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11-21-2009 @ 4:33PM
Some items should remain unattainable once their time has passed. Gladiator mounts, PvP weapons, special instance drops (ala ZA Bear), Achievement rewards, etc. I strongly believe that the old honor system titles belong on that list too, being that they are feats of strength from a different time. They used to mean something significant (4 months of PvP without a break, anyone?), but bringing them back in a purchasable way will label them as vanity titles, and that devalues them greatly in my opinion.Yes, I know... games progress and items or titles from the past lose value as time moves forward. But as I said, some items should remain sacred, especially when it required so much time and effort to obtain them. The Rank 14 grind was and still is the most difficult progressive mechanic ever introduced into WoW... so difficult in fact that even those trying to milk the system with account sharing often failed at obtaining the top titles. Having the kind of dedication it took to get it done should be respected... and left alone.
11-21-2009 @ 5:47PM
Agreed Bliz need to really respect the old afk/account shared BG titles. Everything was perfect back in the day.
11-22-2009 @ 12:54AM
@BranchNo one ever said it was perfect. Nothing is. Consider Arena smurfing, win-trading, and magnified class imbalance, and while you're at it, ask Blizzard devs how they truly feel about the Arena's inception (hint: how it was done is WoW's biggest mistake in 5 years).The old system was FAR from perfect as well for the reason you stated. AFKers were a terrible thing, especially to those who were competing for the titles legitimately. But their presence doesn't take away from the sheer magnitude of time it took to go from Rank 1 to 14. And to those that did it without resorting to cheap means, yes, I do believe it is something Blizzard themselves and all WoW players should respect.
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