Make it an interface function.
Mailbox object in our bags.
Leave them as they are.
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Just to make it clear, I'm not the one arguing for this, I don't think the mailbox searching is enough of an inconvenience to warrant their removal. I'm just trying to explain what Mojo means. I think.
Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
1. toggle on mailbox tracking on mini-map.
2. find closest mailbox.
3. travel (potentially far, or just through annoying hallways of a quest hub) to mailbox.
4. use mailbox.
5. (in my case) toggle off mailbox tracking on mini-map.
All I'm asking for is that they take one more step and simply place them in the interface. Heck, I would even enjoy earning a sort of mailbox item in-game to unlock the feature. Be it an Ethereal transporter, a Gnomish flying parcel machine, or a carrying pigeon. But it's just not a useful design to have to track down mailboxes like we currently do. It's not fun, it doesn't make me see interesting things in the world, and it's not immersive. I want to get it done quickly so I can get to doing the things I like.
When it comes to flying mounts and dungeon tools, we're talking about something completely different. Travelling on the ground should be the standard of the game, as not doing so means you miss 90% of the content. Finding and meeting other players should also be the standard, as that comprises much of the social aspect of the game.
Mailboxes are just annoying time sinks.
When people start complaining about mailboxes, you know they hardly have anything to complain about and needed something new.
I'd pass this as a thumbs up for Blizzard.
Mailboxes provide a timesink to have to take some steps to get to and use them. Blizzard built wow to be as timesinkie as possible, so they are here to stay imo.
Wow has already become too convenient imho, making people even lazier than they already are will only make the game worse, not better.
I'm also against the constant emphasis on trivialising content and making everything too convenient. But as I've said before, there's a difference between flying mounts and mail boxes. Flying mounts make you stop participating in a core aspect of the game; exploring, travelling through the world, meeting players, etc. Placing mail boxes in the interface wouldn't stop anything like that, as the only thing you do when tracking down a mailbox is stare at a mini-map, your inventory, and the ground.
Priorities, people. If you aren't complaining about flying mounts being in the game, your argument against removing mailboxes will come off as silly and merit-less.
You didn't want to run to your instances, you didn't want to run to the bg master in the world, then you didn't want to queue for bg's at your capital city, now you can't be fucked to walk to a mailbox? IS NOTHING SACRED!? Honestly though, go to the mailbox, is it really that much of a task?
Most retarded suggestion ever.
Way I look at it is that Id rather they put their resources into coming up with new useful features the modifying something that works fine.
There are a lot of mailboxes. This pleases me greatly. I remember when there weren't enough mailboxes. Running to the back of Orgrimmar where the only forge and anvil in the city were located, then running back to the front of Orgrimmar in order to auction and/or mail off what was crafted, run back to the back of the city and start crafting again, discover you are short one material component, run back to the front of the city and buy what you need from the Auction House, loot it from the mailbox, run back to the back of the city...
Ugh. I can see where you are coming from, OP, but there's no way I want fewer mailboxes, ever. Also, I think a lot of Blizzard's immersion problems come from sticking everyone and their kitties inside a bloody menu. Please, I don't want more menus. I much prefer interacting with an actual object.
2) strangely, mailboxes are everywhere in the town I live in IRL. Little blue boxes, every block it seems. Not counting the really small ones in front of every house.
There's actually 6 of them on my property for the houses across the streets. Guess IRL is illogical and looks daft. Weird. I suppose magic mail appearing in your
"user interface" is logical somehow, to me it sounds like some sort of religious miracle.
3) You think you're being "forced" to go somewhere to trade with your alt, but you want there to be a bit of an effort and immersion, and you think using the post-
office isn't.......immersive? I don't really understand. Are you saying that you want mailboxes to be _more_ convenient, even though your normal preference is
_less_ convenience? If so, I don't know how to respond.
My opinion, please keep mailboxes. That and the guild-bank system are one of the few things that still make sense to me in WoW instead of just being turned into the "button that accomplishes stuff". Post (at least in the U.S.) is an old and recognizable institution of moving parcels around for a fee, so I find it passively and subtly immersive in an organic way.
Please post more constructively.
Last edited by Gehco; 2013-10-21 at 07:39 AM.
But seriously, I don't really care either way, I mean it would be ok I guess, as long as they didn't make it 100%like GW2 in that you can't mail stuff between your characters, makes mailing kind of useless.
Last edited by Zodiark Son; 2013-10-20 at 09:22 PM.
OP you know you can tick those mailboxes off the map right?.. (well.. atleast i can..)