View Poll Results: What should they do with mailboxes?

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  • Make it an interface function.

    66 16.50%
  • Mailbox object in our bags.

    6 1.50%
  • Leave them as they are.

    328 82.00%
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  1. #121
    They are so widespread that they may as well be removed.

    When they were less of them they had more of a feel and purpose

  2. #122
    I'm tired of World of Menucraft. Leave mailboxes as they are please.

  3. #123
    Has anybody pointed out that in Guild Wars 2, you still have to go to the Auctioneers to pick up your money and items? Or at least it was that way last time I logged in; I haven't really touched GW2 for a while.

  4. #124
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    Leave them as they are (as physical things in-game), but reduce the amount you can find in cities. It's fairly ridiculous how many there are in any 1 city. It's like with Starbucks-leave one and then look across the street and there's another. Say with Stormwind, have 1-2 in each district, just not as close together.

  5. #125
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    There's a quest chain in LotRO in Hobbiton where all you do is deliver mail without getting detected by nosy people. It's literally a chain about going to mailboxes. I'm going to take this as some sort of sign that the universe is not on your side and say that mailboxes are just fine.

    I don't need all reality removed from a game to facilitate a (minor) convenience. I mean why have flight masters when we could just use the map to teleport like GW2 right? Let's just remove all NPCs and let us do repairs in the field, buy items from a UI interface, etc. Why even have to log on to do any of this? Let's just make WoW a browser game.

    Pointlessly slippery slope.
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  6. #126
    Herald of the Titans LocNess's Avatar
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    I love my mailboxes, please don't do anything to them.

  7. #127
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    This is most weirdest thread made ever, removing mailboxes? o.o
    What's next? removing flight paths, because they are in the way? =/
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  8. #128
    "I'm against convenience in games"

    Kill yourself

    Infracted, keep it civil.
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  9. #129
    Never lose gameplay to a menu button. Blizzard must have learned this by now.

    Should AH also be a menu button? Should be just remove all NPCs? It's a WORLD of Warcraft, it should not be accessed by menu buttons. Blizzard must have learned this since the amount of subscribers have dropped dramatically since the introduction of the Dungeon Finder.

  10. #130
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    Leave them as they are.

    i have no issues with mailboxes or the mail system and i've been around since classic and seen the system in a few different stages now

  11. #131
    I like them being a physical interactive thing in the world. I've played other games where mail is just an inventory menu and it loses the charm of receiving something and going to the mailbox excited to see what it is. If anything, i think Blizzard has added too many mailboxes lately.

  12. #132
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    Eh no. I like the mailboxes, and it's not weird that they're all around town. You know, in real life, there's one for every house.

  13. #133
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    No point in changing something that works.
    Mailboxes are a reason to come back to town sometimes, without them, cities would be ghost towns.
    Also they added so many mailboxes, you don't have to run far to find one.
    The mail system could be upgraded on a lot of subjects, but I fail to see why it should be removed.

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    They still stay as they are, gives the feel of having possibilities. Having it yourself (Interface function, or bag function) all seem to ruin the feel.
    You know, one might be wrong about things but it is damn annoying to be right and people then realize it too late.

  15. #135
    Turn off mailboxes on your minimap. Problem solved.
    The only thing that looks daft are the people who complain about someting as silly as mailboxes.
    If mailboxes are everywhere how on earth are you forced to go 'somewhere' to empty it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duridi View Post
    Eh no. I like the mailboxes, and it's not weird that they're all around town. You know, in real life, there's one for every house.
    in real life people only have one mailbox too

    should they let you pick a 'home' mailbox and you can only check your mail from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Risin View Post
    What ho,

    I'm usually against conveniences in games. I want there to be a bit of an effort to do things, as well as immersion in the game world.

    But lately, mailboxes have started bugging me.

    • They litter the mini-map and take up space around it.
    • They are everywhere in towns nowadays, which is not only illogical but also looks daft.
    • They force you to go somewhere just to trade with your alt or receive some money from the Auction House, or when you receive a letter from an NPC.

    Why not take the Guild Wars 2 route and place the mailbox in the interface? If you want it to make sense lore-wise, just say the Ethereals did it.
    Having a mailbox in the UI would make engineers less useful.

  18. #138
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezarus View Post
    in real life people only have one mailbox too

    should they let you pick a 'home' mailbox and you can only check your mail from there?
    That would not make a difference to me. I tend to always use the same mailbox.

  19. #139
    Yeah! Let's take away another benefit of being an engineer! /s

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