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#1 - 2011/01/15 11:04:00 PM
I'm just wanting to bring to light how frustrating it is going up against a druid tauren in flight form. Not only can they loot herbs in flight form, but also do it at lightning speed. I think they should just remove the speed looting from racial and put it into the actual skill itself. Its highly unreasonable that the race can get 15+ skill and the fast looting when other races in alliance only get the skill(apart from skinning but the creature is bound to the person). Having the racial talents they have without it would still overpower alot of the alliance's racial talents. Hope people that read this feel the same.

Thanks for reading,

Cimmy

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#31 - 2011/02/15 09:28:43 AM
We see that some feel Tauren herbalists are overpowered. We understand the frustration when someone else gets to a herb before you. We know that it can seem worse if they can also gather it faster than you, because of their racial ability. We've got herbalists ourselves and we do empathise.

But we didn't feel that +15 Herbalism skill was really good enough for Taurens and we wanted them to have something a bit more useful, especially once they've reached the cap. They've got a 0.5 second advantage on other herbalists, and while yes that can be an advantage we are relatively satisfied with how it is at the moment.

Yes, sometimes it can seem like they swoop out of nowhere and take the herb before you've even seen them flying in. But that's more to do with how the game client deals with very fast moving flying mounts than anything else. It's probably quite likely both players saw the herb at about the same time and the Tauren just got in quicker. It's the same kind of thing for Worgen and skinning, though herbs are often more hotly contested.

Though we do hear the feedback and have taken it into consideration, we wanted to make Cultivation a bit more interesting and useful and we feel we've achieved that. So we do not, at this time, have any plans to alter this racial ability.

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#72 - 2011/02/16 09:22:00 AM
Well my own herbalist isn't Tauren, otherwise I would have caught that. But still, the response from our developers is really more focused on the idea that the advantage is not being seen to be significant enough. We've got the statistics and we see loads of non-Taurens successfully collecting loads of herbs every day and if we felt not enough non-Taurens were doing so, we might be more up for reviewing it further.
And it's not a 0.5 sec advantage! It's a 0,5 sec cast which is like instant?.