Feb 16th 2012 11:50AM Don't confuse in game geography with how the game data is distributed across real-world servers. There are specific servers for BC content, and those servers hold the Dranei and Blood Elf starting zones. Technically speaking they're more part of Outland than they are part of Azeroth.
There's an image floating around somewhere that shows all of outland in one screen shot. In it you can see both the Dranei and Blood Elf areas. Also, it was once possible to take a gryphon from Azuremyst all the way to hellfire peninsula. Wish I could find the links.
Feb 15th 2012 4:46PM One tip I would recommend to any PvPer is to keybind to your mouse wheel. I'm not talking about clicking the middle button on your mouse, but rather unmapping the camera zoom (remap it to something else). This will give you mouse wheel UP and mouse wheel DOWN, plus the ability to add ctrl-alt-shift modifiers as well.
Feb 15th 2012 2:25PM A lot of players don't really care about winning the loot. They press the need button because it's active. Removing the vendor price, or making it so that the item can't be DE'd will help a bit, but people will still roll need if it's an option.
The idea of getting paid to pass on loot is a great one. I think that's the kind of incentive that needs to be introduced. Pair it with the no DE & no vendor price & no trade, and you may find that people decide to just take their gold and not needlessly click the 'need' button.
Feb 15th 2012 11:26AM I'm not advocating piracy, but your best bet may be to find a torrent of it, convert it, and burn it to DVD. If google can't find a DVD of it, then maybe it doesn't exist?
Feb 15th 2012 11:16AM Can someone please explain to me why it's bad that this is a store bought mount? Is it because not everyone can afford to buy it? Should everyone have access to this mount?
What about other mounts? I'd love a rusted proto-drake, or the phoenix, but I can't commit the time to get those. Shouldn't I have access to those mounts? My time is valuable, and I cannot afford to spend it farming up these awesome mounts. Should there be another way to get those mounts? If we extrapolate this further, we'll come to the conclusion that all mounts should be able to be purchased with $ and awarded in game.
Then what about the people who don't have enough $ or enough time to get the mounts. Shouldn't they have a way to get these cool mounts? Where do you draw the line?
Feb 15th 2012 11:07AM Your entire argument is based on your own anecdotal evidence and opinion. There's no objective evidence that this is an insult to hardcore raiders, or that this is the "best looking mount".
If you really really like it, then buy it, but don't make the blanket statement that it's the best looking mount in the game, and that it's an insult to raiders b/c it's a store mount. Personally, I don't think it's the best looking mount, and there are plenty of other comments who do not like the look of it at all. That means that it is certainly not the best looking mount in the game. You may think it is, and that it is a slap in your face, but please do not speak for all the other hard core heroic raiders out there that may not agree with you.
Speaking in hyperbole is fun!
Feb 15th 2012 11:02AM I'll take that bet sir! I don't own one of the store bought mounts. This is why I am so confused by all the hate over these mounts. If you don't like them, you don't have to buy them.
Feb 15th 2012 11:01AM I have the RAF rocket on my main. He's a tauren, so all his mounts are really large. I used to use my black drake, but the wings would be so big that I couldn't see the screen. I prefer the rocket b/c it has no wings, and a very slim silhouette so it doesn't take up much screen real estate.
Feb 15th 2012 9:17AM That's not what freedom of speech means. Freedom of speech means that the Government cannot punish you for what you say (this is arguable in this day and age). It does not mean that anyone can say anything and not have to deal with the repercussions of it.
You are free to say what you want, but I am free to mod you down. Don't tread on my right to express my speech with downmods.
Feb 15th 2012 9:14AM Good argument. 2 months game time is a great way to view the purchase of this mount. However, there's also another way to determine its true value:
Calculate how long in play time it would take to get a comparable mount. Multiply that amount of time by the value that you place on your time. Compare that resulting number to the price of the mount and see which one is a better deal.
(numbers are made up, and not representative of actual time invested)
It would take 8hours of playing in order to gain a comparable mount. I value my time at $40/hr. I'll give a discount b/c i reall enjoy the time I spend playing the game, so I'll say that I value the time that I play wow at about $10/hour. That means that a comparable mount will cost me the equivalent of $80. Also, in those 8hours that I'm farming for a comparable mount, I cannot be doing much of anything else, so there's an opportunity cost. Adding in the fact that this mount is accessible to your entire account means that it's an absolute steal IMO.