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4-04-2011 @ 2:16PM
I'm happy to hear that Bliz is considering making cities other than Orgrimmar/Stormwindpopulated again, but I hope they at least consider making some portals.It's not worth doing the daily if I have to pay a mage more than the quest is worthto get me there and back. And on my server (US-Rexxar, Horde side), mages don'teven answer whispers for portals unless you promise 10-20 gold in advance.Trade chat is even worse.
4-04-2011 @ 2:34PM
I play on US-Rexxar horde side as well. I just take the zepps to Undercity and Thunderbluff, takes less time than hunting down a mage to pay for a portal.
4-04-2011 @ 2:35PM
Well, you also have the option of forgetting about the mage and just waiting for the zeppelin. Remember, you can always hearth back to Orgrimmar afterward.
Why do you need mages? Boats/zeppelins are free, and flightpaths between capitals cost only a few few silver. Remember the days when you could get around the world without a mage portal? Seems a lot of people forgot.
4-04-2011 @ 2:36PM
Oh, and if you don't want to waste your hearth, take the Blasted Lands portal. Walk through the Dark Portal, turn right, and there's an Orgrimmar portal right there.
4-04-2011 @ 2:41PM
You can always, I don't know, talk to a flight master and go make a sandwich.Cataclysm has made the userbase so damned lazy. :)
4-04-2011 @ 2:46PM
I think Blizzard should add portals to Stormwind in all the capital cities. That way, Stormwind/Orgrimmar are still the most logical choice, but people such as myself, who prefer the other cities can set their hearth there and not be punished with the occasional 7 minute round trip getting to Stormwind for dailies.It wouldn't be any easier to get around the world - but it'd make the other cities seem more like cities and less like ghost towns.
4-04-2011 @ 3:55PM
As a mage who also plays Horde-Rexxar I cannot count the number of times I havea) turned down tips for ports because I could really care less. You needed a port? I'm not busy? Here have a port and a nice day lol.b) had people refuse to take the port until they have placed 20g in my hands. It goes both ways with a mix inbetween, I've logged in for an hour and made 200g from ports, just to log on later and give out 20 ports for free. TLDR; you should find yourself some new mages for ports yo - add Sylloujii to your friends list for free ports!
4-04-2011 @ 3:41PM
If you are only playing 1 toon I don't see why you really need to be whisked around by portal. I do appreciate the convenience however. As someone who plays many alts I try to do the 2 Sw dailies on most of them unless it's the crab collecting one (I only do that on toons who need XP or are under honored with guild). I am not usually "feeling crabby" until I have to compete with a dozen other people for those little aholes. It seems like they nerfed their elusiveness since the fishing quest first started but on some toons they are more trouble than others. For those who haven't made the boat trip to Darnassus since cata, it seems they shortened the ride (and maybe even wait for the boats). There is also a portal in Temple of the Moon to Exodar. So that speeds up the round trip journey a bit. The problem comes in when there is a holiday event and you want to move multiple toons around but even though that's what I like to do I don't think blizzard should make changes based on that play style. If they suddenly added quests to all capital cities I would lose my mind for a week or so until all my toons had hit the quests (for possible achieves) but after that I would settle in to doing them with a couple toons in perfect harmony.
4-04-2011 @ 5:04PM
My personal favorite is to see someone asking for ports in trade, realize I need to go to that same city, go there via fp/zep/mount, and then see the same person in trade still asking for a port.It's even better when I finish my business and go back and that person is STILL asking for a port. My rule is to ask and then go wait for the zep. If the zep arrives before I get a response, well then, their loss.
4-04-2011 @ 6:53PM
@HenrahI agree, there needs to be Stormwind portals in all capital cities.Especially Orgrimmar.
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