I know. This horse is dead, but I felt the need to put down something clear and concise for folks to understand the reasoning behind not bringing back the Mage Tower. The other thread just became a chore. In summary:
- The exclusivity.
Players that earned it during the advertised period were given to believe that the appearance would be exclusive and unobtainable after the Mage Tower was gone. We all feel jealous way when we see something else cool (e.g. White Raptor) but we must accept it and leave it be.
- Other forms.
While there are lots of cool forms available I feel we can all agree that new forms with different skeletons should be added. (e.g. ManCat from WoD).
- The slippery slope.
Bringing back one thing like the Mage Tower forms means you bring back the entire Mage Tower and other class appearances back to be earned. I highly doubt Blizzard is going to do that, and if you’re in any doubt of how players feel put a poll in the field (general chat) to get an inkling of how players feel. I guarantee they’re not so civil as us druids are.
- The slippery slope v2.
Yes. Going down this path they would need to make other limited time appearances and items obtainable. Imagine the Darkspear Troll toy, the original Haunted Memento, the original striped Tiger Mount all coming back. It won’t happen.
- The Challenge.
It may have been easier later, but it was a challenge for some. It’s unfair that some of you try to trivialize this by making it seem like it was easy for everyone that earned it. You do you and be on your way.
- Mechanics don’t support the return of the challenge.
Most of you argue that you want the ‘challenge’ part of it back. The thing is that they wouldn’t be able to make the challenge identical to how it was then. The only exception might be if they bring something back with Legion timewalking, but then point #1 nullifies every argument anyway.
- Alternate skin colours
I see this being mentioned quite a bit, and I’m fairly certain that people don’t care about the colour variations, but the actual skeleton ‘werebear’ as they call it. Proposing it return as a different colour variation is pointless seeing as the actual skeleton is what is coveted (and exclusive), going back to #1.
The “I don’t mind”
I see folks in both camps claiming this. For e.g. people who don’t have the skin say they think it should be kept exclusive. Folks who have it also say that they don’t mind it being brought back. These two cancel each other out and this point should be laid to rest, but I’m mentioning it here for what it’s worth.
I’m fairly certain that any argument FOR can be quashed with these points, failing which we can simply fall back on #1. The bottom line is that it IS okay for a game to have rewards in a limited capacity and it’s okay that some of us will never be able to obtain them now.
We don’t need to have every single thing. Use your efforts and voices to advocate for NEW forms. Get on the same side and we’ll be stronger.
PS. I’ll be watching the thread, but not responding as there won’t be anything worth replying to, unless Hruuken deems it worthy. The post covers everything, but feel free to discuss and PLEASE be civil.