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4-19-2011 @ 1:32PM
To me, there are two really big problems with an event like this: first off, letting players control when the gates open is just an open invitation to griefing. I don't know how it went down back then, but I guarantee you that if it happened today, someone would wait and open it right before maintenence, or at 3 a.m. so only their guildies could participate, or something equally nasty.Secondly, one thing Alex didn't point out was that only the one, single person on the server who hit the gong first got the Scarab Lord title and mount. So, no matter how much effort you put towards it, how much you played, how much you helped out, there's a very good chance you got the same reward as the people who didn't log in that month. Even the guildies who helped whoever it was assemble the scepter got nothing. That would never fly today.
4-19-2011 @ 1:47PM
To a lesser extent, it does. You can't assemble a legendary weapon on your own (well, not from current content, at least), and your guildmates don't get any benefit to helping you assemble one, short of the benefit of having a legendary weapon present for the fights.
4-19-2011 @ 2:13PM
@DaedalusActually, that's not quite true. Anyone else who had assembled the Scepter could bang the gong during the event in the 10 hours after the first person and get the title and mount. Granted that may not be anyone, and certainly not more than two or three. So yeah, you're right, alot of of work from alot of people who won't see any reward. But at least it wasn't limited the EXACTLY one person and it wouldn't all be for naught if you were behind by, say, an hour.
4-19-2011 @ 2:15PM
i suspect daedalus is a socialist.
4-19-2011 @ 2:27PM
@Hal:And that's why I'm much more happy with the current design, rather than the AQ thing; legendaries are a cool status thing that people who have the time to devote can work for. It's not a once in a lifetime, sorry you have a job, maybe next time thing; everyone ultimately has the same shot at it.
4-21-2011 @ 3:13AM
I think it's good to have both kinds of rewards and events. I'm rather impressed to see a Loremaster or those awesome raid titles, (when they're hard). But when you see a freaking SCARAB LORD walk by? I just get a sense of awe I wouldn't from those other titles and accomplishments. It's just a lovely flavor to be found among the server's population. Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to do it, or that you must be rewarded from it. An event comes and goes, and the AQ event is no exception. You didn't need to be the Scarab Lord, you didn't get any gear or anything that made you super from it. You got cosmetic things: a title and a mount. The entire server had to help someone open the gates, and odds were high that it wasn't going to be you unless you led a high end raiding guild at the time. So you got to have a real person play the hero in the story, and we all got to feel proud of and happy for him/her.
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