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Another Blow to Ten Man Strict Guilds

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

As I mentioned before in my hugely long comparison between ten and twenty five man raiding in WoW, the rewards for the ten man raiders don’t always feel quite balanced in comparison with the larger guilds. This issue has been aggravated this week with the announcement that Invincible, the mount reward for killing Prince Arthas on heroic difficulty will only be available as part of the twenty five man encounter.

(Image courtesy of http://www.mmo-champion.com)

The artwork for this horse was originally discovered months and months ago by the data miners and initially, no one had much idea where it would appear. (Also, just because I feel like mentioning another awesome mount that appeared at the same time, I present, The Love Rocket!)

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Back on topic. It became apparent during the PTR for Icecrown Citadel that the winged horse model belonged to Invincible, mount and lifetime equine companion of Prince Arthas. Since then there has been a lot of speculation and calls for clarification about the mount. This week, we received exactly that confirmation when a blue announced that similar to the Yogg Saron hardmode achievement Alone in the Darkness (i.e. defeat Yogg without the assistance of any keepers) where Mimiron’s Head would be a guarenteed drop reward, Invincible would work the same way.

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/1/22748799344-why-does-blizz-hate-10-man-guilds.html

Can I understand it ? Well yes, with raids working as they currently do. Invincible is the mount of Prince Arthas – the end raid boss of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. There should be an exclusivity about this mount. It certainly wouldn’t feel in keeping with the lore to see a line of “Invincibles” parading around Dalaran. On the other hand, for those strict ten man guilds who do manage to down Arthas on heroic difficulty, do they not deserve a reward for their efforts? These people will not be using twenty five man epics to out gear the encounter. They’ll have progressed there purely from ten man content and just like for twenty five man guilds, this is the last battle of the expansion. This is what all their hard work will have been leading to.

I’m sure the ten man version will get some token drop, much like the bizarre tentacle trinket they were offered for defeating Yogg with no keepers left in Ulduar. I don’t think these rewards are any real consolation when you consider the amazing mounts the larger guilds get.

(Image courtesy of http://www.mmo-champion.com)

The model is still amazing and I wish all the guilds out there the best of luck obtaining one.

(Image courtesy of http://www.mmo-champion.com)

Lets hope Cataclysm brings some more love to the smaller guilds 😦

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