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7-02-2009 @ 8:26AM
I don't like that there seems to be no deterrent to this. It would appears that if you are an Orc exalted with all Horde races and you pay to change faction and race, you can then become a Human who is exalted with all Alliance races.I think if you pay to change sides and you're in a position where you're an Ambassador of the Horde/Alliance and a Conqueror/Justicar that you receive a Feat of Strength for having done it, but now need to re-earn those titles on the other side, but with help, like starting at Honored or whatnot.After all, you didn't earn those reps on the Alliance/Horde side that you're coming from, so they shouldn't just be handed to you.I am curious how they will negotiate things like the PVP mounts, the various Alliance/Horde specific mounts you may have, the Blood Knight's Tabard (for BE Paladins) and the Tabard of the Hand (for Draenei) that are currently specific just to those races.I have to say though that I don't think this is a good idea. So, you play Horde but all your friends/co-workers play Alliance. Re-roll. Sure, it's a pain, but it's a tried and true method, and if they are really interested in getting you to their level quickly, they'd help.Oh well, just one more bit of dumbing down of the entire game iMO. I personally won't use the service, but I do hope they do it "right" when they implement it.
7-02-2009 @ 8:36AM
"After all, you didn't earn those reps on the Alliance/Horde side that you're coming from, so they shouldn't just be handed to you."LOL, that should have said "That you're going to"Fast typing with no proofreading FTL :(
7-02-2009 @ 8:58AM
Why does there need to be a deterrent? Should there be one for server transfers too? If you earned Ambassador, why do you suddenly no longer deserve it? You already put in the work. That's the weirdest thing I've heard all day. If you quit your job and go work somewhere else, you don't start at the very bottom and work your way back up. "Yeah, I used to be VP of Marketing but I moved to New York, so I'm working the mailroom now."People make way too much of things like server and faction, when in reality, they're just database fields. Why delete a perfectly good character just so you can play with your friends. THAT'S what's important about WoW, not just following "tried and true" dogma, without asking why things are a certain way. It's no different than a server transfer. You're exactly where you where in character progression just on a different side.
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