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  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    As an early acquirer of the mount, I trust we will get a Unicorn skin which I will adopt on day one should it happen. It goes well with the hovering and you already have rainbow animations from the Legendary short bow, The Dreamer. Now I do know sticking onto walls may not be an actual unicorn's forte (they don't really exist anyway) but I trust the team can make it happen even if it may be a comical, yet delightful sight to see a unicorn sticking to a wall on all fours.

  • Neeja.4579Neeja.4579 Member ✭✭

    @Kidel.2057 said:
    Hi. Thank you for your hard work and thanks for Dragonfall, it's a very cool map. And congratulations for ending season 4.

    My question is:

    Why does the skyscale start with negative (red) flight meter when using Air Rescue from an upward Ley Line or a Branded Tornado?
    An empty flight meter would be ok, I don't understand why it can go full red and go down faster than gliding and Griffon.

    And, if I may, I bring this from another thread:

    Is it me or fire attack is very hard to target if you're not on the ground? Is this mount supposed to be used from the ground? Or land before attacking? A target indicator while pressing 1 would be great.

    I had the same questions, thanks

  • Kidel.2057Kidel.2057 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2019

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    who thought that turning ascquisition into pure hell was a good idea?

    I mean 500 contracts? 250 of all map currencies? Timegating? JUMPING PUZZLES?

    WHO did it? Really? Who things that this kind of content is 'fun' or 'rewarding', instead of 'boring grind nobody wants to do'?

    Unlocked the skyscale lost, and I feel REALLY demotivated right now. Why continue with something I CAN NOT DO?

    I don't really turn this into a debate. A moderator can delete this if it's out of place.

    To me the collection is kind of fine. They already addressed the timegating problem, so the rest is just a very long collection, almost on par with Aurora.
    And it would be also very unfair to change the requirements at this point that so many players have finished it.

    The problem is that Aurora is a legendary item. The Skyscale doesn't feel like a Legendary mount at the moment. It has some serious limitations (such as full red gauge after Air Rescue, very slow speed, very short travel distance, engage skill very difficult to aim properly from air) that make it basically a show off mount (3-5 skyscales always hovering next to bank in LA) until they release skins (that will basically be required to show off). Very unusual to put skins on legendary weapons.

    I'd be happy if they make the Skyscale proportional to its collection. In comparison the Griffon is awesome and requires far less. It has been almost hidden in its initial release, but it's a joy to use and is probably the most useful mount even now.

    To add a question and avoid making this (only) a reply: is it so bad that the Skyscale replaces the Springer?

    The Springer is mandatory to complete the Skyscale, so it's just progression, such as an exotic weapon replaced by an ascended one. After all I already don't use the Raptor since the Jackal is way faster on most terrains (and with Bonds can also jump greater distances). And if I need speed on flat terrains the RB is already the best option. So, again, why is it fine to relegate the Raptor to a somewhat useful engage skill mount and it's not right to replace the Springer (that has probably one of the best engage skills in the game already)?

    Good luck with the Guild Chat!

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2019

    Are there going to be new mounts after PoF or is the skyscale going to be the last mount?

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    @Kidel.2057 said:
    To add a question and avoid making this (only) a reply: is it so bad that the Skyscale replaces the Springer?

    The Springer is mandatory to complete the Skyscale, so it's just progression, such as an exotic weapon replaced by an ascended one. After all I already don't use the Raptor since the Jackal is way faster on most terrains (and with Bonds can also jump greater distances). And if I need speed on flat terrains the RB is already the best option. So, again, why is it fine to relegate the Raptor to a somewhat useful engage skill mount and it's not right to replace the Springer (that has probably one of the best engage skills in the game already)?

    While I agree with the core sentiment I wouldn't say that the skyscale is "replacing" the springer, maybe for certain tasks but not in general. There are places like Tangled Descent in TD where you definitely want to use the springer over the skyscale thanks to its superior maneuverability in tight spaces.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2019

    @Tails.9372 said:
    Are there going to be new mounts after PoF or is the skyscale going to be the last mount?

    This. Or at least do you feel you have covered everything you wanted mounts to cover?

    Just gonna throw wvw mammoth/Canthan Siege Turtle out there.

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

    @BadHealer.3608 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    That's one of the masteries and you'll unlock it soon enough.

    Cool. A hidden forth mastery? That sounds interesting. So far I got only the one where all your regeneration is stopped if you are on the cliff.

    I wonder how this other mastery can be unlocked.

    That is exactly what the last mastery does though. Exchanges 50% of your endurance for flight juice.

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  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    Some mentioned this in a way too but...

