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5-21-2010 @ 8:10AM
For the most part, I like that mounts are easier get. Particularly for anyone levelling any number of alts, it's so nice not to have to jump through hoops to get something so basic and essential.That said, yes, new players are missing out on how special mounts used to be. They were something to work for. A reward. A status symbol. I remember in vanilla when I'd walk into a major city and see a level-60 atop his or her epic racial mount, how truly IMPRESSIVE it was to see.In the end, though, that's really just a "Kids these days; they don't gotta work for nuthin" kind of rant. There's no good reason for mounts to be difficult to attain. But noobs are definitely missing how great it used to feel to attain one. :)
5-21-2010 @ 8:31AM
That's pronounced oz-WEE-pay, right?Pretty much what he said. Since so many of these leveling toons are alts, there's not so much lost by getting mounted earlier. When you were just flying through Northrend on your 310%-er, having to make your way around the Barrens on foot can seem even slower than it really is. Minimizing that can only help.For a new player, the only one of these that might be a bit disheartening is the flying mount at 60, because one should really experience Outland at ground level (beyond the eastern edge of HFP) at least once before being able to bypass everything.
5-21-2010 @ 9:07AM
/agree with both you guys.I have played since vanilla (although i didn't reach 60 before TBC) and I remember how epic it felt getting my little spotted frostsaber at level 40. Then, at level 70 the first thing I did was grind for a talbuk and when I finally got it that was just so awesome - I just went riding around on it in Nagrand. Although we are now dealing with an abundance of mounts in the game, I like having a different mount for each of my characters. I mean a special mount too - not just a different racial mount. However, I think there should still be mounts that are truly epic to obtain, and I can't say that there is a lack of that currently with the achievement drakes and such. I'm working on the Zulian tiger right now on an alt, and though that won't be as epic now as it would have been a few years ago it is still extremely rare and a difficult fight to solo.
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