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6-18-2009 @ 6:48PM
If you ask me, it's silly to get rid of them altogether just because it will one day be easier for everyone else to get them.So? Isn't that like everything in the game? Most items eventually lose their "special-ness" when they become easier to get. But who cares if a group of level 90s goes and gets their snazzy drakes a couple years down the road.There's this weird culture in WoW that thinks their accomplishments are somehow diminished anytime a future lesser accomplishment garners someone else the same pixelated reward.In any case...leaving this reward in the game would certainly go along with Blizzard's recent attempts to make this game less of a pissing contest.
6-19-2009 @ 11:14AM
That's kind of the key with accomplishments. They are diminished if every one can accomplish them. In the same way an Olympic gold medal loses its value if every guy with a sweatsuit can win them an elite object that only the top raiders can earn loses its value when every scrub level 90 can faceroll to it.
6-24-2009 @ 2:53AM
But the analogy doesn't hold true, because it's a game, not an olympic sport. Everyone is trying to be the "best" and obtain a pat on the back for playing a video game. As well, if you fail at achieving the gold medal, you can come back the next time it's held to obtain it again; unlike this situation.The thing about acheivements, is far from being that not just anyone can achieve them, it's that the bar is constantly being pushed higher. Getting the proto drake isn't going to be some big deal when there's a a mega-super-flying citadel of destruction at level 90. Just like having the Baron's mount now isn't a big deal. Think of it like how living to be 50 isn't a big deal now, but it was a few hundred years ago.Folks have just become so terrified of getting thier E-peen hurt and lowering thier self sense of greatness, that they're clinging with desperation to these pixelated "rewards" for the "work and effort" put into the game. WoW is not a job; the only reward should be playing later parts of the game. In the end, it's all about competition, and people only want the mounts to be removed because they want to be the absolute best, and always be the best. They want to be able to say "I have it and you don't, and you never will." That's just greed. I don't like rewarding greedy people by giving them thier way. I think the mounts should stay. Maybe Blizzard doesn't want to maintain them because it takes up memory, or that it might cause glitches later down the road, but seriously, everyone in this game is trying so hard to be the "best" that it's ruining the fun.Do you remember that kid in school who constantly tried to be the best at everything and liked to rub it in your face when he beat you? Or worse yet, would ruin YOUR fun just so he could be better? You didn't like that kid, did you? If you were that kid, did you have many friends? Didn't think so. Think about it guys, it's a game. If you're the best, gratz, but stop trying to ruin the game for everyone else just because other people will be comparable to your "greatness". It's a game. I feel as though I can't say that enough.TLDR: It's a game, not a job. Stop competing to be the best and ruining everyone else's fun on your quest for "greatness".
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