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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Flex » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Vrimmel wrote:Seeing that worgen don't get any ground mount, what allies getting instead now that mount balance shifted towards horde?


Two years of having an 80 to 79 lead on faction mounts?
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Neptuno » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:33 pm

its a thread about faction balancing where the side that has bonuses to actual play of the game are complaining about a vanity function. asking if you'd be willing to trade your performance advantage for an achievement advantage is kind of the scale of how important is the issue and why it takes precedence over things that directly affect combat (warcraft being the name for a reason). the same reason you feel my point is off topic is the same reason i made it: because if you were really about proper balance being implemented, you'd desire evening the racials before the racial mount count.

and yeah, after horde finally got the venomhide raptor after being years behind in count, i'd say you'll get your worgen mount immediately since it's also about how fast you can right this injustice that you didn't mind when you were ahead on mounts too.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby PsiVen » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:50 pm

Even though this seems like a profoundly unimportant issue, Blizzard did say they were going to address it -- but they haven't yet. I am curious what they had planned and if it's still in the works. My guess is that they simply decided that making two goblin mounts instead of six would suffice, as making shiny new Alliance mounts that Worgen can't ride just feels silly.

Racial balance and other garbage has no place here, they don't balance aesthetics against abilities.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:51 am

I can't believe anyone cares about this.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Zalaria » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:04 am

It was more of an issue (for the achievementwhores, at least) when it was hard to reach 100 mounts. They even went as far as adding new city faction mounts to balance the numbers out.

However, these days it's pretty easy to reach 100 (and it'll be even easier in Cata), so my guess is they aren't worried about it.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby eia » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:21 am

Zalaria wrote:It was more of an issue (for the achievementwhores, at least) when it was hard to reach 100 mounts. They even went as far as adding new city faction mounts to balance the numbers out.

However, these days it's pretty easy to reach 100 (and it'll be even easier in Cata), so my guess is they aren't worried about it.

For some value of "pretty easy".
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Korola » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:27 am

Sabindeus wrote:I can't believe anyone cares about this.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby halabar » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:42 am

Sabindeus wrote:I can't believe anyone cares about this.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Zobel » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:58 am

boston2k4 wrote:i think they will eventually give them a mount but are trying to implement something they wanted to do in the past for fun. i think it will be hilarious

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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby Alviarin » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:00 am

I can believe that people care about it.

I care.

However, that's the way it is. I would like equal amount on both sides, but if Blizzard doesn't put it in, then such is the game. I also cared when we didn't have Paladins in vanilla, but I wouldn't whine and/or rant about it, because the game is the way it is.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby culhag » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:05 am

Sabindeus wrote:I can't believe anyone cares about this.

Well I can't believe some people thought no-one would care about this.
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Re: Faction mount balance

Postby sahiel » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am

If you didn't care about it for the years alliance had 1 more faction mount than horde, you shouldn't care about it now. Unless of course it's not actually balance that matters... :D
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