lol, this isn't a response to the issue, it's a blue finding the one pro-Blizzard post in the whole thread to lionize.
I'll say it here too.I'd like to see equipment that lets non flying mounts fly.Because why not.
why not keep waterwalking on the strider and not allow it to make use of the mount equipment, you know, like the sky golem. 4head
basically no change at all. anglers rep is easy to get with timewalking badges when it gets to the MoP week. will be cool to have a water walking mount other than a strider
To nerf the water strider for those that took the time to get that faction to exalted is wrong. Now I cant use the water strider to level
So they found a single comment that agrees with their decision and they decided to cherry pick it to respond too. Really addressing the issue there /s
Honestly I'm pretty mixed on this. It sucks removing the passive from the strider but at the same time it's okay with the replacement Mount Shoes. The problem with this though is that ALL your mounts have to use that. You can't assign the shoes to some mounts, the daze equipment to others, etc. I'm not sure how much outrage or backlash or whatever emotion this will get though as this change will come out so close to us getting flying where none of the equipment will really matter.
I don't enjoy any aspect of this, especially the fact that it hurts alts. I have more than I can count and having this is a lifesaver for them. Taking it away, after all the effort put into it, feels like punishment.
Meh, it's still feels like farming the waterstriders was for almost nothing in the end. WoW is a farming game at first, the dedicated players were the one rewarded the most, it's simple logic.
Title should be "Blizzard does usual stunt of doubling down and only highlighting favourable posts to unpopular decision."Any price is infinitely more than what it is currently. ie. FREE.Also, how come removing this mount's ability (a reward people had to work for) is fine yet other things can't be changed as it damages the prestige for those people who got those items.
"pretty affordable" * X number of characters= still more expensive than the free waterwalking status we have now. Even if every alt on one account would receive 1 piece of equipment, the door to "waterwalking will be earned in 9.0 zones with completion of Pathfinder part 1" or similar tricks is opened.
its not really that big of a deal
This change still feels really weird. And I don't understand how this will work for alts. Is the mount equipment account wide? Or you have to buy it on each Character? Or what?
"Affordable" better mean like 1 gold. Maybe like 1 gold, Unique (20) or something, but 1 gold at most. Double it every expansion if you have to.
exactly..the red strider i use is a statement. Seeing a bunch of blue striders and then my red one shows up feelsgoodman.
Your water strider can still water walk, just use the free mount equipment. And now all your mounts can water walk (except the Sky Golem). What's the big deal?
They could just make water striders keep their passive like sky golems at the cost of not getting other benefits. It’s not rocket science...I think xD.