Apr 20th 2010 5:29PM Deadalon, take the time to read his post. He clearly states that the only in-game mechanical difference between the Headless Horseman mount and Sparkle Pony is that the latter is account bound. Moreover, claiming the account bound feature is bad is silly. If Blizzard was charging for a mount which you had to buy on a per character basis, you would likely be pointing to that as a sign of Blizzard's greed.
Second, realize that the major benefit of Sparkle Pony, functioning as both a standard ground and a flying mount, will be obsolete in Cataclysm as flying mounts will work everywhere. There will be no functional difference between this mount and any other flying mount.
Lastly, buying an expansion and not paying your subscription is as worthless as buying an item of this kinds in the same fashion. It's also the same as buying tires for a car you stopped leasing, buying a TV for a cable subscription you suspended, or paying for daycare when you have no children. People make purchasing decisions every day understanding that these purchases may be dependant upon the maintenance of another possession or continuation of a paid service, and have been doing so for hundreds of years.
There are better arguments, or even simply better worded arguments, that you could be making. Stop freaking out, calm down, and communicate rather than throwing around sensationalism.
Apr 20th 2010 5:10PM To be fair the new mount is technically a reskin of an existing skeletal model, Invincible. Moreover, it applies an existing texture type to the model with a few modifications here and there. The amount of effort involved in the creation of this mount is appreciably less than that of designing a new boss or Moonkin form from the ground up.
Apr 20th 2010 5:02PM "How long is it since they changed the prices so that the mounts are cheap and the training costs so much ? One year ?"
Actually, that change occurred in patch 1.12, nearly four years ago (September 2006) and before either the Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King expansions.
But don't let that stop your fear-mongering.
Apr 7th 2010 4:43PM I'm not particularly worried. After the debacle of extensive leaks seen from both the BC and Wrath Alphas, Blizzard probably decided enough was enough.
Expect more bugs than normal at the start of the beta, but otherwise nothing else different. Blizzard just wanted better control of when beta information got out.
Apr 7th 2010 2:37PM You're assuming infinite mana, which Blizzard is clearly stating will not continue as the healing paradigm in Cataclysm. You can assume any healer spamming Healing Rain on cooldown will go OOM pretty quickly.
Apr 7th 2010 2:36PM Elitist Jerks hasn't started theorizing about DW Elemental/Resto Builds for a number of reasons.
A) Any such build would lose out significantly on their third mastery.
B) Blizzard has been pushing for Windfury/Flametongue as the Enhancement imbue setup. Therefore it's unlikely that you will be able to double stack weapon imbues, meaning double Earthliving would only grant one +20% heal.
C) It's entirely pointless to number crunch anything without numbers, or even talent setups.
Apr 7th 2010 2:30PM Primal Strike and Storm Strike share a CD. You won't use the former for anything other than leveling.
Apr 7th 2010 2:29PM Not really. Similar perhaps, but nowhere near identical.
Judgement, in its current incarnation, is basically damage that requires a seal. You have a chance to proc your current seal when using it, and you debuff the target depending on which Judgement you use.
Unleash Weapon will do different types of damage or even healing based on your current weapon imbue, while simultaneously giving you a temporary related buff.
The only direct similarity between the two is that they require you to have buffed yourself before they can be used. They seem more similar than they are because previously Judgement was heavily based on what seals you were using, which hasn't been the case in ages.
Apr 6th 2010 11:12AM I think you meant furry warrior.
Apr 5th 2010 6:42PM I took Anger Management classes, but they only gave me more rage.