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    Default Will turbine ever put the Onyx Panther in the DDO store?

    I haven't played in a year. I heard about the onyx panther and looked it up. I thought this was perfect for my wizard that I had been playing before I went off to play other games.

    I was ready to put down 80$ for the collectors edition plus restore my VIP subscription. Then I realized that the collectors edition is no longer available. So I ended up buying Guild Wars 2 instead.

    If Turbine ever makes the Onyx Panther available again I will happily pay $30+ for it and I will resume my VIP subscription. It is the coolest item I have seen offered in this game. I just wish I had known about it when it was available.

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    The onyx panther was also a pre-order incentive. A bonus to players who bought the new expansion in collector's edition form without having played it. And since it was advertised as a limited time only exclusive, they can't go back on that commitment by putting it in the ddo store without alienating the trust of their customer base.

    So, I would say it's extremely unlikely that you'll see it available again in the future. I wouldn't be all that surprised if we another hireling like it available in the future though, just not the same one.

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    For the reasons mentioned:

    They should not.

    They better not.

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    I'm willing to bet that either the Panther or something very much like it will be in the Store by June of next year.
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    I'm pretty certain it will be re-released eventually, maybe just as a regular store hireling though, but if you're ready to pay up 30$ that will buy you enough gold seal hirelings to last the entire game probably.

    Something along the lines of; 'Celestial lion' gold seal hireling (ie just renamed and re-textured to transparent blue).

    All the "Exclusive" cosmetic pets have already been re-released in a re-textured and renamed version so the Panthers day will come as well most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    I'm willing to bet that either the Panther or something very much like it will be in the Store by June of next year.
    I honestly am shocked that something isn't there already. Panther shouldn't be, since that was a bonus for buying the CE pre-order.

    Given Turbine's actions lately, they could do no more to alienate their customer-base's trust. There isn't any left to alienate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvorix View Post
    I haven't played in a year. I heard about the onyx panther and looked it up. I thought this was perfect for my wizard that I had been playing before I went off to play other games.

    I was ready to put down 80$ for the collectors edition plus restore my VIP subscription. Then I realized that the collectors edition is no longer available. So I ended up buying Guild Wars 2 instead.

    If Turbine ever makes the Onyx Panther available again I will happily pay $30+ for it and I will resume my VIP subscription. It is the coolest item I have seen offered in this game. I just wish I had known about it when it was available.
    you should have had an email about the pre-order offers, dig in your spam can to see if you have turbine emails in there and then flag them as not spam. that way if another tasty offer comes along you'll know about it.
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    I hope it never does end up in the store.

    But looking at Lotro, I would not be surprised.

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    Since a lot of people will feel hurt that they're no longer special because any new comer will be able to get their shiny toy its probably not going to be in store. But I bet they'll add some sort of permanet hireling to store in future.

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    The Onyx Panther Pet or the Onyx Panther "Hireling" ?
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    While I can certainly understand why some people wouldn't wish this to become widely available if I'm honest I kinda hope they do release it in some form.

    I pre-ordered MotU but simply didn't have much money at the time and could only afford the base pack and the panther would be really useful for my Ranger. (That or give Rangers our bloody Animal Companions already).

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    If they do then how are we supposed to take them seriously in the future?
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    It kinda kills the whole "limited offer" appeal to sells thou, who would buy something knowing it will go on sell *with* all the perks in the future?

    Keeping perks limited to the offer will boost sells in the future, since players will know it's the only way to get that limited item.
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    While it makes no game play difference to me if other people can buy the panther or not, I believe they stated that it was a limited off and would never be available if you didn't get it through the pre-order collector's edition.

    For that reason alone, I would hope it never appears in the DDO store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorth View Post
    If they do then how are we supposed to take them seriously in the future?
    Well.. that's just the thing isn't it. They've already re-released all of the "exclusive" cosmetic pets, so I have no illusion of exclusive meaning exclusive in DDO anymore.

    The only question is what color the panther will be when it's re-released.

    (not that I mind really, it's just nice to know what words mean in corporate language :P Kind of like the limited time offers in the store, first time the pets came back I raised an eyebrow and was a bit confused about the choice of words, later on you know that limited time means once a month or something like that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by legendlore View Post
    The only question is what color the panther will be when it's re-released.
    I would buy a Pink Panther.
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    if they do re-release the panther i hope it will be pink, that way the only ones to summon it would be the ones that REALLY need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pape_27 View Post
    I would buy a Pink Panther.
    I would as well, but only if it has the official theme music while using it's sneak trick ^^

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    Most likely there will be other "Figurines of wondrous power" in the future. Possibly not in the store...since that would devalue store hireling contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartharok View Post
    if they do re-release the panther i hope it will be pink, that way the only ones to summon it would be the ones that REALLY need it
    I would reserve one slot specially for a Pink Panther. After all, I have all the DVDs, movies and cartoons included.
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