zoom @ picture*lol'd*But great news tho !
I'm all for it. I'm currently leveling mining and herbalism on my Death Knight. You can only get one skill point for a given node, so I'd rather consume the whole node in one hit so it's available again during my next pass.
This leads me to beleive that Blizzard is pushing more for the "casual gaming/hardcore raiding" crowd. It's yet another update that hurts RP players.Mining is a very labor intensive, time consuming activity. And rewards are higher as a result. I see this update to encourage farming nodes - inflating the amount of ore/bars in the world and hindering those that have made a "job" of it.Much in the same vein (pun intended) - removing the restrictions on racial mounts. What good is reputation for Alliance/Horde groups now? A tabard? Who stops and looks at tabards... a mount is catchy. A mount inspires awe. THAT'S an achievement. People will see that rather than having to zoom in on a screen already full of people, names, and nameplates just to try and discern what kind of tabard you are wearing and whether or not it's part of the myriad of choices that guilds have or from something neat that you've done.Bah... I'm turning in to a grumpy old WoW fogey... "back in my day, you had to be 40 to get a mount... damn kids today..."
I am psyched about this simply for nothing other then stopping hte node stealers who jump in and stand there to steal your node, it has been the most frustrating thing about LK for me to have people just jumping down on you taking your stuff.
26reverse - On the contrary - having to hack the same node 4 or 5 times achieves nothing. THis change ahs been too long coming.in terms of racial mounts - I think you've misunderstood. All they've done is stopped certain mounts from being unrideable: eg, now any alliance race can earn rep with Gnomergan Exiles to get a mechanostrider. On the past you could ONLY have a mechanostrider as a dwarf or gnome as other races were considered too big. They're not handing out foreign mounts suddenly.
Rofl @ RP servers. IMO Blizzard only put those servers in to serve the whining of a smaller player base. I think this new update is a long awaited one for us miners."Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go"
I'm thrilled to be wrong on the whole mount thing (and that all my work on my Darnassian Rep'd Gnome hasn't gone to waste). I just wish they'd been more specific on the PTR notes. (to be fair - the official mount pages list "race" and "available to" separately... and this new understanding means the "available to" restrictions are going away rather than the "race" restriction).As to the RP/mining bit. I like feeling encompassed in their game world. It's deep, detailed and consuming. Hitting a mining vein multiple times for loot "makes sense" to me. But being a minority in that opinion doesn't hurt.Given the discussions about "I hit once, you hit once" (which I've done and seen done quite a bit) - I'd rather see a "single hit" amount of ore retrieved, but increase the rate of respawns. Much closer to the skinning profession, imo.
my one problem is competition...lets say i was mining something just dismounted tried to mine to lvl up and boom....i mess up..so i try again..then hey look some other guy wants in...well i was there first was i not? well now if i can mine it quicker he can boom snatch it from me I get no chance to lvl...well i also i dont like the fact of all the competition...I try to mine and now i get 2 peeps on a titanium fight...no fun..no fun..:( hope it works...
You could always share skillups from the same node with other herbalists as long as you only opened the loot window, without actually taking the herbs. I'm sure the same will work with ore, but it will certainly be a lot more difficult to split the actual loot from the node between multiple miners now. Personally, I run into those situations very rarely, so I'm looking forward to leveling mining on my low-level alts.
I am currently rejoicing over this! This means that I don't have to worry about idiot players who try to steal ore while I'm in the middle of mining.