Whoa, Aestu vanished.
+1There was a time when you could argue that a set of of Nature's Wrath gear was a good poor man's tiered armor for a boomkin. Then it didn't matter that Wrath was Nature dmg and Starfire was Arcane. Resistances nearly disappeared. Instead of type-specific spellpower boosts, it was just "spellpower." Then "of healing" was the same as "of spellpower".This might seem unrelated, but it's the same sort of homogenization. Gear standardized. Rep runs standardize. Is it really wrong that the Alliance can get a crappy but pretty ground mount in a day and Horde can't? Dude, I farmed frostsabers for weeks for leather in vanilla and never even saw the guy on top of the rock. If 80% of the Alliance don't know he's there, what percent of the Horde care?I wonder what percent of WoWers depend on WoWhead.com and similar, outside of the game, help sites? Doesn't anyone play casually? Why pander to either type of player to the point that the whole game is watered down? Does "of Nature's Wrath" or grinding rep really kill the game?If anything, they should put the rep right back like it was in vanilla and make it a serious, long-term grind that only the truly crazy complete.
Picking up meat is boring, extremely boring. I just did it 6 times and I'm already bored of it. I actually enjoyed the Horde version to this, because I thought it was cute to raise my own little venomhide. I even noticed him growing in size over a period of days.
If they are going to give the Wintersaber away, Then I think they should make the originals Account bound, so we can have them on all our toons. That grind was intense and took forever. I completed it Mount Achievement the hard way, and darn it, that means something. LOL
this gonna be a feat of strength still?
I think the only reason people are going to be grinding for this mount is for the achievement and just to show-off in SW, etc. Most people will be riding dragons and such, people won't be using this one that often...unless it can fly.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people WHINE over the simplest of things. I think it's pretty cool to pay homage to someone.. just enjoy the game and quit complaining over things that ARE going to be enjoyable for others. Im glad that Blizz pays attention to little details and recognizes players, I think it's great. I think those that complain about it are a little jealous its not them.
There is another quest.. Hunting Practice where you take the cub to snow mounds and let him pounce on hares.
I'm glad I got my mount grind finished a couple of weeks ago. The little cub companion pet looks so cute running behind the purple kitty mount!
Serious sad face. I swear I was only ~3,000 rep away from it the old way, but took a break from WoW and Wowhead, and missed the change... Booo.Oh well, 20 more days. Wonder if the Mt. Hyjal corehound I'm still toting around will accidentally kill the poor little cub or not?
Agree with Kvasi.Old model could consume a bit more time, but you could choose when you want to spend that time. No one was forcing you to do it all at once (what many people were QQing about and what is the most common "reason" why they welcome this change). Now you have to do daily every day. Old version allowed you to say "I´m not in the mood of doing mount rep today" and you didn´t lose any time. Also, this forces you to travel to Winterspring and do the daily every time you feel like doing something for your mount. Old model allowed you to spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 10 hours, based on your current mood and time available.I liked the old model more, much more, but I´m not going to QQ. (I would be going to if mount was gone completelly :P)