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7-10-2009 @ 6:18PM
"DruidSwift Flight Form: Druids who have acquired a mount able to go 310% flight speed will now also go that speed while in this form."wat
7-10-2009 @ 6:21PM
If you have a mount that can go 310% (like any of the gladiator mounts, the phoenix or the purple protodrake), your flight form will go at 310% speed rather than 280%
7-10-2009 @ 6:24PM
I know what it meant, I said "wat" in a "holy crap that's an awesome change" kind of way.
7-10-2009 @ 6:58PM
I call shenanigans on that. If you have a specific mount that can go 310%, then you should need to get on it to go 310%. Now if there was a function in-game where a Druid could give up a 310% mount to gain the buff to flight form, that would make some sense... but this essentially allows a Druid to gain two 310% mounts for the price of one (and one is instant cast, at that). Shenanigans!
7-10-2009 @ 7:04PM
EisIt also means they "lose" the 280% version, so its a trade up, not "getting a second mount".
7-10-2009 @ 7:17PM
I also call Shenanigans, but for a different reason. If we had any indication this was coming, my Druid would have been much more interested in that stupid Violet Proto Drake.Now I'll have to wait until next year's Fire Festival if I want to increase my Swift Flight (since that is the only way to get it unless you Raid, which I don't)
7-10-2009 @ 7:24PM
I was interested long before this change. This doesn't change it. The Violet Protodrake is a freakin' cool looking mount.
7-10-2009 @ 7:35PM
Nah, as a Druid I didn't see any reason to ride a mount when I could fly, even if it was faster. Plus, I don't care for the way Proto Drakes look.But now, after half of the holidays have passed, they tell us "oh yeah, if you had bothered to do this, we'll improve one of your best skills."
7-10-2009 @ 8:00PM
I too, will agree with Sean's shenanigans, as it is a someone valid point.
7-10-2009 @ 11:07PM
I don't believe this. I literally do not believe this.Blizzard just gave a major boost to swift flight-form, one of the best druid abilities, and the QQing is coming from - druids.Talk about an unpleasable fanbase.
7-11-2009 @ 1:21AM
This isn't right. Whats the connection between their 310%mount and their natural ability? If they do this than everyone with a 310% mount should have all of their 280%mounts increased as well. Its a great move and all and I am happy for Druids, but there is no logic here at all. This dragon can fly at 310% so I should be able to now to?
7-11-2009 @ 1:41AM
Don't get me wrong, Sonja, I appreciate the buff to Swift Flight. Like many Druids I know, I don't collect flying mounts because Swift Flight is simply awesome (especially as a Herbalist.)So 9 months ago, when everyone started going ga-ga over the holldays to get the Violet Proto Drake, I ignored it. Had I known then that getting it increase my Swift Flight speed, I would have chased every one of those titles down.Much like Death Knights who cried that they couldn't get complete the Meta until the end of 2010 unless Brewfest was changed, I am now a year away from getting this awesome buff.
7-11-2009 @ 1:52AM
@Keleron,how many Druids do you know that actually fly any other mount when they have Swift Flight at their disposal? This change was, I believe, intended to make Druids actually care about obtaining a 310% mount. Speaking only for myself, I had no interest in one before today.Hmm...I wonder if there is a way to find out how many of each class have been getting the holiday titles?
7-11-2009 @ 5:46AM
@ Keleron: I agree that every character with a 310% mount should have all their 280% mounts increased. But this is better than nothing. Maybe that's a direction Blizzard will go eventually, infact for those hoping that Blizzard would go in that direction, including myself, could take this as a good sign.Also remember that a Druid's SFF does not benefit from Crusader's Aura. A 280% mount with Crusader's Aura goes at 356%. If you have a Paladin in your group, it's faster to have a regular 280% mount that a 310% SFF.@ Sean: I understand where you're coming from. But Blizzard cannot possibly be expected to know what new features they're going to add in the future. Who knows when this descision was taken or even when the idea was first entertained?I certainly understand why you feel you took a decision with incomplete information, but I don't see how Blizz could possibly have done better.Also - I don't have a Druid so perhaps I have no idea what I'm talking about.
7-11-2009 @ 5:07PM
Um... Please allow me to clarify why this is not "shenanigans".Swift Flight Form is a great example of some of Blizzard's finest art and model design existing in the game currently, and it happens to be widely received by druids as one of the top 5, if not the single best thing about playing a druid. (If you HAD to choose a "best thing" about them).Ergo: Most druids (myself included) would not be happy if we felt like we HAVE to use a different flying mount to get around becuase the new mount is ridiculously faster. I don't want my purple bird form turned into something that i only use for world PvP, tyvm.
7-11-2009 @ 5:16PM
Oh, and I agree that while this a very welcome addition for druids, other classes should i think benefit from the same buff (obtain a 310% mount? okay, all your epic flyers go 310% now).And i think it should be a buff, or rather, a skill like CW flight.Here, it can say this: "Whoa! You never want to fly slower than that again!"Blizzard, you're welcome. lol jk
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