While I will agree that it will not be a common NPC, if it follows lore, I don't see why this would imply that a Spirit Beast would not be low level. 'Harrowing' doesn't mean 'Terrifying because of their massive power'. 'Harrowing' means 'causing physical or psychological pain'. Essentially, they are driving you crazy because of the way they phase in and out. This doesn't require a high level to do. Even a low level beast, who could phase itself in and out of this realm, would drive people crazy. Imagine trying to locate Ghostcrawler if the phasing he did lasted 15 minutes at a time. Imagine in combat, you can't attack him because at will, he can phase himself out; you have to wait for the 1 second window that he attacks you to be able to do even a little damage, or target him. Now, make him level 5. Would it be any less frustrating and, thus, harrowing? Not at all.Lazurianis wrote:QUOTE: "Fighting a Spirit Beast is harrowing". . There for implying that no Spirit Beast will be A. Low Level. Or B. A Common NPC.
TLDR; You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means.
Well, A) a creature that technically is unique, and can be killed only once, appears every hour. Suspend your disbelief! And B) Who's to say that they couldn't make a spawn longer or shorter? It's limited by the creature. Not the zone.Because, When they mentioned that a Spirit Beast rarely appears in the same area twice, as I (personally) have noticed, Vanilla Areas that have any form of a Rare Spawn can appear more than once every hour. So if that is the case, what is the purpose of the lore saying that they rarely appear?
EPL, WPL, most of the troll and elf zones, areas of The Emerald Dream (which still exist on the grid at the moment), Moonglade, Un'goro as a 'pure land', really the list can go on and on. There is a lot of spirituality and death in Azeroth.1. Spirit Beasts will never appear in Old World content because in the previous expansions, there were little to no areas that was focused around death and spirits.
And yet, I can walk into Molten Core and, in five minutes time, destroy The Firelord Ragnaros. Solo. I can enter Onyxia's Lair and defeat the queen of the black dragons, or I can take Nefarion out with just myself. I can even solo an Old God. Does this mean that by lore, I am more powerful than any of these things? I'd like to think so, but I *don't* think so. Not by Lore. Just by game mechanics.2. Spirit Beasts are POWERFUL. There will not be a level 47 Spirit Beast roaming around Searing Gorge. Because Levels is like a Rank. The higher level you are, the more powerful you are.