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Bye bye Mechnostrider

Postby honorshammer » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:47 am

I had purchased a Mechnostrider to use in AV and other battlegrounds because I didn't want to use mana to mount up. Now I won't have to.

Summon Warhorse and Summon Charger mana cost removed and no longer causes a global cooldown.
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Postby Mokko » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:55 am

Gobal cooldown thing is interesting since it takes 3 sec to cast your mount....
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Re: Bye bye Mechnostrider

Postby Dawnseeker » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:58 am

Honorshammer wrote:I had purchased a Mechnostrider to use in AV and other battlegrounds because I didn't want to use mana to mount up. Now I won't have to.

Summon Warhorse and Summon Charger mana cost removed and no longer causes a global cooldown.

Either way, I'm gonna be makin' myself a motor-bike.
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Postby Lore » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:59 am

Amani War Bear yeee

or the beer goat
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Postby Sharlos » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:00 am

Mokko wrote:Gobal cooldown thing is interesting since it takes 3 sec to cast your mount....


it means a new macro will work with it.
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Postby Mehnalas » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:25 am

It also allows us to buff up before mounting in a battleground or what have you without standing there for 1.5 seconds looking silly.

edit: My fingers are crap
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Postby Sabindeus » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:30 am

Mokko wrote:Gobal cooldown thing is interesting since it takes 3 sec to cast your mount....


This is to bring it inline with item mounts which do not inflict global cooldown on other spells.
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Postby Sarkan-ZdC » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:39 am

Nah, it is just for the macro to mount and change aura.

Normal Mount + Macro works
Summon Mount + Macro does not work (or 2 key press)

now works.
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Postby Sabindeus » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:40 am

Sarkan-ZdC wrote:Nah, it is just for the macro to mount and change aura.

Normal Mount + Macro works
Summon Mount + Macro does not work (or 2 key press)

now works.


well that is one of the effects, yes, but I guarantee that particular macro is not the motivation behind the change.
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Postby solina » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:36 am

If it can still be used to spell lock us, it will still be unpopular in PvP.
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Postby Spectrum » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:58 am

Well, even though I don't PvP much I went ahead and bought the item-mount instead of doing the pally quest. Looking at the costs on my server it looked like they'd cost about the same anyway. My motivations were:

* Summoned mounts cost mana and therefore put you in the 5SR, which is significant while leveling.
* An item-mount can be used immediately after casting a spell or while silenced. The other can't, which leads to standing around for 1.5 seconds all the time.

Basically, they cost the same amount but the item-mount is better in all ways except maybe looks. So why bother with the long quest line at 60?

I might go back and do it now than I'm 70 though. Should be nice and quick.
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Postby Melathys » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:02 am

I might have to start collecting mounts when they no longer take bag space.

will be neat to have a /castrandom and add all the mounts...never know what you're riding next!
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Postby PsiVen » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:03 am

Spellmounts suck bad :/

I've used a mechanostrider ever since the welfare PvP epics patch, only recently replaced it with an Amani War Bear which is sexy for dwarves in T6.
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Postby Dragonzbane » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:11 am

solina wrote:If it can still be used to spell lock us, it will still be unpopular in PvP.


^ This.
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Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:13 am

I've used my charger maybe three times since I got it, partly because of it not working in the macro, but mostly because I never thought the horse mounts looked good (had a normal Ram before 60, too; warhorse just looks stiff running on anything that isn't flat). Might add it into the macro anyway, just so it finally sees some use.
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