Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

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Torta
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Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Torta » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:35 pm

Greetings!

When we first introduced Hardcore Mode, we were so excited to see our players earn the coveted title of “Immortal” that we added the most epic mount we could find — one that is pretty immersion-breaking in an Azeroth without flying mounts. A dragon with broken wings.

So, we’re considering replacing the Armored Azure Drake with an equally fantastic but more lore-friendly model.

We're discussing alternative models, but as a server who is first and foremost community-focused, we want your input!

Comment below with feedback you have on this change. Do you like it or dislike it? If you do like it, do you have any suggestions for a replacement mount? We’ll take all of your feedback into consideration and will decide the replacement, if any, depending on your input.

Sidwar
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Sidwar » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:41 pm

Maybe get one free mount from turtle shop? and player is free to choose

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Masterbird1
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Masterbird1 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:42 pm

The Headless Horsemans Mount would be interesting. Sidaw's Suggestion is a good one too

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Crommush
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Crommush » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:45 pm

How about a Goblin shredder?
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I mean the vanilla ones, not the overdesigned MoP/WoD ones.
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Kerenis
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Post by Kerenis » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:45 pm

Im going with Sidwar. Let the players chose from the shop. Right now, HC rewards are pretty meh considering the effort made, this would encourage more players into HC

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Torta
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Torta » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:50 pm

Alternatively, I'd suggest this one: Image

Eblolom
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Eblolom » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:51 pm

Maybe make a "mount" but instead of mount character would look like he's sprinting at 100% speed?
Or flying like priest's levitation.
Call it like Immortal's Determination

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Aszura
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Aszura » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:55 pm

500 turtle token so the player can choose what they want
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And add/port more mounts to the shop
(Also ingame ofc)
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Crommush
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Crommush » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:56 pm

Another suggestion I have in mind is Spectral Steed for the Alliance
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And Spectral Wolf for Hordies?
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Thol
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Thol » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:00 pm

Siege Torta:
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Kashya
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Kashya » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:00 pm

Maybe a passenger mount of some kind!

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Qvberzelt
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Qvberzelt » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:01 pm

I don't well what do you want to mean with a lore-friendly model, but we're on turtle wow, maybe as Immortal, instead to get this mount freely, we can do an unique quest to get it.

So, a turtle. Again ? Yes and no. It's maybe MoP, but it's still ok to no break immersion, to me. By the way, a quest with Torta, again ? Why not or his distant's family, ah-ah.

https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Turtle_mounts

People'll want a badass one, turtles like those are really something, wut, and it's for both : Alliance & Horde, no one is jealous or maybe get a turtle more like for Horde and another for Alliance. What do you think ?
Characters: Shendelzare - Agnishikha

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Bainville
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Bainville » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:03 pm

I think the Dragon Turtle mounts from Mist of Pandaria would make a fine addition to the server, it's a really cool mount which model is never used on retail because it's non-flying.

Also, it would perfectly fit with the Server name ! There are several of them with different coulours to choose from.

https://www.wowhead.com/item=87801/rein ... gon-turtle

Phoenixphire
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Phoenixphire » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:04 pm

Though I agree with removing the drake as the reward, I think people who have gotten it should get to keep it. (I have not gotten 60 in HC yet but play it regularly so not biased.)

Edit:

Please don't make it another turtle mount, while they are fun and silly I don't think its the best reward for such a long and difficult challenge.

Entrix
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Post by Entrix » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:05 pm


Dopp
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Dopp » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:07 pm

Standard Ironman: https://www.warcraftmounts.com/mount.php?mountid=747
Ironman with Glyph of the Turtle, Exhaustion and War: https://www.warcraftmounts.com/mount.php?mountid=257

Pterop
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Pterop » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:16 pm

+1 Fiery Warhorse, it looks great

Xgdragon
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Xgdragon » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:22 pm

A special mount fit for the race of the character.

NE -> frostsaber-type mount
Orc -> wolf-type mount

Don't know where you would get the assets, but its neat if you can get a race-specific mount.

Melg
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Melg » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:23 pm

I think it should have a few properites:
1) should be obtained only by hardcore challenge and not with other methods
2) be visible and stand out from other mounts
3) be universal (meaning: good looking with all races from smallest of gnomes to the biggest of taurens).
4) be lore friendly and grounded in vanila wow reallity
5) be connected with turtle wow realm identity
6) be connected with idea of immortallity itself
7) don't interfere (or be lookalike) with class specific mounts/race specific mount

In that sense The Headless Horsemans mount is okay one, there is tradeof: from one standpoint it's connected with immortality idea and it looks unique, but on the other hand it's kinda clash with warlock/undead theme and don"t have this kind of visibility presence which Armored Azure Drake had.

Armored battle tortuga is nice idea in that regard - it's themed around realm idea itself, it looks unique (and should be different from default speedy torta from quest. And it's kinda immortal because they have looong lifespan, and immortallity is about not dying, and not about ressurecting from dead or be undead sad_turtle On the other hand - there is already half of server of tortugas, and it would be more fitting slow&steady idea.

There is another topic: some of immortals maybe already stick to their Azure Drakes and love them, and this change, can somewhat make them unhappy.

For me personally for example one of reasons to do this challenge were to get this mount because i like it's animation, it has some tactical advantages for av pvp in misdirection other faction players as rogue, and i like blue theme of mount itself and combined with safe fall effect you get cool looking, almost flying animation sad_turtle_head But as i'm playing undead anyway The Headless Horsemans would fit me perfect.
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Asegunhild
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Re: Armored Azure Drake and other dragons...

Post by Asegunhild » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:23 pm

Moose mount.
Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooose
https://www.warcraftmounts.com/mount.php?mountid=708

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