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The True Endboss of Dragonflight Is... Trees?

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Dragonriding has been extremely well received, and is probably one of the best additions to WoW since its launch, with players flying around and enjoying themselves immensely. However, with new highs must come new lows as well, and a new villain has shown their face (and it's not just the fact that dragonriding doesn't work outside the Dragon Isles). Forget elevator bosses, we have a brand new environmental hazard that's out to get us!

That last turn to the camera is especially great.

This seems to be a pretty wide-spread "problem", as the community is having some fun with it.


Have you had any tree problems or have one specific tree-nemesis you keep running into?

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45 minutes ago, Starym said:

Have you had any tree problems or have one specific tree-nemesis you keep running into?

Not that, but mountains and rocks, which i blindly fly into because i spotted an ore. I hit them so hard that One Punch Man is a joke in this case, because game dc's me.

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26 minutes ago, Baharok said:

Not that, but mountains and rocks, which i blindly fly into because i spotted an ore.

Yep. It feels like sometimes dragonriding is too fast and the game can't load quick enough to keep up. Several times I've crashed so hard into a mining node that I clip halfway into the ground and have to hearth to get free.

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29 minutes ago, Brightamethyst said:

Yep. It feels like sometimes dragonriding is too fast and the game can't load quick enough to keep up. Several times I've crashed so hard into a mining node that I clip halfway into the ground and have to hearth to get free.

Like Icarus, we fly too close to the... well mountain or ore in this case.

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I both enjoy and dislike dragonriding. I still prefer regular flying mounts because I never have to worry about vigor to recharge for long distance or if I mess up(Yeah yeah don't mess up fivehead) even though I would likely get my destination faster even with the waiting

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It might be a nice idea to run an article on how people with certain disabilities find dragon riding virtually impossible. Poor reflexes, arthritis in the hands, poor memory, muscle memory, tremors in hands, plus many other  disabilities and conditions are making it impossible to complete dragon riding quests leaving us effectively stuck and unable to progress through the game!

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3 hours ago, Ajukes said:

It might be a nice idea to run an article on how people with certain disabilities find dragon riding virtually impossible. Poor reflexes, arthritis in the hands, poor memory, muscle memory, tremors in hands, plus many other  disabilities and conditions are making it impossible to complete dragon riding quests leaving us effectively stuck and unable to progress through the game!

Er, how do you manage to play the game normally then?

Basic DR doesn't add any more difficulty than basic rotation in combat.

You literally would never develop a game every if you based everything on the lowest denominator.

Sometimes, not everyone can do everything. I'd love to play Overwatch, but I can't (or any FPS), motion sickness makes it impossible and I puke. But I do not expect those games to be removed or neutered because of me. Some things just unfortunate.

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14 hours ago, ArktiqSloth said:

Either trees, or WoW's anti-cheat that keeps disconnecting people when they take off.

Yeah, the broken anti-cheat system is the true end boss. The trees are at least avoidable, but when Blizzard decides that you are going too fast, either taking off, landing or simply just flying, when they literally designed the dragonriding system for you to go fast, and then keep disconnecting you over and over and over every time you log back in, now that's a hard boss to beat.

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I actually had an issue while doing my Advanced courses and getting my Isle Racer title, I went so fast the game DC’d me.

It proceeded to throw me into an infinite loading screen, so I alt F4’d only to then have by Bnet launcher get stuck with an update saying initializing then eventually waiting for another update when none was downloading.

It eventually fixed itself.

tldr; broke the speed of the internet on my dragon and got put in timeout.

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21 hours ago, Baharok said:

Not that, but mountains and rocks, which i blindly fly into because i spotted an ore. I hit them so hard that One Punch Man is a joke in this case, because game dc's me.

Had some dcs during dragonriding as well, but sometimes I would get a dc just for quickly restarting a dragon race.

5 hours ago, Boothyp said:

Sometimes, not everyone can do everything. I'd love to play Overwatch, but I can't (or any FPS), motion sickness makes it impossible and I puke. But I do not expect those games to be removed or neutered because of me. Some things just unfortunate.

It depends, in some cases accessibility can be improved without making it too easy.

Anyway, I still have rather mixed opinion about dragon riding. It can be convenient because it allows higher speed in several situations, but on the other hand it requires waiting for vigor to refill if I just want to get somewhere higher. Besides, purely cosmetic, but I liked to use flying discs and mechs, riding a dragon is just too "standard" for me, but these machines would look silly if they implemented dragon riding mechanics to every mount. And of course, no way to afk somewhere in the air, which I used to do or flying somewhere semi-afk while barely looking.

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2 hours ago, Arcling said:

Besides, purely cosmetic, but I liked to use flying discs and mechs, riding a dragon is just too "standard" for me

This is honestly one of the biggest problems. There's so little variety. Literally hundreds of flying mounts in the game and every single player is now limited to using the same four. You'd think they could at least have made all the existing dragon and dragon-like (cloud serpents, etc) mounts work with Dragonriding.

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My suggestion to anyone having problems with trees its to zoom in until you are in first person view and do your races like that. It makes watching obstacles ahead of you easier because you don't have your character model in the middle. And overall feels cooler too, it might give a bit of motion sickness at the beggining but once you get used to first person view dragon raceing you wont use 3rd person view again trust me

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19 hours ago, Brightamethyst said:

This is honestly one of the biggest problems. There's so little variety. Literally hundreds of flying mounts in the game and every single player is now limited to using the same four. You'd think they could at least have made all the existing dragon and dragon-like (cloud serpents, etc) mounts work with Dragonriding.

Serpents are probably more difficult to adapt due to their model and not having wings.

As for lack of visual variety, even most of dragon customizations are rather lackluster. Some different horns that are barely noticeable on another player, skin color change is most noticeable, plus there are several elements that I will never use because they look out of place (some random tuft of hair or fish fins, this just doesn't look good on a dragon).

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