Ok ... so... why? Was there some crazy thing I seem to have missed about that toy, that needed nerfing?
Just remove it completely and ban bots for more than 5 minutes...
I don't get why the requirement to use it is so much higher than the requirement to make it. Couldn't they just be the same? Are there already other crafted items like this?
This is the kind of targeted change that actually impacts bots significantly less than players. Yeah, it kinda sucks I won't be able to pick up a throw away engineering profession on my professionless alts just to access this toy anymore, but I'll live, and it makes the bots life harder, so I'm all for it.This is actually meaningful compared to the daily instance limit. All this said, I feel like the wow equivalent of a CAPTCHA check is all it would take to remove bots from the game. Accounts could earn CAPTCHA removal, and everything would be fine.
Actually, the Loot-a-rang was completely removed from the Beta for months. I entered a plea to not have it removed and I’m sure other Beta testers did likewise. I think Blizzard decided to compromise.
Looks like I am leveling engineering on all my alts. I was always surprised it could be used at level 1 in the first place, so while I am not happy with the change, I figured it was a matter of time before Blizz changed it.
What's the use case for a loot-a-rang? I've had it for ten years but don't think I've used it more than once.
I used this a lot while leveling my alts, particularly ranged ones... at what toon level can you learn Cataclysm enchanting? And can you learn it without doing Chromie's Cataclysm expansion, or do I now have to level everyone through Cata if I want to use the lootarang?And I realize this may have been done to stop hardcore botters, but... do we really think it will? Or it just going to be one more step in their setup?
thats just stupid. The account banned would then leave the bot with no Rang..bans are by Bnet....the toys lost.So a banning is a HUGE hindrance while all this does is fk over legitimate players for good damned reason
you will have to level Cata Eng to 70. yes...all that hard work all over again..on EVERY character you want to use the rang on.All because blizzard is too fkn incompetent to find a better way to deal with bots.and no...it wont stop the bots for a second.If you were a robber and someone took your gun, wouldnt you just find some other weapon to use and get right back to robbing?Same thing.This will have ZERO effect on slowing bots down...though it may make them more desperate so they start sending out MORE bots to compensate for any loss
Thank god I already finished saberstalker rep
This is at least 30,000 gold on most servers
Shadowlands delay, quality not on par with what Moneyvision-Blizzard wants to release.Spending the extra time fixing the covenants, the bugged leveling system, the broken spells or other extremely important stuff? Naah.Increasing the profession requirements of an old content toy that people use for looting at range? THAT MUST BE DONE, NOAW!Please, un-merge from Moneyvision, since the merger, everything went so ^&*!...
Such a shame, I can tell you that very little people actually used this. I encountered less than a handful of other people using this in years of playing with it on every single character. Half the usefulness is looting corpses that have fallen through walls or terrain and you can't reach.Really going to miss this on alts. At least some of my characters can still use it.