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Mounts like the Big Love Rocket Big Love Rocket from Love is in the Air, Brewfest mounts, and the The Horseman's Reins The Horseman's Reins from Hallow's End require level 110+ to drop in 2019.

UPDATE: Love is in the Air begins on February 12 and a hotfix will be applied to live servers that makes only level 110+ characters (up from level 98+) eligible for the box that contains the rarest items from the event.

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The annual holiday, Love is in the Air, begins on February 12 and ends part way through the day on February 26. For this, we are applying a hotfix that makes it so only characters who are level 110 or higher will be eligible daily to receive the box that contains the most-rare items from this event’s bosses (for the last two years it’s been set to level 98). You will also see this reflected in the next official Hotfixes update post.

As a result of this, if you are hunting the Big Love Rocket you will want to get characters to at least level 110 for the event.

Good luck collection hunters!

is it still stupidly rare? You seem to be actively encouraging people to farm it on as many characters as possible which doesn’t strike me as a healthy gameplay habit to be encouraging.

I love mount hunting but I’m over chasing this thing every year. I always end up leveling at least one additional character every year to try to boost my odds and it never pays off.

The drop rate hasn’t changed. We are aware of how some people push to farm it and wanted to avoid anybody feeling like there was a stealth change while we keep the availability focused on more active play.

Mounts from other world events (Brewfest, Hallow's End) are also affected.

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Got some info back on this one, the Big Love Rocket Big Love Rocket mount will now only drop from the Heart-Shaped Box Heart-Shaped Box that players level 110 or higher receive from defeating The Crown Chemical Co.

(This will also be the case for Coren Direbrew and the Headless Horseman later this year.)

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Why though? Is there a good reason for this further inconvenience? Or is it just to make sure that people don't get too many shots at getting these mounts. If so, again, why though?

I have a very pessimistic idea what the answer could be, but I might be missing something.

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Considering the Love Rocket in particular is an extraordinarily rare mount, this is a very bizarre thing to implement. I've seen people logging onto their alts - sometimes as many as dozens - daily to run this because they didn't know about it not dropping to anybody below a threshold. 

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I don't agree with this change but to be honest, getting a character to 110 is really easy nowadays. But most people by now who have been playing have a couple toons that are at least 110 or higher.

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I read elsewhere that the limit is to prevent the folks who were creating allied race alts (which are 20 at creation) to run it, then deleting, and creating again, in order to get unlimited runs in.

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4 hours ago, Ogerscherge said:

Why though? Is there a good reason for this further inconvenience? Or is it just to make sure that people don't get too many shots at getting these mounts. If so, again, why though?

I have a very pessimistic idea what the answer could be, but I might be missing something.

People were literally creating 50 demon hunters, per account, to be able to farm mounts. 50 chances, per day, per holiday, made it almost trivial. I get that you have to have no life to do this, but I agree it made it a bit too easy for those dedicated people.

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36 minutes ago, Sharknad0 said:

People were literally creating 50 demon hunters, per account, to be able to farm mounts. 50 chances, per day, per holiday, made it almost trivial. I get that you have to have no life to do this, but I agree it made it a bit too easy for those dedicated people.

I wouldn't call that easy, but I get the idea. I still strongly disagree with it though. In the end this is just robbing new and casual players of some or all of their few chances to get these mounts, just because some people -and I imagine only very few did this in the first place- did... something "wrong". If we want to assume that creating 50 Dhs is somewhat questionable, which I, personally, don't really do.

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I'm honestly glad with this change, I don't like it when gaming companies play Nanny normally but honestly the extremes some people I know go to for holiday mounts are worrying. I know people who did 50 runs every day for the two weeks they could. It was obsessive behaviour and unhealthy.

Of course they could fix this by not having random drop holiday mounts and just putting them on the vendors, but that might be a step to far for Blizzard.

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On 2/8/2019 at 3:31 PM, Ogerscherge said:

I wouldn't call that easy, but I get the idea. I still strongly disagree with it though. In the end this is just robbing new and casual players of some or all of their few chances to get these mounts, just because some people -and I imagine only very few did this in the first place- did... something "wrong". If we want to assume that creating 50 Dhs is somewhat questionable, which I, personally, don't really do.

It is always the few that ruin things by taking advantage of the system. Nothing new there.

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If this were more token base instead of RNG base then yeah I would generally do this content once a day on my Main.  But since it's not and more of RNG base of opening a loot type box then I will be rolling the Main and 8-9 Lv.110 alts till I get the mount, quit the farming, and move onto better things to focus on.

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