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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. :(
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