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9-01-2008 @ 8:19AM
I was very very disappointed when I read about the new titles.The titles themselves are very class and race defining such as Arch Druid or The Forsaken. So it's a darn pity that they are reserved to people who rush through content as fast as possible. Is Fandral Staghelm just a server first? That's why he's an Arch Druid?Arch Druid would be a much better title to any lvl 80 druid who is exalted by Cenarion Circle and Cenarion Expedition, for example. Arch Mage could be a lvl 80 mage who's exalted with Kirin Tor... Or why not make class-specific achievements and give the titles as rewards to players who really know how to play the class. Like druid achievements could be tanking a boss in heroic as a dire bear, obtaining the swift flight form and aquatic form, winning a battleground as a moonkin, etc... Then after doing the class specific achievements you could be really called Arch Druid!I truly hope Blizzard is going to change the server first titles to be something else. And give more titles in general.
9-01-2008 @ 9:00AM
Seconded! That sounds like a *much* better idea.
9-03-2008 @ 3:28AM
9-01-2008 @ 10:08AM
Agreed, sounds like a good idea too.In some ways having the imba title of being first would be nice, but reality would just be as mentioned that someone had multiple people play the account to get there, pretty sad and makes a mockery of the whole rpg part of the game.Having a title though that is earn't more like a Decathlon would be cool and force people to experience more variety in the game (I'd have the bar set higher like having to win 5 battlegrounds as one of each form for a druid which any going afk resetting the achievement to start along with all the other tasks to do).This achievement would have the welcome effect too of the people who have it very likely knowing their class. You could even have one stage where you needed to be the only tank class in a party and complete a dungeon on heroic as a way of proving you tanked - ditto for healing.I'd definitely have a lot more respect for someone who achieved something like above then someone who just sat in a smelly room for 60 hours flat ;)
9-01-2008 @ 10:22AM
/signedGreat idea and just to elaborate on how I see your school of thought...Just like the hierarchical PvP achievements (i.e. BGs, Arena all have their own "set" of achievements, achieve all those and you get a title), there should be class achievements. Complete all of these and you should get the title for being master of that class (e.g. Archmage, Prophet, etc).Some ideas:Receive X damage from a single enemy without dying. (Tanking skill).Produce X tables of food / soul wells / light wells and have their contents exhausted by party/raid members.Buff X players with (class specific buff)Polymorph / shackle / ice trap X mobs.Heal X damage on a single player in a single combat.OMG, I could go on forever.
9-01-2008 @ 11:41PM
/agreeYou hit the nail on the head, Amaris. It seems absolutely silly to reward people for skipping content. They're cool titles, but why reward only the people who blow past content as fast as possible?I'll be taking my time leveling, doing some fishing/gathering as I go, running the new instances, and generally enjoying myself when the expansion comes out. I guess that means I don't get a title. : /
9-01-2008 @ 5:06PM
Totally agree.Would be awesome if they used a system similar to that of the Battlefield 2 awards system.For example, Of the ElementsPlay as an Elemental Combat Shaman for x Achieve x DPS with x amount of spell power/critGet x killing blows in a battlegroundDown x boss(es)Something of that sort maybe.
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