So my mage, Invariant, is one and a half achievements away from Long Strange Trip. She needs to get transformed with three wands, and get the Sinister Squashling drop. She’s needed those for two years now. Every time I saw the drop, someone else got it. But after last year’s Hallows’ End was when I decided to make the effort to get Long Strange Trip on her. Final, I’m getting close.
And then they announce that the drake won’t give me 310% speed flying, and – the qq in our house, since Reversion’s hunter is *also* one and a half achievements from the meta, the same ones? Oh, it was bad. But I decided not to shell out the gold for the epic-epic flying on those characters until after Hallows’ End had come and gone. The qq would be epic, I reasoned, and for a good reason, and maybe, just maybe, Blizzard would cave. I gave it a 40% chance myself.
Well, they have caved, and Long Strange Trip will reward the upgraded speed (I can’t tell, but it might be for as long as the achievement is in the game, so there will always be a long, slow, cheap way to get the speed upgrade).
Good call Blizzard – it was a stupid thing to overlook when you were redesigning how the super-speed mount stuff worked. Thanks for being the kind of game people who actually listen sometimes when we whine – and don’t just ignore us because you’ve heard whining before.
Now, I can’t wait for the holiday. Hopefully the stuff will drop… otherwise I might be sad after all..