Blizzard introduced a couple of new transmog items for their in-game shop. Celestial Observer’s Ensemble annoyed some players because it bears strong similarities to the recently announced tier sets, but looks a lot better.
A few days ago we got our first glimpse into Patch 9.2 of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Among other things, this will bring Tier sets back into the game after they were removed a few years ago. The developers say they are “very excited” that tier sets are celebrating their return, which naturally begs the question of why they were removed in the first place. In the accompanying video and also in a blue post, Blizzard shared some pictures of the new class sets and what they do.
New transmog set earns heavy criticism
Blizzard also recently released some new content for their in-game store. Including a baby murloc that players can carry on their backs and the “Celestial Observer’s Ensemble”. The latter is a complete transmog set that costs a full 23$. In addition, there is “The Stargazer’s Pack”, which includes the transmog set, A star-studded mount, and the pet Argi.
The ensemble looks pretty chic in itself and has some nice effects that are not currently available in the game. However, as some players correctly point out, the featured tier sets don’t look particularly good in comparison. There is also some similarity between the putative Mage-class Tier Set and this new, paid set.
Of course, gamers aren’t particularly impressed that real money items look much better than those that can be obtained in-game. The official YouTube channel of World of Warcraft actually published a video for the set, but quickly switched it back to “not listed”. Perhaps they didn’t want to annoy their fans even further with controversial shop items after new allegations surrounding Bobby Kotick emerged recently. However, the new content will still be available in the Battle.net store.
Despite this, some players were able to watch the trailer and gave a lot of dislikes. The video currently has around 100 positive ratings and 3,600 negative ratings. In the comments on the video, users share their frustration that there is a lot of work in this paid item, but that the recently announced tier sets are more like the level gear from the Legion zone Argus.