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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Graymalkyn.8076 said:
    I think ultimately the question people have isn't instant gratification, or cost, or effort, or any of that...it's that this mount is so hard to get and offeres so little compared to the other mounts.

    Raptor = Renowned heart task = Fast ground travel
    Springer = Renowned heart task = Vertical leap
    Skimmer = Renowned heart task = Fast water travel
    Jackal = Renowned heart task = Fast ground travel / limited teleport
    Roller Beetle = A few relatively simple collections = Very fast ground travel
    Griffon = A few more difficult collections / 250 gold = Extended air travel
    Warclaw = ~8 hours in WvW = Usable in WvW
    Skyscale = Multiple collections / Timegated / Extensive grinding in old zones = Hovering at about the altitude a springer can jump / Cling (but not climb) to walls.

    It just seems like our expectations were for this to be along the lines of the simpler mounts considering it's grievous limitations. Then to realize that we need to do what is akin to legendary weapon effort to get it...

    We're just trying to wrap our heads around why. What was the reason behind why this one is so much more difficult, time consuming, and costly, than the others?

    Because it can fly, there are many new rift events on countless maps tied to it and with the mastery it is far better than the Springer because being able to fly also allows you to reposition easily around tight edges. If you compare them, compare their base abilities. The Springer is awful before you master the super high jump. Hope that answers your question!

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Graymalkyn.8076 said:
    I think ultimately the question people have isn't instant gratification, or cost, or effort, or any of that individually, but all combined so that this mount is so hard to get and offers so little compared to the other mounts.

    Raptor = Renowned heart task = Fast ground travel
    Springer = Renowned heart task = Vertical leap
    Skimmer = Renowned heart task = Fast water travel
    Jackal = Renowned heart task = Fast ground travel / limited teleport
    Roller Beetle = A few relatively simple collections = Very fast ground travel
    Griffon = A few more difficult collections / 250 gold = Extended air travel
    Warclaw = ~8 hours in WvW = Usable in WvW
    Skyscale = Multiple collections / Timegated / Extensive grinding in old zones = Hovering at about the altitude a springer can jump / Cling (but not climb) to walls.

    It just seems like our expectations were for this to be along the lines of the simpler mounts considering it's grievous limitations. Then to realize that we need to do what is akin to legendary weapon effort to get it...

    We're just trying to wrap our heads around why. What was the reason behind why this one is so much more difficult, time consuming, and costly, than the others?

    The Skyscale does have a limited climbing ability. You can wall jump upwards twice with a full stamina bar. Pop bond of vigor after and its four times.

  • Apparently this thread was not meant to stay on track, so we're going to get off this saddle right now ;) Feel free to post about the various aspects of the Skyscale in the relevant thread. And if one doesn't exist on the topic you want to discuss, create it!


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