Yep, you're right. But--it was trivial to get 2 or 4 (from the two vendors) whenever you thought about it, and then devote some time to it later, with a number of them in hand.
Originally Posted by Lothirieth
In any case, you always could pop in and do two in a row. And if you wanted to pop to the other NPC (can you tell I'm a hunter?) you could do two right away AGAIN.
Now, you can do one in each location per hour. Period. If you don't see that as a huge difference in the way it plays out, I don't know what to tell you. It is. Does stopping what you're doing every hour to do one race sound like something you want to do?
Yeah, mathematically it still translates to 2 every two hours, like before--the difference being now the wait is ALWAYS 1 hour between them, whereas before, you could ALWAYS do 2 at each location right away (or 4 at one location right away) and stockpile coins and use the coins at either race. Getting 2 (or 4) at a time, using tokens from both races at either race, coupled with the ability to save the tokens and use them later--there's just no comparison to the "race once, wait an hour, race once, wait an hour, race once, wait an hour..." setup as it exists now.
And..the fact that the tokens could be used on either race before is an extra big factor if you're doing the deeds, like I am. For instance, since the dwarves were bugged last year, I finished the hobbits part of the deed (pick each racer to win successfully THREE times each) but not them. So---I only want to do the dwarves this time. Last year, I could use my 2 tokens from BOTH locations at the dwarf races. This year, the hobbiton race is useless to me. It wouldn't have been in this situation last year--kind of a big deal to me right now.
Last edited by daneyul; Jul 27 2013 at 04:15 PM.
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