Hey Zar. Since you're at it, could you guys poke around some of the questions asked on the comments of that article for us?
I'm wondering if it's "wow licence-wide" achievements or "Battle.net account-wide" ones, for instance.
For all intents and purposes, assume that the game doesn't really understand the concept of a WoW license. The account-level achievement system will all be based on the Battle.net account and not each individual WoW license attached to it.
You heard it, guys -- if you have multiple WoW
licenses under one Battle.net account, account-wide achievements will span across all of them. As someone with multiple accounts myself, this is a welcome relief. But what about account-wide mounts? If reputation isn't account-wide, how will that affect using a mount that requires a certain reputation to obtain? Zarhym's got more clarifications on that as well.
Will this affect reputations associated with mounts? Say my Paladin is exalted with Ramkahen and I bought both mounts. Will I have to be exalted to use these mounts on my other characters?
The best answer right now is we're not sure. We're still discussing some of these details and honestly haven't drawn final conclusions as of yet. So just keep that in mind as you read on.
For Ramkahen, you'll probably just need to buy the mount once by gaining the necessary reputation on one character, in order to unlock it for all characters on your Battle.net account. The challenge comes with the city mounts. If I have a dwarf today, I have to get Exalted Darnassus to buy a nightsaber. But if the nightsabers become account level, then I should probably just make a night elf rather than grind exalted on the dwarf. If that doesn't feel right, we could "fix it" by making the city mounts non-account level. Or we could let them be account level, but make you require the appropriate reputation to use them. If we did THAT, then it might make sense for all faction mounts to require a rep.
But again, the simple answer is we're not sure yet. :)
Ever since the days of vanilla, WoW
has always required exalted reputation with another faction in order to purchase that mount. And Zarhym's got a good point -- players could simply skip the reputation grind for those mounts and roll an alt to get the faction mount on all of their characters. That kind of defeats the purpose of a reputation qualifier, so I do see where this restriction is coming from.
These days, however, it's incredibly easy to gain reputation through the judicious use of city tabards and dungeon running. Honestly, even if Blizzard does limit sharing here, it really shouldn't be much of a struggle to unlock the mounts for whichever character you'd like them on. In addition to the internal discussion regarding faction mounts, Blizzard is also still discussing reputation-based titles like Diplomat
. We'll have to wait and see how those are implemented.
Regardless, the news is still very good for those with multiple alts and characters, particularly over multiple WoW
licenses. I'll appreciate being able to ride different mounts on both the main I have today and my main from the days of vanilla, who is woefully lacking in the mount department.
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