BfA reputation rewards - mounts

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Horde gets a Alabaster Hyena, Expedition Bloodswarmer and Cobalt Pterrordax.
Alliance gets a horse, a horse and .... a horse.
Let's talk about stereotypes and feeble imagination.Horde gets three completly different mounts, two of them are flying mounts, Alliance players get three recolored horses and none of them is rewarding/usable after 8.2 patch.Blizzard, at least make all mounts (incl. allied races mounts) usable by both factions, it's not the best solution but still better than this.
There is never any imagination when they create something for alliance its always something stereotypic or just plain boring while all of the imagination seems to go to designing horde cities lore and characters.
11/11/2018 16:02Posted by Mavys
There is never any imagination when they create something for alliance its always something stereotypic or just plain boring while all of the imagination seems to go to designing horde cities lore and characters.


It's not their fault you were attracted to the stereotypic good guys in the first place though, is it now?

And as soon as anything deviates from the stereotypic good guy ala sylvanas everyone in the alliance has a hissy fit. Even if it's not their place to make that call.

So flamboyant knight horses for the lawful good wanna be faction.
11/11/2018 16:06Posted by Leymaiden
So flamboyant knight horses for the lawful good wanna be faction.

I'd rather have those, than the plain looking boring recolors of the same bloody horse we have now tyvm.
Are we really back on this? We really did have enough threads on this at the time of BFA's release. Blizzard gave the alliance mounts which suited the themes, as they should do, and everyone lost their mind. The *horror* of an RPG developer trying to be true to their lore.
Not even just the rep mounts. Zandalari Trolls get a direhorn mount. Kul Tiras Humans get... a horse.
you don't like horses?

next you'll be telling us you don't own a mobile phone
11/11/2018 16:10Posted by Bedezee
Are we really back on this? We really did have enough threads on this at the time of BFA's release. Blizzard gave the alliance mounts which suited the themes, as they should do, and everyone lost their mind. The *horror* of an RPG developer trying to be true to their lore.

I don't know about past discussions, I'm primarly horde player who is surprised right now, after I finished exalted rep. with some A-factions.

well, poor alliance, if only horse, horse, horse and horse are suited to their lore ....
11/11/2018 16:11Posted by Owlsong
Not even just the rep mounts. Zandalari Trolls get a direhorn mount. Kul Tiras Humans get... a horse.


To complete the horse fetish... I think the worgen race mount that was added later(because people weren't happy Running Wild didn't count as a mount), is a horse too, just like the human's race mount. And now the Kul TIrans... but yeah, topic is old.

I like my demonic horses though.
Or play both....and get them all :-)
OK, a horse from Proudmoore Admirality, I take it but at least Drustvar/Order of Embers was good opportunity for something different, for a flying mount usable after 8.2 ie falcon like their pet reward is.
11/11/2018 16:35Posted by Kailea
OK, a horse from Proudmoore Admirality, I take it but at least Drustvar/Order of Embers was good opportunity for something different, for a flying mount usable after 8.2 ie falcon like their pet reward is.


It'll be a pegasus. A flying horse.

"That bee is pretty wonderful, isn't it?", Ion said in his Reddit AMA. When 8.2 rolls around I predict the bee will have transformed into a horse.
11/11/2018 15:46Posted by Kailea
Alliance players get three recolored horses and none of them is rewarding/usable after 8.2 patch.


BfA is far from over, in a QnA they stated that when flying is introduced they plan to give Alliance more flavour mounts, as well as the Bee (though I'm not sure if this is remaining Alliance only but it was hinted at).

We're only into the expansion barely 3 months, give it time. :)
11/11/2018 17:29Posted by Tymaar
11/11/2018 15:46Posted by Kailea
Alliance players get three recolored horses and none of them is rewarding/usable after 8.2 patch.


BfA is far from over, in a QnA they stated that when flying is introduced they plan to give Alliance more flavour mounts, as well as the Bee (though I'm not sure if this is remaining Alliance only but it was hinted at).

We're only into the expansion barely 3 months, give it time. :)

ok, we'll see, as I said, it is reaction as I actually finished three different exalted a-reputations within a few days/hours and got a horse from all of them.Didn't expect that after I did the same for horde couple weeks ago.
11/11/2018 16:06Posted by Leymaiden
And as soon as anything deviates from the stereotypic good guy ala sylvanas everyone in the alliance has a hissy fit. Even if it's not their place to make that call.


Yea and horde never cried when Thrall was thrown out or sylvanas was but in the chair.
Or when blood elfs were added in the game.

People seem to have chickens memory.

And btw when did last time alliance got something that deviated from the "good guy" stuff like sylvanas that actually went somewhere like Sylvanas stuff. When Jaina went all out emo she just vanished from the game for almost 2 expansions and only other character that really went bad on alliance was Archbishop Benedictus
11/11/2018 16:06Posted by Leymaiden
So flamboyant knight horses for the lawful good wanna be faction.


Ofcourse, someone has to make sure that the Horde doesnt let their warchief turn everyone into a zombie.. Or mana bomb azeroth.. a lot of bad things really.
We get drowned in mounts and pets, so the new ones have to be something special.

I bought all these stupid horses that I really don't want, feeling like a hoarding collecting maniac. Suppose I'm not the only one... Objectively they're nice and look fine, trying to convince myself to take comfort in that.

At least they're better than all the ugly pigs and hippos (riverwallowers?) that we got in WoD. They couldn't even walk properly and you never see anyone use them. Ugly eleks too, with warts all over.

In general horde mounts are cooler and have always been. Alliance hasn't got one single mount that looks better.
11/11/2018 15:46Posted by Kailea
Horde gets a Alabaster Hyena, Expedition Bloodswarmer and Cobalt Pterrordax.
Alliance gets a horse, a horse and .... a horse.
Let's talk about stereotypes and feeble imagination.Horde gets three completly different mounts, two of them are flying mounts, Alliance players get three recolored horses and none of them is rewarding/usable after 8.2 patch.Blizzard, at least make all mounts (incl. allied races mounts) usable by both factions, it's not the best solution but still better than this.


Why are they not usable after 8.2?
Why does nobody point out that the riding animations on these horses are like rocking-horses and thus god awful and unusable?
11/11/2018 16:06Posted by Leymaiden
It's not their fault you were attracted to the stereotypic good guys in the first place though, is it now?


this mouldy old chestnut again. just because a faction is perceived as "good guys" by trenchcoat-wearing horde edgelords doesn't mean blizzard can neglect to make an effort developing rewards for them.

And as soon as anything deviates from the stereotypic good guy ala sylvanas everyone in the alliance has a hissy fit. Even if it's not their place to make that call.


sylvanas isnt in the alliance you mouth-breather

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