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1-06-2011 @ 1:22AM
>Red Rider Air Rifle and Red Rider Air Rifle Ammo are now part of Jepetto Joybuzz's vendor list and can be purchased for their displayed prices.More ammo is great, but adding the Crimbo present as a vendor item is a terrible idea. Would it have killed them to wait until the next content patch so they can add a "Rouge Rider Air Rifle" or something?
1-06-2011 @ 1:38AM
I am amazed they can add a completely new item with a hotfix.Knowing how hotfixes work, it requires a client patch to fix tooltips. So for them to add an item that didn't even exist before (Red Rider Air Rifle Ammo, the Rifle existed, the ammo didn't) and give it tooltip is amazing.Unless the item was sitting around unused in 4.0.3a, and they were just finishing it up.
1-06-2011 @ 1:40AM
"so they can add a "Rouge Rider Air Rifle" or something?"Yes, that would have been fa-bu-lous!
1-06-2011 @ 2:17AM
Everyone would call it the "rogue rider air rifle"...
1-06-2011 @ 2:25AM
they didn't add a new item it already existed, they just changed the vendors item list to include it. (something your client queries the server for)
1-06-2011 @ 3:51AM
Rakah, the item was formally a Winterveil item. It had 200 charges, andonce used, remained empty. There was no ammo for it, there was noreloading.They added ammo for it in a store. That means either they created theitem, or the item already existed prior, and was never used. It wasmost likely just an unused item, but it would be damn impressive ifthey created an item in a hotfix alone.
1-06-2011 @ 8:22AM
Man, can you imagine riflemen mounted on rogues? Deadliest combo ever!
1-06-2011 @ 8:38AM
@DrakkenfyreDont forget your client can now patch while your playing. So a hotfix adding of a new item is not unreasonable. It would not surprise me if they start adding in new loot and such as people progress throu raids and find that the gear is underpowered.
1-06-2011 @ 10:58AM
"adding the Crimbo present as a vendor item is a terrible idea."Why terrible? I don't think there was even a feat of strength or anything related to getting the rifle in the first place. That was probably the only reason they created the blue version of Crashin' Thrashin' Racers and whatnot. Now the B.B. King achievement -- like Crashin' and Thrashin' before it -- is rightfully not impossible for folks who weren't around for one specific Winter Veil.
1-06-2011 @ 12:53PM
harthfire, many people assume a hotfix means a "patch without taking the servers down."A hotfix is applied to the servers only. It can only change values. If an enemy is doing too much damage, it can change the value. If something costs too much, or isn't being sold at a vendor, it can be changed. The term hotfix doesn't apply to patches.Anything the launcher downloads is not a hotfix. If they were streaming new patch data with the launcher, they would have fixed ALOT of the tooltip and other bugs since then. Seeing as how they just announced the 4.0.6 patch, with alot of tooltp changes. that means they weren't streaming a patch before.Like I said, it would be amazing if they could completely create a new item with a hotfix, but the ammo for the Red Rider BB gun was likely an unused item from before, they just activated, and put ona vendor.
1-06-2011 @ 1:46PM
Call it what you want, you'll still shoot your eye out.
1-06-2011 @ 3:49PM
If they can add ammo to the rifle, I want more fuel for my warbot :)
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