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12-06-2011 @ 8:11AM
Does LFR offer a mount? It should.
12-06-2011 @ 8:37AM
It should offer a mount as much as regular dungeons should.
12-06-2011 @ 8:57AM
ZA does my man. LFR burnout will def happen at some point. i just haven't paid enough attention to know if they've added any long term incentives, ie. a mount or whatever that tank/healer bonus bag is called. thank you kindly y'all.
12-06-2011 @ 9:43AM
ZA was originally a raid, which became a heroic-only dungeon. A regular instance hasn't given mounts since I think Classic, when there was only a single difficulty--and even then, the drops were very very rare (Baron's is the only one I can think of, and Strat and Scholo started out at 10 man difficulty due to length and challenge).LFR is meant to be a place where people see new content and possibly get a piece of gear and extra valor--which is likely why interest will drop quickly. They may add incentives to keep people looking, but for the most part they seem to be keeping the interesting rewards (mounts, etc) to regular raids as an incentive to join a regular raid team if possible. If they allowed all the same rewards in LFR as regular raids, there'd be less reason to be in a raid group and I can see the possibilities of MORE drama as raiders ditched or slacked off because they could get what they wanted in LFR instead of working for the team (for some folks, anyway). They want people in regular groups more than randoms, but are making things easier for those folks who have no other options--which is a nice change from earlier versions of the game, even if the system isn't perfect.
12-06-2011 @ 9:50AM
@Lyn - Didn't Skadi drop a mount?
12-06-2011 @ 9:55AM
Dungeons (even outside of ZA and ZG) still offer mounts. Vortex Pinnacle and Stonecore being two examples.
12-06-2011 @ 9:56AM
this game is all apples, apple and more apples. not carebear casual apple pie and hardcore raider orange cake.
12-06-2011 @ 10:05AM
@LynMars A regular instance hasn't given mounts since I think ClassicCatahttp://www.wowhead.com/item=63040 - Reins of the Drake of the North Wind - The Vortex Pinaclehttp://www.wowhead.com/item=63043 - Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake - The StonecoreWOTLKBlue Drake - http://www.wowhead.com/item=43953 - The Oculus Blue Proto-Drake - Utgarde PinnacleReins of the Bronze Drake - The Culling of StratholmeBC Swift White Hawkstrider - Magister's TerraceReins of the Raven Lord - Sethekk Halls
12-06-2011 @ 10:06AM
it does not, thus adding more fuel to the hardcore/casual debate
12-06-2011 @ 10:15AM
@Lyn, although its insanely lower on normal, Stonecore can still drop a drake. Not sure about the drake from VP, I think that one may be heroic only.@Bob, skadi will only drop his mount on heroic.
12-06-2011 @ 10:17AM
ahh dang, thanks for the answer eel5pe. I'd edit(soon) my og post to say "could" rather than "should". and i wouldn't expect a LFR mount to be anything more common than the baron mount or even an original model, just something to add longevity to the demand. lame trolly tangent don't read!imo mounts aren't special enough to cry about giving them to casuals. heck, i might start crying about all that time i spent doing mc/bwl/aq40 in vanilla with no mount rewards.
12-06-2011 @ 10:44AM
@ Peebers You did Aq40 and never noticed the bug mounts??? - theres what 4-5 of them!!!
12-06-2011 @ 10:37AM
With or without mounts, as long as the LFR raids have better completion chances than a normal mode PUG, I'm not going to get into normal (or hard) mode PUGs again.I mostly just want to see the content; I don't really care for the other rewards, and I can definitely do without the stress of normal mode PUGs.
12-06-2011 @ 11:07AM
@Sinthar - 4 bug mounts, but it's not the same, because people want something that they can show off while they sit in Orgrimmar waiting for their queue to pop. The AQ40 bug mounts were (and still are) limited to the zone, so while they're fun for running around the raid and for upping your mount count, they don't have the same coolness factor.
12-06-2011 @ 5:02PM
Those Wrath dungeons are all heroics. I believe ZA is also a heroic. Since LFR is a lesser difficult than even normal, I don't think you will be getting any mount drops on it anytime soon.
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