    In the skyscale collection there are some minigames (catch, hide and seek) which are lovely. Is it possible to have (after finishing collection), 1 baby hatchling skyscale (so you can play with it (the lute and ball and give it cuddles) and also 1 adolescent skyscale so we can keep do the forementioned minigames? The tech of these is there as we did it with the collection.

    Liked the collections (I only found the 1st daily timegate feel unnatural, but the others were fine with me incl the other requirements incl the have all map currencies in that amount). And it was rather long... Less repeatal and grind, more variety within collections is better.

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A question: Can you (ANet) tell how many players who own PoF have the Skyscale completely unlocked and mastered already? Is it more or less than you expected, or about what was predicted? Thank you.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭

    I complete Kourna map and get 5 items for that .. think about that and I have idea -
    create some coool account bound food for raids which can cook only skycale owner, and that food swhat require all map currencies.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Is there any mechanical reasons as to why the Skyscale (and Griffon) are unable to utalize other unlocked masteries such as Updrafts?

    It would be pretty great if some new masteries were capable of being combined with old ones like that.

  • tekhiun.8653tekhiun.8653 Member ✭✭✭

    Why did you decided to not make the acquisition of the mount part of the story line and use a collection after the story was over ?

  • Stryker.8572Stryker.8572 Member
    edited May 23, 2019

    This is the first time I have posted something and I hope it is received proper. I love the Skyscale it is a lot of fun and I have worked my but off every day to get it. But now I see that you in all your wisdom are reducing some of the time gated items and to make it easier and that's all fine and good for those that cant get on as much as the rest of us. But it is a insult to all of us that busted our kitten to get it so far. I have spent a lot of money in and on this game as well as GW1 and fell like I just got passed over for a promotion after all my hard work to get the job done and I AM PISSED. ANET needs to reward us that have done the work and waited our time to get the Skyscale other than just screwing us over. My Question is will they?

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2019

    For the guild chat I'd like to know what percentage of the player base have completed the Skyscale collection thus far. Or how many?

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    @mantaray.3875 said:
    Was there a reason the roller-beetle had a cost of 50 map currency, from a single map mind you, while the skyscale has a requirement of 250 from 6 maps?

    Rollar Beetles suck at flying..

    Source: Personal experience XD

  • Thundabolt.8541Thundabolt.8541 Member ✭✭✭

    Very important question

    Does the Skyscale have pawpads or just sticky beans

  • Xykris.6758Xykris.6758 Member ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    Sure I’ll throw my question in!

    I just got my sky scale today and fully mastered it.
    The grind was a pain and I wasn’t happy to see the time gates. That being said, I still did it as did a bunch of other players. Now I hear you’re going to change the time gates and to be honest I don’t understand why. Sure time gates suck (at least I think they do) but you know what? You put it in there and we still did them regardless. This isn’t even the first thing you’ve time gated in the game. People are complaining about the grind and time gating and you’ve decided to turn around and change it despite the fact that other players have already gone and done it before hand. I want to understand why you think this is a good idea. People complain about grinding for rewards all the time. Kitten, people still complain about the cost of the Griffon! Yet you stuck to your guns and haven’t changed it. So why now? Why are you caving? Now I’m half expecting to hear (if you even bother answering this) “we want to make it more accessible/ easier for others.” Which then Makes me wonder, when you’re going to remove all time gates, lower the cost of the griffin, and just make legendary armor purchasable then that way everything is truely “more accessible/easier for others./s”

    Also, as asked in another question, since you plan on doing this, what is the compensation for those that went through with getting their mount before this “fix”?

  • Feothyr.6072Feothyr.6072 Member ✭✭

    Let me start by thanking you for a wonderful Living World episode - love the story and the new map; especially the inclusion of older mastery systems and the throwbacks for GW1 players. :)
    That being said, I feel like a lot of your hard and great work is tarnished by the Skyscale fiasco.

    My question: How do you justify the excessive amount of materials required for the saddle collection compared to the requirements for the roller beetle acquisition?

    @Xykris.6758 said:
    Also, as asked in another question, since you plan on doing this, what is the compensation for those that went through with getting their mount before this “fix”?

    You got it first.

  • Dedicant.6820Dedicant.6820 Member ✭✭✭

    Did you ever consider creating an idle animation for the skyscale while it is hovering? If so was there a reason you decided not to? I love seeing the idles on the ground and it's something I do miss when I'm hovering safely in the air sorting out my inventory/talking to people etc.

  • Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭

    As it is now, I see the skyscale a cosmetic mount, because its overwhelmingly specialized mechanics and slow and very limited movement. Springer+Griffon is way faster and more flexible to reach any spot, except for the ones floating in the air, which are precisely the extra-narrow niche for this new mount. But other than that, Skyscale is like the Warclaw in PVE: a beautiful mount with no practical use.

