I put in a lot of time and effort for that water walking mount. This is absolute sh!t.
So if the Angler's vendor sells the equipment, can the water striders walk on water below level 100?If not, what's the damn point? besides possibly cheaper shoes.
It's not a response, they are deliberately avoiding the real questions. Like why can't the water strider keep it's inherent water walking ability with no further modification slot like the Sky Golem can? Just give all mount slots, except sky golem and water strider, and keep the water strider as is. I'm, telling you it's a set-up to tie your water-walking ability to an equipment slot. Then in 9.0 you suddendly find you need a new special item for that slot to have water walking in that zone, and you will need to do some time-gated achievement to 'earn' back something you already had.
Sounds like Blizz is running out of decent game ideas, so now they'll bring in the stupid ones. Time to rethink my sub.
Why not just ADD the shoes to the game instead of taking away the water strider's innate ability to walk on water? Why must they always take something away when they give us something else? Giving us the shoes but leaving the water strider as-is will still have the same effect: it will still give us a choice on what mount we want to use despite the zone we are playing in.Better yet, turn the shoes into a toy that is given for getting one of the water striders (anglers or Nat Pagle) as a reward for that effort.That way, folks that worked their butts off to get the water strider mounts can still feel like their effort was worth it.
I have the anglers water strider, but hell im excited to be able to use SOMETHING ELSE as a water walking mount. I don't really care about it being a symbol of what i did, because what i did was turn in timewalking tokens for an hour, but i understand that other people do have that sentiment. What im wondering is if you will be able to put these inflatable shoes on something like...the 6 month sub boat from last year, that way it can actually be used as a boat. Honestly, having to use a certain mount for one purpose is kinda crap.
I see that some people are not getting why some of us are not happy. Its because I worked for my Strider and now I have to use a pce of equipment to make it do what its is supposed to do already. And that leaves us without the option to use other equipment on our other mounts. Just so we can get back our water walking. Blizz I have played sense BC with no unsub for me. But this xpac is sure pushing me!
Aside from this just being a dumb idea in the first place, just my opinion.I have a legitimate question. On a Water Strider, or as a DK or Shaman with water walking, as soon as you take damage, you lose the water walking. Will the inflatable shoes suffer from the same fate? or will they ALWAYS walk on water uninterrupted. Honestly, if they don't always walk on water, then they're literally pointless because getting dismounted in the water means you have to remount anyway so what problem has this solved..? Oh, you can now fall in the water on your "favourite" mount. Was THIS seriously a major issue in the game that needed attention?