Blizzard Who Hurt You? - Soar Nerf

So what was the nerf even for? Chromie Time? Ffs.

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They gave a hogwash response that they had too much of an advantage. While ignoring the 5m CD. Ignoring that it is momentum based (requires a high peak) to even gain crazy speeds. Ignoring portals exist. Ignoring general flying mounts exist…

It goes on. The nerfs are unwarranted.

We can entertain their response, but then we have to ask, ok well what advantage do they get in outdated content?

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“The result is that Dracthyr have a drastic efficiency advantage over characters of other races when doing non-Dragon Isles content, whether that’s Chromie Time quests, clearing old raids for transmog, pet battling, etc.”

That was the reasoning they gave.

Y e a h.

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Thats so stupid. If you want to just make it not outright better than having epic flight – just remove the 5m cooldown. The cooldown is so dumb on top of it.

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It’s pure hogwash.

I have a hellva advantage being a warrior for transmog. I can collect every weapon type LOL

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They were already in line with everyone else. I have 20 portals just in my bags alone to take me across the game and im not an engineer so im missing a good chunk of the available portals. Not to mention getting any place of importance is extremely easy with just the portals in the main citys alone. If people are using Soar as their main means of getting around it’s only because of the fun aspect of it or don’t know any better. It still will fall under a less practical way of getting around even at 900% w/e speed. And it also still has a ridiculously dumb CD on it.

And any place that does not have a fast means of getting to with a portal at or close by we all just end up using a FP and tabing out anyways till we land.

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Everything else besides the Chromie Time argument is just dumb. If they dont want people to speed through Chromie Time – just disable it during it rather than outright nerfing it.

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You would think that would be their go to, but surprise, they went in the opposite direction.

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No, the Chromie Time argument is still dumb.

Dracthyr already basically start at level 60, so it’s not like they get a leveling advantage.

At best, they get a handful of quest-related achievements slightly faster.

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Classic Blizzard…I guess this terrible change was a good thing, I was starting to get on the hype train…not anymore

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I know this isnt player power related but this kind of change reminds me SO MUCH of the arrogance and ignorance of Azerite Armor and Covenant locking and Conduit energy.

I am worried going forward, very worried.

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I am going to guess that locking a racial out in Chromie Time is harder to do.

Then whats the point? 30% isnt horrid, but the reasoning is so dumb. If its so advantageous – then just buff flying speed to not be 2x slower.

Its just so nitpicky for no reason – whats the harm of someone doing old content faster other things?

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Could just add a debuff purely for Dracthyr in the instance if it requires a strict workaround.

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An excellent question.

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Just add Dragon Riding to Azeroth. It’s going to accoutwide anyways. Who cares if the Drathyr have fun in the prepatch.

Just have folks Dragons glide fast like Soar does while in Azeroth.

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My only complaint with Soar is the cooldown. 5 is way too long. 2 seems more reasonable.

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Yo forget that noise, it shouldn’t have a CD at all.

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I agree with that as well, but Blizzard is unlikely to do that just yet… perhaps in the future but it’s not likely so soon.

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Seeing that their response to a heavily praised system they’re introducing was the nerf it…it’s likely to not get much.

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Which is unfortunate, but this is something that will be complained about for ages to come, so it could be those few things they cave to.

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