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Patch 7.2: Reputation Paragon Mounts (Video)

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Build 23623 added five mounts that will be available from Reputation Paragon. For every 10,000 reputation gained beyond Exalted with Legion factions, you'll receive a new emissary cache that has a chance to contain one of the mounts.

Mounts are tied to specific zone caches. No indications if they are a 100% drop though.

Collecting 10 caches awards the Paragon of the Broken IslesParagon of the Broken Isles achievement. You can obtain the following mounts (sorted as they appear in the video).

Highmountain ElderhornHighmountain Elderhorn and Wild DreamrunnerWild Dreamrunner are probably only ground mounts.

Which of the mounts do you like most?

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Nice additions, but once again, something else gated behind RNG. 

It'll be nice the first time a cache has one of the mounts, but when you're 4/5, doing multiple toons who've hit exalted with whatever faction, getting the same mounts you already have multiple times? If you're familiar with pet and mount runs through old content then you'll know the feeling when the excitement of getting *that* mount to show up on the loot just turns into relief that you won't have to farm the place dry anymore, sucking up the nostalgia and memories of raiding it in the first place, or listen through the ARPEE anymore. 

I'd be happier if they had a drop chance for a unique item, similar to the lock fel fire chain, or the Quel'selar blade, that got you to do some unique stuff for it, and then never have to worry about it anymore if you didn't want to do it. 

I get that it's all purely optional, but stuff like this is so blatantly designed as a timesink in a genre that revolves around being one already, that it burns players out all on it's own. 

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Love the hippogryph, glad we can get one with the superior updated model directly in-game now and that isnt an unnatural bright purple color. Not that the achievement one looks -bad- but I prefer a more realistic lool so there's that. Too bad I've already got Emerald Hippogryph a long time ago and love it to death + it looks better anyway imo. ;p

3 hours ago, Plergoth said:

Nice additions, but once again, something else gated behind RNG. 

It'll be nice the first time a cache has one of the mounts, but when you're 4/5, doing multiple toons who've hit exalted with whatever faction, getting the same mounts you already have multiple times? If you're familiar with pet and mount runs through old content then you'll know the feeling when the excitement of getting *that* mount to show up on the loot just turns into relief that you won't have to farm the place dry anymore, sucking up the nostalgia and memories of raiding it in the first place, or listen through the ARPEE anymore. 

I'd be happier if they had a drop chance for a unique item, similar to the lock fel fire chain, or the Quel'selar blade, that got you to do some unique stuff for it, and then never have to worry about it anymore if you didn't want to do it. 

I get that it's all purely optional, but stuff like this is so blatantly designed as a timesink in a genre that revolves around being one already, that it burns players out all on it's own. 

Posting without even reading the OP you're responding to...?

"Mounts are tied to specific zone caches. No indications if they are a 100% drop though."

How is your suggestion any less rng...? Why is there anything inherently wrong with getting multiples of the same mount from content you'd already be doing anyway and how is it different from getting a quest item for it?

I swear people just look for reasons to complain...

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On 26/02/2017 at 0:22 PM, Ammako said:

How is your suggestion any less rng...? Why is there anything inherently wrong with getting multiples of the same mount from content you'd already be doing anyway and how is it different from getting a quest item for it?

Because those items I mentioned were BoE.

As time marched on, more people who'd end up with duplicates would be able to sell them on the AH for those who play less frequently and maybe not get to see so many caches, therefore leading more players to be able to experience the quests behind those items, which we all know Blizzard is more than capable of giving. It'd be far less frustrating as well, avoiding the above scenario where you are 'fishing' caches for a faction you stopped caring about a long time ago, especially when it was common to just be able to buy a faction mount from the quartermaster once you hit Exalted, never to worry about it again. 

We're closing in for 100 factions in the game soon, right? Is this going to be a recurring feature in the future, where you grind to Exalted with another half dozen factions and then keep grinding to obtain the rewards for doing so? It's a daunting thought, especially as I love the Legion factions; grinding for them relentlessly if the drop rate isn't 100%, or low enough to warrant it becoming a farm, makes the experience less enticing. 

I apologise if I come off as a whiner, I'm just worried I am seeing a repeat of the WoD timesinks / glorified lottery. 

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