This was initially posted on the MoP beta forums as a suggestion. Seeing how things are evolving with the legendary and various events in game, I felt like it was a good jab at what Blizz will do with the Legendary in this expansion, or maybe even served as an inspiration. Of course, not everything I wrote is happening (limited number of legendaries in the guild) but there are resemblances which cannot be ignored.
My questions are :
1. Do you think thats a good direction?
2. What would you change?
"This is my idea (please don`t be afraid of the wall of text) :
*The legendary should be used only for the last tier of the expansion ; build it throughout previous tiers* - guilds which cleared the first raiding tier are approached by a council of their faction in order to take part in a campaign to secure certain parts of Pandaria for its resources, now that the existing threats have been thwarted (mogu,mantid,zandalari,etc) - taking part in this effort will consist in gathering resources - much in the way of unlocking the gates of AQ but also employing new methods (obtaining a number of gold medals in challenge mode, using the farm system, gathering various materials, completing dailies).This is a faction wide effort and will become more complex as new tiers are released (and the H-A conflict will escalate) - make use of the scenarios to advance the story line. Create chain quests which tell the story of various weapons lost or hidden in various parts of the world. Use archeology to find clues about them, solo quests for easier parts of the chain, use scenarios to investigate clues. - Use raids in the 2nd/3rd etc tiers to obtain reputation with the faction council mentioned initially / unlock the next step of the storyline(or something similar)
.*Only one person in the guild can obtain a legendary (2-3 for 25 man guilds) during the expansion (unlock it the next expansion with certain limitations)* - guilds will work with the races within their faction to recover the legendary - for example the night elf will help you find a the lost staff of Cenarius, which is a healing staff, while the bood elves will find/recover a bow of a great ranger general. - this way legendaries can have a link to old lore (like the Lich King weapons, with flavour text and such) and will also let you focus on a certain quest chain. Would be interesting to have faction specific weapons ( only alliance can have 2h sword and healing staff, while horde has an exclusive bow and 2h mace), while keeping some common ( tanking shield, polearm etc) but with different names and storyline. - this means separate story lines for 10 weapons or so. You can do all chains or just focus on one early on if you decided what player will get one. this also means there will not be one legendary, restricting the choice of the guild as to what role/player gets it. - In the siege of Orgrimmar you will receive a buff (maybe reinforcements) from the faction which legendary you chose to obtain
*Legendary Champion of the Alliance/Horde* - the person chosen for the weapon will receive this title upon obtaining the legendary and defeating Garrosh in heroic difficulty - champions will be able to decide which faction attacks Orgrimmar each week thorugh a series of competing scenarios (obtain more resources), better times in challenge modes (leaderboards in faction capitals for each week - champions will need help from guilds or realid friends to complete them) and PvP (groups of each faction`s champions/ champion and squire which can be guildy or friend compete in arena type match 2v2 5v5 10v10). - attacking Orgrimmar first or second will unlock certain bosses which hold exclussive loot (capes, wrist,belt, certain pants with special stats etc)This is a model that I think would make legendaries and their bearers really special, while ensuring a large participation from all the server, recognition and both collaboration and strife between factions."
I dont think limiting the legendary would be good. You would see guilds forming to get 3 legionaries and combining raids with another guild. I want them to give everyone one for the final raid, maybe a class and spec specific one.
Last edited by zerocoolhack; 2012-10-14 at 01:45 AM.
I like it except for the idea of it being done through a guild. While everyone knows that in practice guilds are pretty much essential I think there shouldn't be any aspect of the game which is theoretically impossible without a guild. It also adds a ton of complications for when guilds disband mid-expansion, screwing over whoever was working on the legendary. The idea of the legendary being built over multiple tiers and requiring scenarios and archaeology to complete is awesome but it definitely should be character-linked, not guild-linked.