All this game has turned into is "everyone gets a trophy for showing up". There are already way too many mounts that are practically given away as is. I'm not saying it is wrong to give the equipment slot to every mount you have. I will say it will be nice to choose different mounts and not be "obligated" to use just one. I'm going with, I spent time and effort to get that mount and am perfectly fine with it being limited to only water walking. What about the mounts people can change into to carry other people (Obsidian, sandstone drake etc....)? Are they going to be able to have these abilities, or are you going to get ganked on that ability also.I'm having to seriously think of any reason to continue playing this game at all. I've been playing this game since early vanilla and have seen so much just flat out removed over the years that have taken real effort to obtain. So no, the waterstrider is not the reason, it's the breaking point.I hope every new person that is handed their trophy for participation stays around for a long time (won't happen). Just one more trick to keep people playing or starting to play.Oh, by the way "God, can you please remove water walking from all of the real striders on the planet, it seems they should not have it"?
This system would be perfect if we could equip different items on different mounts, and have them be acc bound.
All they literally had to do was come up with some other water walking mounts.
They seriously need to take warter striding out of its name, or rename it to "Water Strider But Don't Forget Your Inflatable Mount Shoes", OR give me the option to delete mounts.
They must let flying at the beginning of the expansion because having so many flying mounts without ability to use them at 100% is bull****.
If there's no herbing equipment and I'm still forced to use my shredder mount this will be completely pointless.
This is a good change, as we're finally unbound from, the ugly strider for a WW choice.I'm surprised the strider wasn't nerfed years ago.
>Also, just out of curiosity, how often would you estimate that you have you used the water strider mount in the 6+ years it’s been available?Every single expansion - on every single alt until I can unlock flying. In zones that there is no fling it is still my default mount.
DK main: /cast Path of Frost"Whats a water strider?" :^)
As someone who's had the Water Strider since it was released in MoP, I fully support this change. I've never - not once - felt like the Water Strider was mandatory or compulsory to use in any situation other than when I needed to cross water, and have always simply switched mounts to do so when needed.As far as the removal of the water walking ability in lieu of equipment, I'm all for it. Gold isn't hard to come by and the equipment likely won't be expensive, and I have no problems paying for it when I can apply it to any mount instead of just the Water Strider. As it stands, it's the only equipment I'll use anyway (not much need personally for the parachute, and daze doesn't bother me enough to bother).I don't feel punished by this. I'm glad they're doing it because people have been asking for something like this for years. While I wholeheartedly disagree with the notion that the Water Strider is the only mount you can use while leveling/questing/etc, I cannot deny that there have been a number of complaints from other players who do feel it's a mandatory mount that they don't want to be locked into using it over any of their 400+ other mounts. I'm most excited to see what other sorts of equipment they come up with, if any.If anything, the only thing I'd like to see changed about this system is to have the equipment be mount-based. So I can have a water walking mount, a daze-proof mount, etc. But I understand the reasoning behind having it character based instead, and so I'm ultimately fine with it.