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All mounts will have a new equipment slot in Patch 8.2 and beyond, allowing you to give them water walking, an emergency parachute, and more! 

Customization is coming not only to trinkets and starting with Rise of Azshara, there will be no need for Azure Water Strider Water Striders! You'll insert mount equipment into the new slot to enable water walking, no dazing while mounted, and other effects.

Four items labeled as "mount equipment" have been revealed during the Rise of Azshara content preview allowing you to customize mounts in different ways:

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You will need to be of level 100 to unlock the feature and level 20 is required to use the equipment pieces. Waterwalking mount equipment for leveling will be available through the Anglers reputation, because Water Striders will no longer have water walking by default.

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A small clarification to our plans with Mount Equipment– Hitting level 100 on one character will unlock this system. Once unlocked, the system will be available to all characters, and the equipment pieces themselves will require level 20. If your goal is to have waterwalking while leveling, you can just enable the waterwalking Mount Equipment (there will be one available via Anglers reputation that will be bind-on-account), and it’ll work exactly as before, with the benefit of making all of that character’s mounts walk on water.

Last Update: June 24th

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Sounds useful, at least one for water walking. No longer need to cast water walking, and classes without it can choose different mounts than water stider.

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sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

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5 minutes ago, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

Everyone and their mothers have a water strider now, it's not some big achievement that "Omg they're taking this achievement away from me.

Alternatively, it's a more efficient way to use a water strider and completely remove daze without being a tank. Pretty sure most people are going to look at it as "oh thank god, I'm not forced into using the water strider model anymore

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18 minutes ago, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

You can literally get the water strider by doing 10 TW. Its not special. The only difficulty in aquiring it at this point is waiting for MoP TW to come by. The Longetivity rewards come by playing the game. Stuff like pandaren phoenix and mage tower skins

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So they also gonna rework profession items from Legion and BFA?
You know - those that had the same effects like "Use this shiny thing and you will be immune to daze while mounted on Broken Isles and Argus for 2 hours"

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I like these improvements. I guess one will be active at a time so no parachute & water walking on the same time from the slot.

It would make sense still be able to use saddle or other crafted stuff beside the buff coming from the slot.

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12 hours ago, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

I mean they already got rid of the prestige the second they made it obtainable with timewalking badges lol.. your complaint is far too late my friend.

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12 hours ago, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

you still have the prestige of owning those mounts. what more do you want? it's not like they are a big achievement anyway, I've got both striders and I'm glad about this change because it means I can finally use the mounts that I'm actually somewhat proud of owning.

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13 hours ago, Aegrotat said:

Alternatively, it's a more efficient way to use a water strider and completely remove daze without being a tank.

Apparently that's not the case, since water strider is going to lose it's ability to waterwalk without equipment. It's now treated the same as any other mount.

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14 hours ago, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

It's all about the "instant" gratification needed for a lot of players.

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The irony is that the name Water Strider LITERALLY means walking on water. XD 

Seriously though, I'm bothered by the fact that people earned Water Striders. Why didn't they just make it so Water Striders couldn't use any other type of equipment but keep their ability to walk on water? Simple and elegant and, let's be honest, not stupid. 

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2 hours ago, Kalia said:

Why didn't they just make it so Water Striders couldn't use any other type of equipment but keep their ability to walk on water? 

Looks like it's a design limitation as there is only one slot that applies to all mounts (so they didn't want to make it an exception).

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18 hours ago, Aegrotat said:

Everyone and their mothers have a water strider now, it's not some big achievement that "Omg they're taking this achievement away from me.

Alternatively, it's a more efficient way to use a water strider and completely remove daze without being a tank. Pretty sure most people are going to look at it as "oh thank god, I'm not forced into using the water strider model anymore

If you have the Heirloom Motor Cycle you cannot be dazed off it. Totally removing one of the aspects from that mount. Now we have to buy some doodad to put on mounts to be able to walk on water. The water strider still moves faster through the water while swimming than other mounts. So are they going to take that into consideration? 

Blizzard seems to change things just to change things and I have just about had enough. They constantly remove reasons to go back and do old content then complain that people aren't out in the world doing things. BFA is stale as f*ck just like all of the previous expansions while they are out. Forcing people to go back do *filtered* in previous expansions means they are doing STUFF. I think BFA is absolutely my last expac. 

The community is dying off and it's hard to find a group to actually do stuff with for many people. 

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On 4/11/2019 at 8:36 PM, Tupi said:

sooo, replacing what little prestige there was in acquiring the water strider? seems like just another change to make everything you achieved before meaningless.

the entire methodology is not at all geared towards keeping old players involved but just an endless cycling of new features that replicate old achievements for new players...there is no system to reward longevity as far as I can see.

lol, pretty much what cell phone services do...there is no longer a reward for sticking with the same carrier but basically free *filtered* for swapping carriers. ffs, Verizon now charges me $30 or more every time I want to upgrade a phone on the account i've had with them for 15 years. 

Loyalty means nothing to corporate america, and that's all Actiblizzard is now.

 

If you read the post it says the water walking item is purchased from the same faction as the water strider.  So really, it just allows those that earned the water strider to use water walking on other mounts as well.

"If your goal is to have waterwalking while leveling, you can just enable the waterwalking Mount Equipment (there will be one available via Anglers reputation that will be bind-on-account), and it’ll work exactly as before, with the benefit of making all of that character’s mounts walk on water."

