basilmemories.9186 Posted November 19, 2019 Share Posted November 19, 2019 I love, LOVE how people are saying "it's a wvw mount" like that changes anything. Imagine this conversation if we were talking about a car:"oh nice, I can use this car... but it's really bad on any unpaved road, can I get better tires or something for offroad use?""it's a car for roads""...yeah, I know that. -Ooh look, there's an idea for something called an 'SUV', it goes offroad and onroad! Is that possible?""It's a car for roads""yes? And I'm asking if you can make it into a car that can also go offroad. Look the design specs are here! I invested a lot of time on upgrading it, so I'd like to be able to use it somewhere other than roads. It's not even a complicated ask.""yes. but the car goes on roads""BUT. WHY. WHY IN ALL THE KITTEN-LOVING WORLD CAN'T IT BE DONE?""because it goes on roads."And unlike real life, we're talking about wvw and they're clearly an opponent, so thankfully you can vent your frustration by stabbing them in the face... but it doesn't make their argument any less terrible.If the devs give it functionality, will it make it a "must-have" item that people complain about getting and feel locked out? Well two points:1) That already exists in the form of ascended armor.2) That already exists in the form of Griffon, Beetle, and Skyscale.So unless they magically make it so you don't have to grind 40 levels of he- I mean fractals and maps, and unless they lovingly airdrop those unlocks into everyone's account like, yesterday, I'm guessing that's going to still be a thing. A more important argument to make is "what extra functionality can we give it?" Because raptor has distance, springer has height, jackal has speed and teleportation, manta has danger evasion and water speed, griffion has distance in flight, beetle has speed and crash tactics, and skyscale has hover and vertical flight. God what do we need, what do we need...?Oh right, a dedicated combat mount! Oh man I wonder if the warclaw fits that flavor? You think? possibly?Yes, all the mounts have engage skills that do more than damage. So, here's what you do, the warclaw's pounce does a nice chunk of damage, and then inflicts taunt. Don't mess with the speed, don't need to really do anything else. If you want to fancy it up there can either be extra damage to champs, or a buff to your squad. That's pretty much what everybody wants: just a little tweak to make the ol 'claw useful in pve too. You use the warclaw to mop up mobs or get a good first hit in on a world boss. it's a one-time use thing in a fight, so there won't be as much pressure to get it as, you know, ascended armor stuff. And it doesn't require much coding at all, just up damage in pve or give a status effect that ups damage in pve, and inflicts taunt when the pounce engage skill is used. It doesn't take much time any money away from the devs at all, and it's nice for use pve folks who DID grind wvw to obsessively collect all the mounts on their account.That last one is mostly for me though. I have a problem and I admit it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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