Before we start boys and girls, I should make an admission. Sometimes i drop the ball on my research. This is not always a bad thing. In todays case I was surprised by what occurred.
Yesterday started the Feast of Winter Veil 2013 edition. After finishing some actual real life work I logged on to Warcraft to finish off the first day of dailies. Grab the quest, run over to Alterac Valley, kill the big ugly monster, grab presents and then smack the deer on the butt. After all of this running around run back to Orgrimmar (For the Horde!!!!) and collect my gift. I opened the gift immediately and received a fruit cake and some little toy. Yippee for me.
Then I debated on whether I was going to do this for all of my other eligible toons. Having 6 toons at level 80 or higher (the level you have to be to start the Metzen quest) I had at least an hour or more to finish everything. So I plugged along and jumped onto my next toon to work on the quest. Zipped over to Ogrimmar, danced on the mailbox for a second, high fiving the quest giver and then started the process again.
After finishing everything for the 2nd time I opened my present, out popped a Rotten Helper Box. Color me shocked that Blizzard had added something new to the presents this year. Usually they reserve any changes to the presents you open on around the 25th of the month. So quickly my mind debated on just how rare this one would be. Basic math said i have 6 toons finishing the quests for the next two and a half weeks. This gives me over 50 chances to get another one of these guys. So I slapped him in the head and put him in a cage and dropped him into the Auction House.
Now looking at the Undermine journal listings for Rotten Little Helper there are 52 showing being listed on US Auction Houses. This was unusual to me because other pets that had popped out of gifts were flooding the Auction Houses quickly after the holiday started.
It's not yet sure what this is going to say about how common these little guys will be. My original listing did not sell (I didn't expect it too- I listed it at 15k for a fishing expedition) but listings that high set the starting point higher than what other rare items had been set before. The future will tell just how much these will end up going for not just during the holiday but afterwards.
Pet sales is a tricky business simply because of the law of supply and demand. If these continue to stay rare they can call for a pretty gold coin later on. If they slowly become more common than having higher level ones will end up being the way to go for more gold.
Or you can be like me and figure out a team name for all three of the little helpers. I think i shall name him Krampus.
Good Luck and Good Hunting
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