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      We found encrypted sound files of Bolvar and Mograine together with Death Knight creature textures for Allied Races and the Pandaren, and new Death Knight Swords of the Ebon Blade.It was confirmed at BlizzCon that all races will be able to roll Death Knights in Patch 8.3. The new Allied Races Death Knights will have a slightly updated starting experience similar to intros of Allied Races.
      Decrypted Bolvar & Darion Mograine Sound Files Improved Eye Glow for Night Elves and Death Knights Mythic Season 4 Season
      A brand new Season awaits in Visions of N'Zoth and players will be able to earn a title and a mount!
      New Mythic Season 4 Achievements & Rewards Quaking Affix Changes New Mounts
      As usual, with every content update, multiple mounts are coming with placeholder descriptions, sources, and whatnot.
      Alpaca Mounts - Presumably, new reputation mounts available for purchase at Exalted. Chalcedony Cloud Serpent - A new recolor of the existing serpent, possibly tied to the Assault on Vale. N'Zoth Serpent - New Stormsong Valley Rare Mount from the Adherent of the Abyss. Aqir Flying Mount Ahead of the Curve N'Zoth Mount: Uncorrupted Voidwing Mythic N'Zoth Mount (Ny'alotha Allseer), Glory of the Ny'alotha Raider (Wriggling Parasite) Island Expedition Vendors
      In Patch 8.3, you will be able to purchase Island-specific and Invasion-specific crates for Dubloons.
      New Dubloon Vendors Selling Island Expedition and Invasion Crates 3 New World Bosses
      Blizzard is adding three new world bosses to the game, which drop item level 445 loot.
      New World Bosses in Visions of N'Zoth Miscellaneous
      Other minor things planned for Patch 8.3 include:
      A new PvP event where players can serve N'Zoth, similar to Talon's Vengeance. Heroic difficulty for the Darkshore Warfront. Division of Operation: Mechagon into two wings, each with Heroic and Mythic Keystone difficulties. Darkmoon Arcade, allowing you to play your favorite mini-games at the Darkmoon Faire. Deepwind Gorge updated to be a capture point map. New Battle Pets and Pet Battle Dungeon - Blackrock Depths. New Story Quests: Rise of N'Zoth ...and more! We'll be periodically updating this hub with more details!
      Vision of N'zoth is the final major content patch of BfA, and here's our hub with everything you need to know.
    • By Stan
      In this week's 8.3 PTR build, five new Corrupted weapons have been added to the game.
      These include:
      Devastation's Hour (2H-Sword); Qwor N'lyeth (Polearm); Shard of the Black Empire (1H-Dagger); Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity (1H-Sword); Unguent Caress (Fist Weapon). Corrupted Weapons in Patch 8.3
      Certain weapons from Ny'alotha come with a static +25 Corruption Stat Increase and Benthic-like effects. You can learn more about the Corrupted Items System in our preview.
      Weapon Effect Description An'zig Vra Devour Vitality Your autoattacks bite into the target's soul, dealing 2% of your health in damage and healing you for that amount. Devastation's Hour Twilight Devastation Your attacks have a chance to trigger a beam of Twilight Devastation, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all enemies in front of you.
      Eyestalk of Il'gynoth Ineffable Truth Your Spells and Abilities have a chance to show you the Ineffable Truth, increasing the rate your cooldowns recover by 20% for 12 sec. Faralos, Empire's Dream Searing Flames Your damaging abilities build stacks of Searing Flames. When you reach 30 stacks, exhale a Searing Breath, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all targets in front of you. Mar'kowa, the Mindpiercer Flash of Insight Your mind's true potential is unlocked, causing your spells to grant you flashes of insight. Gain between 1% and 8% Intellect at all times. Qwor N'lyeth Echoing Void Your damaging abilities build the Echoing Void. Each time it builds, Echoing Void has a chance to collapse, dealing 1% of your Health as Shadow damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec until no stacks remain. Shard of the Black Empire Twisted Appendage Your attacks have a chance to spawn a tentacle which Mind Flays your target for [ 3,110 + 25% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage every second for 10 sec. Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity Infinite Stars Your spells and abilities have a chance to strike a nearby enemy with an Infinite Star, dealing [ 60% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage and increasing their damage taken from your Infinite Stars by 25%, stacking up to 10 times. Sk'shuul Vaz Obsidian Skin Gain Obsidian Skin, increasing your Armor by 5%. Every 100% of your Max Health lost, explode with Obsidian Destruction, dealing Shadow damage equal to 1,000% of your Armor to all enemies within 20 yds. Unguent Caress Lash of the Void Your attacks have a chance to lash your target with a living tentacle, dealing [ 30% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage and snaring them by 30% for 6 sec. Vorzz Yoq'al Void Ritual Gain Void Ritual, giving your spells and abilities a chance to increase all secondary stats by 10 every sec for 20 sec. This chance is increased if at least 2 nearby allies also have Void Ritual. Whispering Eldritch Bow Whispered Truths Your auto-shots reduce the remaining cooldown of a random Hunter ability by 1.0 sec. Check out our Visions of N'Zoth Hub for the latest Patch 8.3 news!
    • By Stan
      Wrathion will be selling three items in Patch 8.3 that you can purchase with the new currencies.

      Once you complete the introductory questline for Horrific Visions you can talk to Wrathion in the Chamber of Heart and buy the following items:
      Vessel of Horrific Visions for 1,000 Coalescing Visions. The item is required to enter Horrific Visions. Gouged Eye of N'Zoth for 25,000 Corrupted Mementos. The item can be used to add a socket to an item of your choice which currently does not have one. Wicked Swarmer (Aqir mount) for 100,000 Corrupted Mementos. Note that the cost of items is not final and may change at any time.

      Check out our Patch 8.3 Content Hub for the latest news!
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