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2-12-2009 @ 9:09AM
By "promoting higher level content" I think they mean to not have people wrapped up in this older content... not that AQ is higher level.
2-12-2009 @ 11:20AM
My problem with this is that Blizzard is telling me not to do something that I may want to do. If I want to run old content who are they to say no? I think it is BS.Now there is a long discussion that has been going on in the suggestion forums about how to handle the scepter turn ins and bug mounts. As many of you know in patch 3.0.2 some servers bugged out closing the AQ gates and allowing people to bang the gong again and get there mounts. Many people felt that it was unfair that only some got this oppertunity and started this discussion. The discussion started before this announcement was made and has had several suggestions added on. The thread has reached max posts and it is now onto it's second thread. I have posted the links to both below.One suggestion is to be able to buy the black bug mount form the rare mount vendor in Dalaran for the scepter. Another suggestion is to allow riding of the other bug mounts outside of AQ if you turn the scepter in. And yet another suggestion was to bang the gong and summon a level 80 raid boss to fight and then you get the mount and/or title. There are many more suggestions but the post has quite a bit of support and this announcement was a slap in the face to many people. I feel this is an epic fail on Blizzard's part. The quest chain for the scepter and AQ in general was the most epic quest line ever in this game, even more so then wrath gate. Removing this content is horrible.
2-12-2009 @ 11:23AM
Here are the links. I forgot to post them at the end of my post.First thread:http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=12891292131&sid=1&pageNo=1Second thread: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=14990463179&postId=149889167642&sid=1#9
2-12-2009 @ 11:41AM
@Erogroth You know, some of those ideas are great.I took a little peek at the links and I would love to have Blizzard consider some of those suggestions.Personally I like the idea of making the War of the Shifting Sands a yearly thing. Update the content, and make the ongoing battle, which still isn't -over- a repeat thing. Every year the forces of AQ try to gather their strength to invade the rest of the world, and Horde/Alliance must open the doors quickly enough to attack them before they can muster their strength, and 'cull' the AQ armies. Or somesuch! Would keep the titles and mounts rare still.
2-12-2009 @ 11:55AM
That was actually my original idea but it didn't get as much support as I had hoped. I still like it the best though.
2-12-2009 @ 12:22PM
the fact that all new realms will be getting the gates open as a default is further evidence that blizz is anti-nostalgia.Which, in my opinion, is in direct conflict with a majority of the achievement points which are designed to get high-level toons re-visiting content for which that are vastly over powered. it all comes down to $$$ for blizzard. getting people to play non-current content full time; for example setting up classic or burning crusade realms would conflict with the message that they want people to pour moneys in to the latest and greatest expansion packs, which i'm sure there will be plenty more of. only when subscriptions start to drop off will we see blizz looking in to the idea of nostalgia realms, and re-appropriating 'old' content in new ways. which is a shame.
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