three (perhaps at Christmas time?), I’d probably pick them up. In the meantime, there is a cosmetic hat that I would pay $15 for with only a moment of hesitation at the price:
Sungshin Ironpaw’s spectacles.
Kamalia would wear them.
All of my Mages would wear them.
DO WANT NAO