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Breakfast Topic: Design your fantasy vanity loot

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We have all seen a Spectral Tiger mount in game, and I am sure most of you have heard of it going on eBay for upwards of $500 -- not exactly affordable. Now while I suspect almost everyone would love a tiger mount, we probably won't get it. But what if you could get a piece of loot, some cool, neat, awesome item from a loot card ... What would it be?

Now, I am not talking about existing loot, but if you could design something neat -- either as a mount or as a charged item -- what would you design? What do you think would have people asking you, "Hey, how did you do that?"

Personally, I want a loot card with 50 charges that forcibly lifts other players up about 10 feet, above the NCP I need to talk to. The ability to move people out of my way when turning in a quest, especially those on mounts, would be so worth it. Loot: "Irresistible Force."

If I can't have that, I want my genie bottle. What is that, you say? Well, I loved I Dream of Jeannie as a kid and always thought that would be cool. So I want a bottle that will turn me into smoke, suck me into the bottle, then burble me back out at the city of my choosing. I am okay with only getting two bottles, one I place anywhere in Azeroth or Outlands and one I keep on me. Then when I activate my bottle, I will be sucked in and burbled out where my other bottle is, and I can move it when I am done with that area. I just think that would be so cool! Loot: "RBT: Rapid Bottle Transport."

What vanity item would you design?

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Breakfast Topic: Where's MY profession mount?

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I am a leatherworker on my main, and I love my crafting. As my main is a hunter, I love to craft my own mail, emboss my bracers, and get awesome leg armor whenever I want it. But I feel like something is missing, something near and dear to my heart. I want my own crafting mount! Tailors get flying carpets. Engineers get a helicopter. Alchemists now get a dragon. Why is my poor leatherworker so unloved? Does she not slave away to make the nice armor for rogues, shaman, druids, and hunters? Should she not also get to flaunt her cool ride?

With that in mind, I decided to create fantasy rides for those poor unloved crafters without a ride of their own.

  • Standard land mount Patchwork horse to ride through the world.
  • Standard flying mount Hang glider made out of leather. Jump on and enjoy the view!
  • Epic flying mount Ultra-light made from skin -- you know you want one.
  • Standard land mount Rollerblades of speed -- zoom through The Barrens on your cool wheels.
  • Standard flying mount Mjolnir's Hammer: Strap this baby on your wrist and away you soar.
  • Epic flying mount Dual hammers, for that double pace through the sky.
  • Standard land mount Crystal ball -- think hamster wheel/ball, all shiny and glittery.
  • Standard flying mount Winged shoes; you follow in Hermes' path.
  • Epic flying mount The matching helmet to your shoes; increases your speed.
  • Standard land mount Seven League Boots -- walk like the giants.
  • Standard flying mount Wings of fire; enchant your shirt to let you fly with fiery wings.
  • Epic flying mount Wings of air; enchant your shirt to let you fly with hurricane wind.
My ideas are crazy, I will admit ... What mounts do you think these unloved crafters should have? Personally, I'm giggling at the idea of the crystal ball with a blood elf running in it!

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Breakfast Topic: Where are the dropped quest lines?

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I am a reader, and there is nothing I love more than a well-written, intricate plot -- and nothing I hate more than reaching the end of the story, only to find some of those plot strings dangling unresolved, leaving me wondering exactly what happened. I run into the same problem with missing quests in WoW. There are a couple of quests that I desperately wish existed in the game for me to enjoy.

Where is Magatha? There needs to be a quest to find and bring back Magatha Grimtotem to justice, and it would be even better if you had the option of bringing her back dead or alive. My tauren would cut her down where she stood, while my blood elf would shrug and bring her back alive.

The Missing Eggs -- if you have read The Sundering, you know that Krasus rescued Blue Dragonflight eggs and set them outside of time to prevent them from being destroyed. I want to find them, to present them as the resurrection of the Blue Dragonflight and see it change the world.

With the Battlemaid visions of the past, I would love to be involved in things that occurred during the Shattering or the Sundering, to see what happened and be there (in spirit at least) for part of it.

What quests or storyline threads are dangling out there that you want to be involved in resolving? Do they take place in the past or the present? Who do you think escaped from their just desserts a little to easily?

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Breakfast Topic: How are your characters coping with moral dilemmas in game?

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Cairne Bloodhoof is dead. We all know this as players, but what about players who play tauren characters? How do you deal with getting praise from Garrosh and having him tell you what to do, looking at him and knowing he killed your beloved leader?

Personally, I am talking to the screen, telling Garrosh off and saying that I am throwing his rewards back in his face -- but the game itself won't allow me to denounce him in front of his council, much less refuse to do those quest chains, because they are necessary to move into some of the new zones. Are you as a player frustrated with the inability to express your contempt of Garrosh or perhaps another NPC?

Trolls should not be very happy with Garrosh either, given that Vol'jin basically promised Garrosh that he would put an arrow in his heart. Are you having issues dealing with that level of contempt between your leader and the Horde leader? What do you want to do about it?

Then we come to one of my favorite NPCs on the Horde side, Sylvanas. She is strong, she threw off the hold of the Lich King, and as many of us saw when running Halls of Reflection, she stood up to Arthas, going toe to toe with him. She is someone to be admired ... but what she is doing now disturbs me greatly. Personally, this fills my main with horror, wondering if we are becoming the monsters that the Alliance accuses us of being. How do you feel about the idea of more sentient beings being forced to bear the curse of undeath, especially if you are undead yourself?

The story lines are fascinating, and I am enjoying them greatly, but my characters are having some severe moral conflicts with the current state of affairs. What about you?

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