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6-03-2011 @ 8:17PM
The best part was obviously the jousting. Hell, I'd love to see an entire Battleground mechanic built around it, as well as getting your own birds, upgrades, etc.
6-03-2011 @ 8:39PM
Between the jousting and the squirrel clicking I am never going to level through Hyjal again. Well I wouldn't, if Vashj'ir wasn't so terrible.
6-03-2011 @ 8:53PM
I think Hyjal was the best from a quest flow standpoint. I have cleared it on more toons than any other zone (even my favorite - Zangarmarsh). To me it's very smooth. The stories are cool. I am very interested to see how the new quests work out. As far as the bad goes...I tried to level around those damn rodents as best I could. I have cursed up a storm every time I do that blasted quest. The jousting is not so bad. Plus you get a pet. It definitely get's easier the more you do it. I think if it allowed you to be in the air more with less button pushes it wouldn't feel so, pushy for lack of a better word ;)
6-03-2011 @ 8:59PM
There's a good reason that the "Joust' quest wasn't even mentioned in the article - it is SOOOO out of place in the Hyjal questing experience (heck, the whole WoW experience).I'm not saying that i hated it (actually, i am -- i DID hate it); it was an "interesting" change of pace. But so totally whacked out that i completely forgot about it after it happened. I really wanted the pet on my main, but when my alt got there a couple weeks later i just groaned.
6-03-2011 @ 9:59PM
I loved the old Joust game, in 2D. Played it for hours when I was younger.In 3D, like they have it in Hyjal, it's a royal pain in my arse.
6-03-2011 @ 10:06PM
At least you can skip the jousting. Not sure if you can skip the squirrels but I think you can.
6-03-2011 @ 10:08PM
The Joust is out of place, but... it's also out of the linear flow. You can skip it without repurcussions. I've not done it since the first time.If only the critters were the same, but oh well. Just set a key to your "activate" function or whatever it's called, then macro up /target whatever they're called and that key and it should be fine.
6-04-2011 @ 10:18AM
[At least you can skip the jousting. Not sure if you can skip the squirrels but I think you can]Only skippable if you're tough enough to handle Mylune giving you the Big Eyes.
6-04-2011 @ 7:42PM
The jousting quest-chain reminded me of the PS2 series "Ratchet & Clank". You get some specific gadgets to get through certain zones, and the overshooting the joust did was just like one of those old R&C gadgets. I know a lot of people hated the jousting, but I was comfortable with it, remembering my platformer days. I wouldn't want it to be a daily quest by any means, but doing the quests didn't bother me either.
6-16-2011 @ 6:59PM
I realize this article is days old at this point, but I have to represent the opposite side. You are all wrong, the Hyjal jousting quests rule.
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