Imagine coming to a webstore front and there you see a message saying $20.00 buys you an egg with your choice of abilities. That's right, a virtual breeding service for Wizard101. For instance, I've been predicting that if the sheep pet isn't in the game now, it should be. Otherwise, the moment Kyle logs in and shows off his sheep, then I will get a barrage of tells asking me to breed baby baxter with their pet.
*dollar signs flash before eyes*
Disclaimer: This is a metaphor, not an actual proposal:
YOU WANT A RARE PET? $100 buys you a SHEEP! I'll even farm up the money for you (since I have to farm it up for myself and all too). Just give me your account username and password and in a couple of days you'll have your sheep.
Two things wrong with that statement: 1) it's against the rules. 2) I would never do that. . . . but someone might just try something like that on somewhere like ebay. You know, recoup their costs for a subscription . . . make a little extra on the side for kicks?
This is the first time where an actual gosh darn business could be made from the game. To me this also explains why they're taking away the ability to trade crafted treasure cards from tough and keen eyes . . . because you thought "cards for codes" or "cards for wings" was bad, "cards for hatching" would be even worse.
But while defeating one monster, perhaps another has been created. Picking and choosing your pet's powers through a breeding service could really mess with our game. When the kids with the cool pets have had their fun and they're ready to retire from the game, they'll sell their inventions so that everyone can have a super pet . . . and when every pet is a super pet, there are no super pets.
It could be bad. very bad. It could be very bad for fansites as well because fansites would probably be where they spam their webstore addresses and advertise their businesses. It may seem a bit slippery slope, but I thought I'd throw that out there since it's been bugging me. Actually, I'd like to be wrong on this one. In fact, please let me know if and why I might just be nothing more than a doomsayer on this one.