Not really a big deal, on most realm the meta drake is only rare for 1-2 tiers and then people come back and steam roll it to death.
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Besides they are adding a Garrosh Heroic only mount that will compensate. 100% dropchance while current content, ~2% after. win/win in my book.
IMO the glory mounts were more "when you are finished with heroic modes here ya go" since the heroic modes were much harder than the achievements. They were essentially replaced by the guild glory achievements that require all the heroic fights down now. So don't think of it as making he glory mount easier, think of it as they are now splitting it into 2 different ones, one for the heroic fights, and one for the achievements.
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My God, what a horrible creation. People seeing what they want? Thank God they tried to shy away from that. I know it pisses me off when I'm in an heroic raid, yet in the back of my head all I can think is 'some casual player is playing a heroic dungeon and not wiping.' -Vodkarn
I don't even play and this was the right move... everyone wants mounts and not everyone is able to do PvE, even though its stupid easy... like come on... who can't do a simple 5-6 button dps rotation and avoid less than 10 boss mechanics? Maybe if you click/keyboard turn, but anyone with working eyes and function hand/eye coordination can down any raid on heroic difficulty. Anyways... I even said back in wotlk that mounts should be easier to obtain even though I got both the ulduar mounts during patch 3.1. I'm glad that blizzard compensated and made a exclusive heroic mount only... I just have a feeling we'll be seeing it on the black AH.
Considering that Glory mounts were implemented when there was one difficulty, why not? What this gives is an Ulduar option where you can make the fight as difficult or as easy as you want. Making a Glory mount require the final boss (on heroic) was a mistake anyway - as another poster says, that's what the heroic-only mount is. Ideally I'd like to pick up both, but their logic is sound. If your team is picking up heroic items in expectation of the next tier, you aren't going to want to switch to normal for someone elses e-peen, especially if you're getting close to the next patch. Personally since it's normal only I think it should have a short window of time to be achieved, but I'm sure that contradicts me somewhere.
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As a heroic raider I'm presonally indiferent to the change as I would eventually get it anyway. It is kinda sad tho because these mounts are still rare during their current tier. Briefly but still. Also I do mind that some of the glory achievments are nearly impossible to do on heroic. Thankfuly now we'll be able to do them on flex mode and not have to use alts or sacrifice heroic loot on mains.
As a 13/13, I don't really mind this. No one did the achievements in heroic mode, they did them outside. And they largely aren't hard, they just take the raid wanting to skip a week of gear (or more, with some of the metas that you have to do multiple weeks to earn) to do normals.
As long as they give a sweet mount for the Heroic kill (no silly drake recolors, or w/e), then it's fine. The Glory of Org mount will be the bronze drake, so, not a big deal.
It doesnt matter if 1,500 more people will have it. In a sea of 7 million people it wont seem like anymore people have it. I hope they did it for the fact that Garrosh Heroic is just a monster and like expected to not be beaten so easily. Because in terms of lore, bosses each expac keep getting stronger. Since Lich King was probably the strongest single non titan or old god based creature they had to make his encounter EPIC! And they did, iam pretty sure he is still second hardest after C'thun.
But then they had Deathwing and he literally a GOD. So they couldnt really make it one fight that was even harder then LK, so they did two really hard fights.
But since Garrosh is a power house who needs no help, he IS the ultimate defense, they should go balls out and make it even harder then Lich King. Or just as hard. Lore wish I wouldnt really want to see him stronger and game wise to, since 25m Heroic LK was near impossible already.
Ah idk I don't find the change that bad.
To be honest I found doing some metas in T14 (specifically Will or Sha) to be just as challenging as their heroic modes. The main differece was that the heroic modes required gear whereas the metas only require coordination. I like that design.
So ya I don't think many guilds that didn't finish the tier on heroic anyway could have pulled off mind killer. Even the 25 zerg tactic was impossible (pre 5.2 nerf) without large amounts of heroic loot.
Will they remove the specific heroic mode achievements per boss too? I wouldn't want that. Seeing an achievement pop up when you first kill a new boss is nice.
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