Tuesday, when the skins for the warclaw were released, I was about to buy them because I wanted the branded skin. Right as I was about to complete the purchase, I stopped because I really didn't want the rest of the skins. I would have been a waste of money. In fact, there's a lot of skins I don't go for because I can't directly buy them. There are roughly 17 mount skins and 2 glider skins that immediately come to mind. I have to ask the guys in charge of how things are sold to us, is it really worth it? I can only imagine that I'm not the only one holding out until they can buy what they want directly or at least a way having said skins sold on the trading posts so I can convert cash into gold and buy them that way. On the other hand, setting things up so players have to purchase more than necessary to get what they want feels careless at best and predatory at worse. To make matters worse, some of these things are over 2 years old and there's still no direct way to buy them. Surely by now, nearly everyone whom was willing to shell out the extra cash to guarantee getting what they want have done so by now.
Isn't it time you set up direct sales to these items by now so you can profit off of those whom are holding out? I can't speak for anyone else but I certainly am not budging on my stance. I'm never going to buy black lion keys as long as black lion chests are loot boxes. Also, I'm not going to buy skin packs unless I want all the skins in them. Whenever you decide to sell all the gem store items directly or allow all the skins to be posted on the trading posts, let me know. I and my wallet will be waiting.