WoW was a great game once...
WoW was a great game once...
Make it as expensive as you'd like - it still won't change the fact that flying mounts are no longer required for anything except optional dailies and reps (and even then, it's just a convenience). I've leveled a character (slowly, over a long period of time) by doing JC dailies without moving outside SW, and when you can queue for everything from the comfort of [CURRENT CAPITAL CITY], it really spotlights how unnecessary to game play flying mounts truly are.
This idea is invalidated by the fact that nowadays it's pretty easy to farm gold, unless you're "i have a life" kinda of fellow
That's a terrible idea. You'd have all the gold-buying clowns flying around making it impossible for normal players to get profession mats.
How about no?
If YOU dont want to fly, why should everyelse be forced to it
And by ur name i feel that due to flying u used to gank ppl, sorry i ment to call it "world pvp", but cant anymore, terrible aint it?
And if u needed to farm for MONTHS for 280% flying back in TBC u did it wrong, i had mine after 3weeks after i hit 70
3 Legendaries and counting. CC ring, Ghoul Ring and AMS cloak
Yeah....... how about a no. Bad idea, really bad.
'"Can your blood atone for genocide, orc? Your Horde killed countless innocents with its rampage across Stormwind and Lordaeron. Do you really think you can just sweep all that away and cast aside your guilt so easily? No, your kind will never change, and I will never stop fighting you."
- Grand Admiral Proudmoore
^ That's the argument you'll get. I've heard it countless times.
Apparently the average player pays 15 bucks a month to watch people who don't have commitments outside of the game have fun. I love to log on after work and /worship players from the top raiding guild, and then place the fruits of my crafting professions on the AH for a substantial loss so that they can go raid some more while I cook dinner.
"Blah blah blah entitlement mentality".
IF Expecting a complete gaming experience in exchange for parting with your money, which happens to be the exact same amount of money as everybody else, regardless of your skill level, or amount of time available to commit to said game = sense of entitlement.
THEN Expecting the financial support of the entire player base in order to fund the development of exclusive content for you (but not them) just because they don't have as much spare time to spend playing WoW = ????
(Also, because a casual player takes longer to progress through the content, a casual player ACTUALLY PAYS MORE FOR THE EXACT SAME CONTENT, than a hardcore player who has it all down the same week it comes out)
If the obvious fallacies behind the "special snowflake" arguments don't stop them from existing in the first place, I think every thread of the nature should be auto-closed because there's really nothing to debate. There's no getting through to them.
Last edited by Gheld; 2013-10-26 at 06:00 PM.
Getting epic flying in BC wasn't difficult, and it didn't take months. It took me about a week or a little more if I remember right to get epic flying on both my 70's back then just denching craftable JC rings and necks and AH'ing the mats, all it took was farming ore.
Even in vanilla it wasn't too difficult getting epic riding using enchanting, back then there was no skill level requirement to dench items, we'd all use level 1 alts to dench BoE's.
The game includes competition between players. Nobody will self-restrict themselves from convenience just because they disapprove of laziness.
You did not have to farm for months for mount in TBC. I was a new player and I got my mount within a week or so. Just do couple quests, leveling up always gives lot of gold.
Yeahhh... No. If it was account wide, sure.
Epic flying in TBC was something totally new and the first time to achieve it. Sort of like epic mounts in vanilla. Once TBC rolled around they were far easier to obtain.
After TBC flying lost its spot on "THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!$@!" Chair. It was just a feature that we had to keep paying for to use it in said area. No one really like having to pay gold each time around just to use a feature in a certain area. Yes it's been cheap to unlock it for a zone since wotlk. If it cost 50,000 Just to use the damn mount(s) you've had for years in the new zone(s) That'd be beyond stupid and just piss a lot of people off sorry.
A better idea would be adding another cool feature like epic flying for a gold sink. Like idk sailing or something along those lines I guess (Not saying Sailing should be a feature).
p.s Epic flying didn't take months if you knew what you were doing to make the gold(I Wasn't among those people though haha). Netherdrakes on the other hand took a bit if you couldn't farm eggs
Last edited by Renx; 2013-11-05 at 04:26 PM.
A bit of perspective people
Flying was never a milestone in TBC. Only EPIC FLYING was a milestone, even then it was because you grinded 1 month doing repetitive crap. The only time a mount was a milestone was during Vanilla, that ended 6 years ago
I tell you what should be very expensive in the next expansion: PvP.
Yeah, PvP. It ruins PvE with its stupid skill balances and nerfs and I'm tired of it messing up how I think the game should be.
So to punish the people who dare to play in ways I don't like, they should be forced to do some arbitrary hoop-jumping driven by ludicrous amounts of in-game grind to do their stupid waste of dev resources thing I don't like.
Yeah, so every time you wanna attack another player in the open world? 100G.
For every level that player is under you? 100G.
Any time you wanna enter some PvP thing, Battleground/Arena/whatever? 100G.
Yeah, that sounds totally fair and balanced to me, someone who never PvP's at all! Now why isn't Blizzard listening to my sheer and utter brilliance? They'd get literally billions of subs back off my ingenious concept!