    Could you consider improving at least part of the mechanics, so Skyscale could somehow be a real alternative for other mounts, with more uses than the 2nd tier mastery?

  • Kylden Ar.3724Kylden Ar.3724 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    For the guild chat I'd like to know what percentage of the player base have completed the Skyscale collection thus far. Or how many?

    I expect more than we think but less than they expected. Now if that's enough less to hurt their planned Gemstore skin sales... that will determine how much easier they make it, if any.

    How many times we gotta tell you GRIND IS NOT CONTENT there ANet?

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  • Neeja.4579Neeja.4579 Member ✭✭

    I also noticed that if you combine Griffon->Gliding->Skyscale, you begin more than often with a full reg gauge.

    At this point going from gliding to skyscale is most of the time a downgrade.

    Can we know the reason for this choice? It has been asked already probably.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    What is the mount’s intended role/purpose among other mounts?

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I know the first post in this thread says they will discuss design only. PLEASE address the acquisition process, and what changes are coming on Tuesday. Unless the collection requirements are changed, I won't be getting the mount for weeks or months, if ever, and know a lot of people who feel the same way. Let us at least buy the last currencies for gold, like we can skip the middle collection with gold (the jumping puzzles, bosses, etc., which I did NOT skip except for the Ley-Line Anomaly boss which would not spawn). Thank you. And before someone calls me a whiner, hey, we all have different playstyles and likes/dislikes.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Is it planned to have skins completing the original packs like Exo-suit skyscale or Branded skyscale? :)

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  • ShroomOneUp.6913ShroomOneUp.6913 Member ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    could you please increase the amount of map currency obtained in events and from heart-vendors of episode 2, 3, 4 and 5? Perhaps allow the conversion go up to 25 or even 50 per day and account? 5 is just way to little

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭

    Are there going to be additional masteries to improve the Skyscale’s utility as a mount? That would seem to address the concerns of those who say the cost/grind is too much and equally benefit those who already have the mount and have yet to start.

    I also want to add that it is really a gorgeous mount and I love the wing animations! =)

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Caitybee.3614 said:
    Please reduce Skyscale saddle items from 250 to 100. I quit and uninstalled the game 2 days ago because of this. I refuse to play unless it's reduced. And I played for 7 months straight.

    I don't think the Dervs should be held to ransom. Maybe just learn from it next season that IF there's map currency at least farm it a bit?

  • What's the reason behind the Skyscale having no lore to it whatsoever? All the mounts beforehand had background tying them as part of the world, even the Warclaw has something very vague but intriguing, but this time the entire Skyscale species...literally just exists now. Is there any reason for this after you said in the previous stream that you went through lengths to make it distinct from other dragon species we've seen before?

    Also please would you consider reducing the amount of LS4 currencies needed for the saddle? Even just leaving it to 150 would suffice. The entire collection thus far has been exhausting but this is pretty much a door slam to the face. You could have at least warned us in advance that we'd need the currencies, instead of making us find out literally the last second. Some of us aren't crawling with alts or have as much time to spend in the game as other players and this comes off as almost punishing

  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭

    Why? Why this grind for a mount.
    i had no problem to grind map mats for aurora, but for this mount?

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  • Ayalet.4970Ayalet.4970 Member ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    Will I get an Aurene mount?

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  • Blur.3465Blur.3465 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    Skyscale falls behind all the current mounts in almost everything (apart hovering).
    It is slower than griffon and stays in air less than griffon, it starts with red bar when dismounting/mounting in air, it feels clunkier than Springer when going up the mountains and no-regen means we'll probably get stuck most of the time before even reaching the higher ground, it can't hover over water like Skimmer, it lacks speed as well.
    Its attack skill has no indication where it will land and most of the time it goes way off, not even targetting the enemy I am targeting, which means it also falls behind other mounts in terms of attack - clunky again. (Notice how it always fires ahead of your character depending where your character is turned)

    It is natural players are not satisfied with Skyscale's overall mechanics; especially as it feels like a legendary mount too, it's normal to expect a mount that will be far more useful.
    Are there any plans to address this and make changes as to make Skyscale more enjoyable and more useful?
    There have been some really good suggestions in some threads.

    But overall, amazing dragon, I love the design and animations!

  • Neeja.4579Neeja.4579 Member ✭✭

    So, during the Guild Chat you said that you designed this system into the Skyscale to allow wall-jumping from a wall to another and do this horizontal movement.

    I mean, cool. But can't we just use a Griffon for that and simply go straight faster?
    It's not like who has a Skyscale doesn't have a Griffon (or gliding).

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