- 2011/01/28 09:36:53 PM
There are class trainers and auction houses in Shattrath now.
That's nice that trainers and auction houses are in those cities now, as they should have been all along; but that presupposes that the primary reason players used portals was for those two things, when that is not the case.
Listen here city slicker, ridin' into town with yer silver tongue ready to make ginger water flow from the wells! I reckon you got them words from the back of a soap box cause I ain't never herd them afore, and I ain't never seen soap neither! HEE HEEEE!!
I have said it elsewhere and will say it here as well: removing the portals was not a wise decision because it disregarded how game flow is being utilized by a significant portion of the vast variety of players, and especially players who frequently farm for herbs, skins and ore that are not available in other places.
That's not a bad thing. We should have portals so people who want to farm up materials can do so more easily? No, that's ok.
It doesn't even take into account that some opt to switch crafts, which are now even more time consuming than ever because of the convenience having been taken away, and how I'm not likely to help someone lower in level when getting there is arduous.
I don't understand your meaning. So you're 85 and decide to drop something and pick up herbing. You herb up to skill level with the Azeroth 1-60 areas, head into outland and herb there, fly out and head up to Northrend, herb there, then hit Stormwind/Org for portals to Cataclysm areas.
Are you saying the single flight to the dark portal, and then the single flight back out to a boat ride to Northrend is arduous?
What's more, nothing prevents anyone who wants to from taking the "scenic" route if they wish to do so; but when this impedes many others ---for no justifiable reason when considered in its proper context--- it does nothing to reinforce what used to be reasonable and fun.
I may not be a smart man but... wuh?
Now we have lag-choked cities and nearly empty ones, an unequal compromise and sad situation, to say the least.
*Now* we do? That has always been the case sir.