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    Herald of the Titans Lord Pebbleton's Avatar
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    Why did Blizzard stop with mounts FoS?

    Hi everyone.

    I faintly remember a thread like this, but i wasn't able to find any, so here i go.

    Why did Blizzard stop with mounts FoS? An overall simple and legitimate question, coming from a person that values feats over certain mounts.
    I just cannot see why, for example, the Raven Lord should give one, while the Swift Zulian Panther or the Onyxian Drake don't.
    It is obviously not a matter of difficulty (since Onyxia is harder than Anzu), and the drop rate is almost always about 1% for those mounts.

    The last mount to give a feat was Invincible if i recall right.
    So yeah, why's that? Feats of strenght are a nice additional reward for the long grind one goes through, and since they don't give achievement points, i see no reason to keep handing them over rare mounts.

    Thoughts?

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    What's the point of having a FoS when they are still obtainable? It's not an achievement to get something when its content is outdated.

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    why u need an achivement for it? just link the mount spell instead =P

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    It's not a "needed" achievement. It's just i'm a FoS collector, opposed to achievement collectors.
    I'm just wondering why "older" mounts get privileged over newer ones regarding this aspect. Not like it affects the game in any way; I'd just like to know.

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    As a achievement freak myself I wonder what blizzard is thinking..
    Is it really that hard to add those few achievements just to make us feel better? Sitting at 63 FoS Gief more lol.

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    Anzu is a fos since it was druid-specific kinda when it was released.

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    I wish I could link the date I got my Ony drake. I had to stop riding it (yes, HAD to. I was embarassed to see so many) after everyone started getting theirs.
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    It is silly, and comes across as lazy. Especially considering the Onyxia mount (pre-buffed droprate) was so incredibly rare. Yet the Swift White Hawkstrider has a FoS... lol.

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    The only mounts that gave a FoS were Mim's head, Invincible and rare drop mounts obtainable before the achievement system was put into effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    The only mounts that gave a FoS were Mim's head, Invincible and rare drop mounts obtainable before the achievement system was put into effect.
    Grey Camel, Grand Black War Mammoth and Bone White Primal Raptor say Hi

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    More interesting to me is, why aren't there any heroic-mode only mounts like Lifebinder's Handmaiden or Invincible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayona View Post
    Grey Camel, Grand Black War Mammoth and Bone White Primal Raptor say Hi
    idk why the Grand Mammoth got one, but meh. Also, the Grey Camel and Bone White Primal Raptor aren't like say the Blue-Proto Drake or other "Rare" mounts.

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    The Achievement fad has long died with Cataclysm. It's not good content, they only continue to support it because it's in the game and has become a secondary focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayona View Post
    Grey Camel, Grand Black War Mammoth and Bone White Primal Raptor say Hi
    What? Bone white primal raptor does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    idk why the Grand Mammoth got one, but meh. Also, the Grey Camel and Bone White Primal Raptor aren't like say the Blue-Proto Drake or other "Rare" mounts.
    Grand Black War Mammoth used to give a regular achievement worth 10 points that was part of the Wintergrasp meta. People complained about a complete RNG achievement (that you might not even be able to ever take a shot at if you were on a really unbalanced server; on my original Wrath server Horde had access to VoA maybe once in the first couple months) being part of a PvP meta, so they changed it to a FoS and took it out of the meta.

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    What? Bone white primal raptor does?
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    I wonder this myself , DW mount ( heroic ) Raggy mount , alysrazor mount , all mounts i obtained and wished i got an achievment for people to show like " hee i got obtained this at this date when it was corrent content " or something what ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quikbunny View Post
    It is silly, and comes across as lazy. Especially considering the Onyxia mount (pre-buffed droprate) was so incredibly rare. Yet the Swift White Hawkstrider has a FoS... lol.
    Amazing what comes off as "lazy" these days. never mind faster content updates and all that...now they are lazy for not giving a FoS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henkdejager View Post
    I wonder this myself , DW mount ( heroic ) Raggy mount , alysrazor mount , all mounts i obtained and wished i got an achievment for people to show like " hee i got obtained this at this date when it was corrent content " or something what ever.
    Hmmm...on the other hand...it isn't a meta achievement, right? It is luckbased? Why a FoS for being lucky? Maybe that is why they removed those FoS. Call them "Feast of luck" maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tidus4eva View Post
    The Achievement fad has long died with Cataclysm. It's not good content, they only continue to support it because it's in the game and has become a secondary focus.
    thats just not true at all
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    as a fos collector myself i was wondering the same thing.
    would love to see them back

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    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Amazing what comes off as "lazy" these days. never mind faster content updates and all that...now they are lazy for not giving a FoS?

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    Hmmm...on the other hand...it isn't a meta achievement, right? It is luckbased? Why a FoS for being lucky? Maybe that is why they removed those FoS. Call them "Feast of luck" maybe?
    Lucky? All mount FoS owners are lucky then.


    I wouldn't consider a 1% drop rate in normal when it was current content and having to pay the roll winner JUST luck, it just dropped. Or are you saying those that raided end bosses on heroic when it was current and were next in line for a mount weren't "lucky"? They were more entitled to them and deserving?

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