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9-25-2010 @ 4:11PM
"Will completing "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" confer 310% flight after Cataclysm, or should I just give up now?Most likely, yes."I believe they once said that anyone with a 310% speed mount will get the 310% upgrade for free, so I don't imagine why it wouldn't.
9-25-2010 @ 4:21PM
I think he was being deliberately elusive, as he was given an A or B question and just said 'yes'.... :)
9-25-2010 @ 4:27PM
In beta, I xferred my paladin with the Long, Strange, Trip achievement and mounted my tourney mount to find out: Tooltip says 310% on what is now a 280% mount.Confirmed!
9-25-2010 @ 4:29PM
I don't think he was being elusive. The question wasn't really whether or not having a 310% mount will give you the training for free. We know that's true. It's a given. It was more, "Will completing that meta achievement after Cataclysm still award a 310% mount in the first place?"Technically, we don't know *for sure* if it will or not. BUT the developers have always kind of wanted the 310% mount to be either through something really difficult or really time consuming, and the time involved in What a Long Strange Trip won't change. So, "most likely" is really the only answer.
9-25-2010 @ 4:32PM
Actually, if you get the achievement after Cataclysm, it is ambiguous. We know that having a 310% mount on release guarantees Master Riding for free, but it has not been confirmed whether obtaining a previously 310% mount after Cataclysm is released will grant Master Riding for free or not.Before the skill was introduced into the beta, the 310% mounts were still the only 310% mounts. I copied my DK with the Violet over there. Then they patched in the training, and my DK did not have it due to a bug with granting it to previously transferred players. However, the Violet Proto was no longer 310% - it was 280% in both tooltip and actual speed.So it is possible that Master Riding will only be granted to those with a 310% mount on release, and subsequent acquisitions of 310% mounts will only be 280% unless you buy the skill.
9-25-2010 @ 4:56PM
Hoping you can still do "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" after Cataclysms release. My main is just 3 achievements (between Winter Veil & Lunar Festival) away from finishing it.
9-25-2010 @ 5:27PM
I could sort of find out. My Druid just got What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, and I transferred her to the beta before she got it, and Brewfest is still going on...Of course if it doesn't work, well... it is beta, things change.
9-25-2010 @ 7:07PM
Because they are changing all mounts to scale with riding skill (instead of directly associating speed with the mount), I wouldn't be surprised if completing the holiday meta only nets you a fancy mount and not a speed increase.
9-25-2010 @ 9:32PM
Re: PTR copying"Copied Test Realm characters are not copied with their achievement history in order to better facilitate the character copy process."Therefore, your copied PTR character(s) may have the Violet Proto-Drake learned on the PTR, but *not* the associated "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" achievement to unlock the 310% speed.
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