Skip to Content
8-31-2009 @ 3:22PM
So why is it that for key quests (the ones where you have to kill mobs to get keys to unlock prisoners), rogues can't just pick the locks? It makes no logical sense that rogues can pick all other locks but not these rusted traps in the middle of some run-down village.
8-31-2009 @ 3:27PM
Blizz could make that change, but they would have to hotfix it 36 hours later (and nerf FoK for another 30%). Careful what you ask for =)
8-31-2009 @ 4:01PM
I have a quest question as well…I think I read, though I don’t know where so if I am completely wrong I apologize, that Outland was a major step forward with handling quest mobs. I think it had something to do with a reduced spawn time if the mob was being killed rapidly.First, was this retroactively applied to the old world? Trying to level some alts in the old world has proven to be brutal if you are right behind a player or two after a certain kill.Second, if not, is there hope they might fix this to function more like Outland or Northrend after the cataclysm?
8-31-2009 @ 4:29PM
@Rhabella: no, it was never applied to the old Azeroth, and yes it sucks. I'd wager my hat that they'll use the new system on New Azeroth, though.
8-31-2009 @ 6:15PM
@ Rhabella: That was started in Northrend. A bit buggy at first; if there were more than a couple players around, the mobs would spawn instantly upon dying, made for some tense grinding. And no, it hasn't applied to anywhere below Northrend.@ Michael: That would make sense logically, but so would having blacksmith players be able to repair gear and having healers resurrect dead NPCs .The game only works on a pretense of logic; gameplay comes first and story second. Logic is somewhere around 19th in game priorities. Some classes should be able to do some quests more easily than others, but lockpicking would just break the quest.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.