So very, very happy it’s account wide. (Though I may still get an alt through the requirements on another faction just by playing my alts) Good choice here imo. I like having the feeling of unlocking something major like new races for all the rep grinding I’ve done this expac.
Why are Loch Modan, Wetlands, Westfall, and Duskwood quests becoming feats of strength?Also how does this affect Horde characters who have loremaster of eastern kingdoms achievement?
Why are they pulling this rep garbage again? People don't want it, it makes no sense; I can somewhat understand the Nightborne questline because that's at least a QUESTLINE and not mindless grinding of some unrelated rep that has barely anything to do with the race to exalted through the 4 dailies that spawn (Argussian reach).Y'all arguing that it's so easy cause you've been playing since launch look like fools. How is that even relevant? We need new players in the game, casual people that got excited about the new races and will keep the game afloat. They sure won't come and stay if they're told that to play that cool elf they need to grind to 110 as something else and then spend weeks farming some trash in Argus like it's 2005. That this option was even considered doesn't bode well for future WoW mechanics because it's mindless, tedious and unwanted and should have stayed far, far in the past. It's not "hardcore", it doesn't make you a better player, it's just not fun.If I was a new player and was told that to play some new cool race I would have to do all this boring, unfun stuff, I would not buy the game. I'm not pulling this outta nowhere either, that's exactly how I decided with FFXIV. If the Au Ra unlock was locked behind weeks and weeks of not even story-related stuff, but just repetitive grinding, I would've never bought the game.
Already got the exalted reps that I care about, but I don't think Blizz has really thought this through. Let's say somebody who quit in Cataclysm sees BfA once it launches, with all these cool new races, and comes back to the game. Want to play with your old WoW friends in BfA? Nope, better get to grinding that rep in old content for a month or so!Really hoping they'll change this before the launch.
I'm fine with them requiring exalted with the factions honestly. If you have done the questlines for the Nightfallen, Army of the Light, Highmountain Tribes, and Argussian Reach, you should be at the very least Honored. I assume we will have about a year, maybe a little less, before Battle for Azeroth, and by then almost everyone should be Exalted.It also makes sense through a story perspective, these allied races wouldn't be able to join our factions if we did not take care of their problems first, and the individual quest/scenario you go through to unlock them has you treated as the ambassador from your faction, based on the fact you had helped them prior.As a new player, you will have never met these new races. It wouldn't make sense for you to randomly be told how the Army of the Light was so inspired by you, or how the Highmountain Tribes thank you for once again saving their mountain. This gives an incentive to go back and do older content.Which is a good thing in my opinion, too many of the old zones become ghost-towns as WoW races to sweep us up into new zones and cities. Additionally, new players who are at least 100 can instantly go do the Highmountain storyline. Players who reach 110 can instantly, without completing any other pre-requisites, adventure off and do the Suramar storyline or the Argus storyline. This is not as strenuous as a requirement as it may seem. You can easily go through the quests, reach Honored, and then run the corresponding dungeons which give reputation per boss, and do emissaries. If you want something, if you really like the new allied races, then you'll take time to actually play through their story.How can I trust you to be a vanguard of the Light, when you scoff at their army?How would you be able to know the burden of arcane hunger, if those who suffered most from it you refused to help?How could you honor yourself in ancestral armor and tradition, if those traditions were still in jeopardy? How will you understand the grave significance of encroaching darkness, if you were not there to witness its breach?
Has there been an indication when they are opening the extra slots? My Horde Server already has 12 toons lol.
Look, I'm not complaining about the rep grind, but it could've been handled better. For example, they could've dropped the required reputation to Revered instead of Exalted. Reputation grind is not fun, and never was. I haven't played WoW since Cata, I only came back to it this summer. In that time, I unlocked Broken Isles flying and I didn't complain because it was the RECENT expansion and I was spending a lot of time there anyway, so I could work on Pathfinder Pt 1 and 2 basically while doing all the other stuff. I don't see why it shouldn't be enough to hit Revered and have the quest achievements instead of Exalted, which takes about 2x times longer to reach than Revered.Look, the Argus reputations are much grindier than the Highmountain and Nightfallen reputations. Highmountain is fast bc you can start building rep before you even reach 110 through the Questline, by the end of it you should already be honored. Their emissary quests also show up more often than Argus reputation emissary quests. Nightfallen is really fast bc many of their WQs have a nice amount of rep and you can do Withered Army training every 3 days. Army of the Light is gonna be easier than Argussian Reach bc they have more WQs open at a time, also at the end of the Argus storyline you're Honored with them. You're just Friendly with Argussian Reach at the end of the Argus storyline. Argus factions are gonna be grindier than Highmountain and Nightfallen. Especially for players who are coming back just now or for BfA. I mean I will work on it, but it won't be fun for me, and I'd rather spent the time with leveling up my alts and playing with my best friend who just came back to WoW ...