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9-02-2008 @ 4:05PM
Passive Talent, anyone?
9-02-2008 @ 4:14PM
I like the idea of a passive ability; have the crop teach you the passive ability and put it in the general tree of the spellbook.
9-02-2008 @ 4:21PM
9-02-2008 @ 4:28PM
Got my vote.
9-02-2008 @ 5:16PM
9-02-2008 @ 5:20PM
While I think that woudl be great, I don't think Blizzard just wants to give everyone a 10% speed increase without it being limited somehow.Having it take a slot, having it be only usable on one mount, that's the path they go for. Just having a random 10 percent increase that you buy once and never think about again, is not something they ever do.I mean, think of any other special buff that you can use without giving something up?
9-02-2008 @ 6:04PM
idd. a passive talent learned from the crop sounds great.
9-04-2008 @ 1:13AM
I rather liked the idea they had about enchanting the mounts themselves until they made other changes removing the mounts from inventory. I'm not sure what would be best, I was excited about LWing being ever so slightly profitable again.
9-02-2008 @ 6:29PM
While I mostly agree, I also feel they have to attempt at least a cursory nod to "reality". Yes this is a Fantasy themed game, but think about it - how would a Riding Crop (you know the thing you smack a horse with to make it go faster) actually *teach* you anything? You all know as well as I that it wouldn't. It's not like smacking your mount several times translates into a learnable spell...at least not by any stretch of my not entirely insubstantial imagination!I'm sure there will be a way that 'makes sense' but having a Riding crop that turns into something you have in your spellbook is not the answer imo. It's the little details like this, and the way that Blizz seems to get them mostly right, that separates this game from others. I'm glad they are still using their thinking caps and have not yet decided on a solution.
9-02-2008 @ 6:36PM
9-03-2008 @ 3:26AM
Either a passive talent, or if it really still needs a physical presence of some sort, how about simply having one in your pack grants the buff. I mean, you don't have to equip a skinning knife to skin or a pickax to mine. You're just using it to smack your ride to go faster... I still question how that works with Mechanostriders anyway. Or the helicopters.
9-03-2008 @ 5:03AM
I would utterly hate to see yet another stream of itemisation to muddy the water.In response to Slayblaze' nod to reality, would it really be necessary in the context of a system where we have the potential for innumerable mounts stored 'somewhere', accessed through a menu and summoned from the ether? A passive 'talent' learned through a riding crop need not necessarily mean that one has permanently learned to increase their mounted speed without thwacking their mount with said crop. Merely that they have the permanent use of a crop when summoning their mount, they do all have riding harnesses after all, it's not as if we carry those in our bags.A passive buff named Riding Crop granting 10% speed increase while mounted seems perfectly acceptable to me. Or a similar learning use of the crop that grants a (+#) to riding skill that translates to the same. We really don't need to introduce yet more itemisation here.
9-04-2008 @ 9:25PM
I think the best thing would be to somehow incorporate this into inscription and apply riding crops to the summoning spells for mounts
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