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8-19-2010 @ 6:16PM
Im confused, didn't the Quel'Delar quest also provided a mace option? http://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:A_Victory_For_The_Silver_Covenant_%28mace%29 We shammies can use those..
8-19-2010 @ 6:22PM
But the point is that we have to give up Quel'Delar in order to get the rip off weapon not that we don't get something just as good (stat wise) in its place.
8-19-2010 @ 6:23PM
That's what Allison means when saying: "there's even a /headdesk moment toward the end as you gift-wrap a historic sword for an elvish faction to which you're not particularly attached and then inquire on the status of whatever other ridiculously powerful weapons they might have hanging around the back"You learn all about the lore of this amazing sword, then just toss it to the elves and say "Oh, got anything... blunt-er?"
8-19-2010 @ 6:51PM
Yes, but that's the reason it's kind of dumb. After all the big huge friggin' deal that this shiny whoopass sword is, you can't actually WIELD the sword.You put all this effort into this historically vital weapon and then you're awarded... some random other weapon that nobody ever heard of."I reassembled Quel'delar and all I got was this stick!"
8-19-2010 @ 6:29PM
Yup. But the point is that you can't actually use Quel'dalar itself, which raises the questions:a). Why would a sword that knows you don't have the training to use it "choose" you?b). What's the point of undergoing such an epic quest line when you essentially hand the final reward over to someone else, and it turns out the Sunreavers/Silver Covenant have been sitting on weapons just as good?It's necessary for existing game mechanics (i.e. that druids, shaman, and priests can't use swords), but I've always wondered why Blizzard just didn't program a dagger/staff-type weapon choice into the game that simply took Quel'dalar's model so that these three classes could rock a cool sword too. The most likely answer is perhaps that the Quel'dalar quest is a version of the same "four choices only" thing they'd used for Ashen Verdict rings, Violet Eye rings, Kirin Tor rings, etc. That's the answer they gave when plate DPS pointed out that the ultra-useful Ashen Verdict rings didn't have a strength version; they just couldn't fit one into the quest offered, and one later had to be programmed into the game: http://www.wow.com/2010/01/18/ashen-verdict-strength-ring-in-minor-content-patch/That's what I *suspect* happened, anyway, although I have no idea if it's true. And I really wish my main (a druid) or alt (a shaman) could've used a cool sword. :(
8-19-2010 @ 7:12PM
The best part, really, is when you hand the sword in, you get a guilt trip about it. "Oh, you know, we were really hoping *you* would be the new bearer of the sword."Yeah, dude. So was I.So was I.
8-19-2010 @ 7:34PM
And here I thought I was the only one bothered that magical elves couldn't take a sword that can clearly change sizes and make it into a dagger or a polearm (which is basically a 1H sword on a stick anyway) or an axe.
8-19-2010 @ 10:05PM
I think what would be cool is if you WERE a chosen person to wield the blade, and afterwards, Quel Delar took the shape of a weapon you were most familiar with, like lengthen the hilt end into a staff, or for a mace, you'd have a ball of steel with quel delar spikes extending out, showing a gentle likeness in all the manners, looking like the sword actually shape-shifted TO your needs, then the blade WOULD choose you for your soul or something like that. idk, that just sounds incredibly epic to me. Screw the elves, i did the work!
8-19-2010 @ 11:10PM
I think the other rewards should have had at least been similarly styled to Quel'Delar. Or made it into a mighty morphin' power sword/mace/axe or something.
8-20-2010 @ 1:05AM
Sounded like only weak complaints as to why there wasn't a caster dagger. At the very least the maces were useable for dps or heal specs for every class. The fact that there's no agi/stam dagger gave mutilate rogues a valid complaint.
8-20-2010 @ 9:57AM
I have a prot warrior and a mutilate rogue. QD provides nothing for me but achievement points.But I *do* love achievement points. Stupid crappy drop rate.
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