|Original screenie, circa sometime pre-Cataclysm.|
This mount has been the subject of some discussion over the last few days. I'm with Mark on this one, these babies really need to have their AQ-only restrictions removed so that everyone can zoom around on them and people like me won't feel the need to waste our life trying to get the Blue One from Archaeology. This shared irkness of Vanilla riding restrictions started me off on a bit of a tangent: which bits of the gaming experience would I like to see changed for Warlords? Not biggies on this list, I should add, I'm not considering massive upheaval here after all. These would form part of my Quality of Life wishlist: the little things that continue to irk me that really can't be THAT difficult to change, right?
So, if we take AQ Mounts as Standard as #1, what else should be on the table?
#2: Sort Fishing Out.
|No, we just don't mean the Rep ^^|
There is a ridiculous amount of paraphernalia now associated with fishing. Hats, a selection of rods... and all of these take up bag space. Each of these has a different + to skill too, and frankly it's a bit dumb. I suspect this range of items won't get dealt with in the bank storage reorganisation, and I think we need a way of standardising everything in one place, so it could well be time for a Fishing 'interface' that allows you to, amongst other things, not to need to have your +skill rods in your bags when you work. In fact, if this interface listed all the +skill items you had, it would replace the simple twig and twine that appears when you fish without an equipped rod with one of the many you own in your Custom Fishing interface. That means you could own all of the rods in all of the sizes, the game would randomise the ones you used and the hats you wore, and you just got on with it.
This would also reduce instances of people doing entire LFR's with Fishing Hats on. YES IT HAPPENS.
#3: One Central Bank/Stash Per Account.
|One Stash to rule them all :D|
I waste inordinate amounts of time in-game swapping stuff from character to character. I am sure all this mailing slows the game down to boot, although obviously I can't prove this there is always the chance I'll send something to the wrong person and never see it again. When you've spent 20k on a recipe and you end up sending it to someone who (you think has deliberately) has made a character to almost match your name but they're one letter different... oh, not that's just perfectly normal paranoia talking. Anyway, if I had a central bank 'stash' for my account, none of this would happen. It would have solved the cross-server heirlooms issue at a stroke... infact, if they can do that now, maybe there's hope a per-account stash might not be too far off. The number of ways this would make my life easier... seriously, there's just so many, they're not funny. SORT IT OUT BLIZZARD.
#4: A Better Mogging Solution.
|Yet to find a doable purple mog I like in Mail.|
I love Mogging, I really do, but the biggest issue now is time, yet again. Having to farm things is great and everything, but having to do it on one character at a time when I already own things is, frankly, a bit depressing. Let's take these black trousers on P, for instance, which no longer exist in game to begin with any more, and I'd like to use them on my other Hunters. I believe the D3 Expansion will have a system which will allow you to mog any item assuming you've found it in the World (I don't mind picking everything up) and really, this ought to happen in Warcraft too: so when one person on an account discovers something, EVERYONE ELSE GETS ACCESS. Think of the bagspace we'd save as well. Oh my Word, THE BANKSPACE :O
#5: Better Item Labelling.
|Yeah and more than 20 cloth per stack :P|
I know I keep throwing around the 'been here for almost a decade' card with reckless abandon, but it really is becoming an issue. Remembering which raw materials match each Expansion can be hard work, and if like me you like to retain a stack of the old things it would really help if not only stuff stacked in larger piles, but you knew if it was still any use. It used to be that grey was the indicator but there are now so many things that we don't need in the world but still drop because it takes time to clean up loot tables... hey Blizzard, if you need someone to sit with the database and tick off what we don't need I'll do it, for free, because it annoys me that much now that some items exist without being required, or conversely are listed in recipes but are virtually impossible to locate. Yes I KNOW WHY YOU DID THAT INITIALLY but it's now, like six years later, and I wanna mog with these! I am aware Blizzard have flagged the 'stacking shizzle in bigger piles' issue with a slide at Blizzcon (that's progress!) but really, that's not going far enough. There's so much else you could do. Stack Ichor of Undeath to 200 like you do with all the other Elemental shizzle and I WILL love you long time. No, really.
You will no doubt have your own (to the comments with you!) but those are the five that bother me the most. I'm pretty easily pleased, I think... I just wonder how much of what I'd like see changed will come to pass as a feasible reality. I keep hoping I'll not have long to wait to find out...