Soar speed nerfed by 30%

Vynesttra perfectly reflects how many of us feel about this change:


Blizzard I read your reasoning and I fail to see how Soar’s original speed entailed any advantage whatsoever. It’s old content we’re talking about, not new current endgame. Druids can instantly fly and herb and have increased speed in instances, Mages can cast teleport/portal spells, Humans always reach first to Exalted compared to the rest of the races - so many races and classes have racials or spells that increase their speed or game time productivity.

Also, we have been asking for a cooldown reduction ever since we learned about this racial and you not only ignore it, but also reduce its maximum speed.

Can you please remove the cooldown entirely if you are not going to backtrack? We want to freely fly with our dragons.

Link to the original blue post:

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They did, it’s just not what you wanted.

Plus, maybe it would be a fine opportunity to try to learn why they did it? Instead of acting like they ruined it? More over, why does it have to either be “the greatest thing ever made” or else “it’s completely worthless” extremes here?

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I’ll accept the speed nerf if they lower the CD.

640% is still fast AF.

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Saw this nerf coming a mile away. Kinda predictable.

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Their inability to understand that folks are having fun with this damn dragon race has left me flabbergasted.

“Wow folks are having A LOT OF FUN. BETTER NERF IT”

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Can the server even draw terrain in that quickly?

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People were tracking soar to be twice as fast as flying mounts, is this actually a nerf?

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Reducing the speed, fine, but not including a CD reduction along with that?
That’s just wrong…

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So, you can still travel faster than everyone else but you’re upset it’s not twice as fast anymore? Did I get that right?

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Typical blizz, nerfing UNWANTED things because “FUN DETECTED”.

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If we’re comparing Soar to current max flight speed, Dracthyr travel twice as fast even with the nerf.

Before they were three times as fast.

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Now add a 5 minute cooldown in between summoning mounts since they want it to be on par with soar lol

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Yes because it’s something they can easily just give everyone with letting folks use their Dragonriding on Azeroth.

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Fun Detected™.

This (along with the extra lag added to dragon riding) is probably the single most telling change that their new “philosophy” is drying up before it ever takes root.

They should have removed the cooldown. Going the other direction makes zero sense.

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And the changes begin :smiling_imp:
Come launch time the thing people liked the most is gonna be one annoying experience
:laughing:

Blizzard working as intended lol

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I’m upset they nerfed the speed without touching its CD

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God. So many whiny children.
930 is VERY fast and you know it. Stop crying.

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That’s the normal speed you’ll fly at with Dragonriding (930)

If Soar at least had a reduced CD along with this nerf, fine, I’d accept that, but no! CD is still 5 freaking minutes what the heck

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The whole, entire point is for soar to be able to be used as a travel option. That’s the entire appeal.

Having a cooldown or being slower means it immediately goes into the RP bucket like the monk cloud. It’s stupid.

It’s a stupid change.

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These are two separate issues.

The weight/lag they added to dragon riding is terrible and should be removed.

The soar racial ability is too OP as it’s usable in old world. It’s still twice as fast as flying mount and should absolutely not have the cooldown lowered.