There was a blues post a few days back, addressing the issues people had with long vanity item cooldowns, and there response was, in simple form, to stop exploits. I'm not PHD Game hacking student, but i'm pretty sure you can't exploit anything by just looking like you're on fire.
They must have known, once you give another spec (tree form) or even another class, the ability to look different, no matter how hard it is to get, people want it for all classes/specs. Resto druids, after a while got a glyph to have perm tree form. I'm sure with enough posts about it, a glyph or quest line will be added one day to give us fire cat/epic cat form as a standard form.
To sum up thought, I could totally understand your reasoning, if the item was somewhat rare, or was only avaliable to say ferals that killed domo on HC during current content, but it's not. Anyone can still walk into firelands and get fire cat form, without a problem. The only problem arises when you see it has a 2 hour cooldown or activated in combat. 2 hours is just too much and if you shape shift out of cat, you loose the buff and have to wait another 2 hours.
blizzard if you are reading mmo-c and its possible that you do please put these seeds or something similar in the game while 5.3 is in the ptr stage
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...9248?page=2#32These items do exist in-game as of Patch 5.2.
They're difficult to find and Druids are the only ones able to loot them, but once found, they should be considered an item well earned and extremely cherished. Which was our intention in the first place.
Where to start looking...
this is what the model viewer shows it looks like
I havent been able to find it, and I've stealthed around as much as I can without killing bosses.
From what I've seen with the rogue-only fun item, Survivor's Bag of Coins, they have to do several steps at Ravenholdt that utilizes several glyphed abilities. My theory is that we'd have to do something similar, like charming a critter in the Firelands and bringing it someplace to have it forage for us the seed.
So far one guy claims to have found them lying on the ground on a heroic setting but refuses to post anything useful beyond that.
Tip: You have to kill up to Staghelm, not sure if heroic or normal, but I cleared heroic to be safe
It is a shame with them being only lootable by druids even though they are BOA. Since they have no apparent level restriction they can be used by low level druid alts if you have a high level to supply them. And as someone else has said as long as you keep extending the reset (and a patch hasn't released since that resets all lockouts) you can farm these when you run out pretty easily.
Edit: http://www.wowhead.com/news=212460/b...d-in-patch-5-2 has been confirmed by WoWhead with very detailed information.
Last edited by rhorle; 2013-05-02 at 04:50 AM.
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You know a community is bad when moderators lock a thread because "...this isnt the place to talk about it either seeing as it will get trolled..."
I was actually kind of excited for something like what Tien said, having to use some of our more interesting and odd spells/glyphs to acquire some Burning Seeds. Comparing it to the Rogues coin bag, getting this item feels a little lackluster. Still going to have fun with this though... Firelands HoooOOOooo!
Would of preferred it if they had added a mini boss to Firelands that you can summon, then when defeated you learn the Fire Cat form. I'm heading there now to loot some seeds, but the fact they are consumed on use means I'll probably not bother farming them.
So is Firelands soloable at this point?
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Just checked, you can abuse the flight from Alysrazor and snatch the seeds up without killing any bosses. I waited and flew through the first hoop she creates to make sure she wouldn't despawn, trying to fly away to early will cause the fight to reset and you lose flight. The seeds are very tiny, I found it helpful to zoom in with the camera to find them.
Wow head has found them. Looks like they were hot fixed in
*Edit * didn't read previous posts, on mobile atm
Just finished doing this solo, the only problem I had was for some reason my flight stopped working while I was crossing the area where the bridge is suppose to spawn and fell to my death. Doing it a 2nd time, didn't have this problem so not sure what happened, but it's quite easy to solo. Glad I know I can just stock these up when I feel like it.
Shame the buff is stripped when entering arena