What would you carry?

We are going to assume for just a few minutes that Blizzard has just announced a new service. They haven’t, but I would totally pay for this one if they did.

This hypothetical new service would cost , we’ll say $5. Not that it matters, but just to have a number in case someone from Blizzard actually finds this post and thinks it’s a useful idea. Lets just say it would be a greater service than the sparkle pony, and would not change the balance of the game in any way.

Nothing I am talking about cannot already be done, in fact I have done it.

What the hell am I talking about you ask?

Sending a care package.

In our hypothetical scenario you pay $5 to get a single mail that can be sent cross realm, cross faction, and/or to other accounts on the same battlenet account. Kind of like what I did when I made a level 10 alt and transferred it, but with less work and far less carrying capacity.

We will say that this mail can contain the amount of gold transferable at level 10-30 as its maximum, so 300G. We will also say it will have 12 slots for gear just like any other mail.

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Here is what I would put in my care package, assuming I was going to start another Hunter alt on a fresh server and took the time to farm all this up. For example if I wanted to go play a bit with some friends, but did not want to transfer a toon.

  • 300 gold in cash.
  • Champions Deathdealer Breastplate
  • Prized Beastmasters Mantle or Champion Herod’s Shoulder
  • Charmed Ancient Bone Bow or Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon
  • Balanced Heartseeker 
  • Balanced Heartseeker 
  • Discerning Eye of the Beast
  • Swift Hand of Justice
  • Dread Pirate Ring
  • The remaining 4 slots would be either high capacity bags or high value items I could sell for more cash, depending on how much time I planned to spend there.

 

Now, things would be different if I were planning to send over gear to support a hybrid, but even then it could be made to fit. Lets take a Druid as an example, one that needs to be able to spec for anything.

Keep in mind I am just looking at the leather gear for this little thought experiment. Sending over cloth spellpower gear would give more versatility for future alts as well, in the same way that sending leather instead of mail in the Hunter example would have allowed a Rogue or feral Druid to be played with the same gear. 

  • 300 gold in cash.
  • Preened Ironfeather Breastplate
  • Stained Shadowcraft Tunic
  • Preened Ironfeather Shoulders or Lasting Fearalheart Spaulders
  • Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders or Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders
  • Repurposed Lave Dredger
  • Dignified Headmasters Charge or Grand Staff of Jordan
  • Discerning Eye of the Beast
  • Discerning Eye of the Beast
  • Swift Hand of Justice
  • Swift Hand of Justice
  • Dread Pirate Ring
  • The remaining  slot would be a high value item I could sell for more cash, since there is no real room for anything else.

 

If you were to use a service like this what would you send to yourself?

Would you use it like me to load up on heirlooms, big bags, and cash for a new alt on another server?

Would you use it to mail some BoE epics you made on your Alliance characters to your Horde alts? (or vice-versa)

Would you load it down with high value items to transfer them from server to server to bring much needed cash to your alts?

Would you use it at all?

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