Really looking forward to next weeks release hopefully not too many problems to spoil what I know will be a fun and eventful questing, dungeoning and raiding.
I strongly disagree with the idea that Druid's travel form being consolidated is the "right way" - I think the players who play the game probably should have a bit of a say in that judgment. I hope the glyph they're talking about gives the players the exact experience they had prior to this change, as that's really all anyone unhappy with the change is wanting at this point. I feel sad any time I log on to my Druid due to the lack of choice I have in forms. Very jarring.I'm disappointed to hear they're wanting to cut down on "visual noise" - I was hoping they might add some more flair to some Mage abilities that are a little lackluster visually.
I don't like how some abilities have become talents, but overall I'd agree with cutting out the item bloat.
I wish WoD would have had some new classes in it referencing all the different units they had in Warcraft strategy games.Every single race had at least one completely unique class that is not quite represented in WoW.
Looks like Bliz is out to end professions...first scribes and now chants.
Great panel. Thanks for the update!
Overall I'm in support of the ability pruning, although some of the examples provided are questionable...in spite of its virtual non-usage, Nourish actually made conceptual sense for resto druids, synergy between HoTs and direct heals. And symbiosis was actually quite a fun/useful ability, and potentially encourages raid comp diversity.Wish there were more enchanter-specific perks in WoD...
I was extremely disappointed in this. They didn't tell us anything we didn't already know about WoD.
Really excited for WoD. I think the ability pruning was a good thing. Having a million keybinds doesn't make for more exciting or complex gameplay...it was just getting annoying.I'm glad their stance on healing is to try and make it fun and engaging again. I stopped healing during cataclysm, because it was already starting to feel boring. MoP just made it worse.Anyway, I think Blizzard is headed in the right direction. Kudos to them. I really hope WoD is as great as it seems it will be.
Just how long was this Overwatch thing being worked on under wraps, I wonder. And if it has any relation to their aborted Titan project. Overall, curiosity is spiking. Gotta pace myself to avoid getting overwhelmed with data on WoD and everything else.
A change here, a change there. Let's all hope they're for the better.
Q&A was all asked kinda lame questions.
The cookie cutter class specialization kinda sucks, how are they going to address it?
Can't wait to test the new stats... my hunter really needs it
I love my Mage, really I do.But I just might be pulled away to be a healer with some of the changes going on, I've found it to be really enticing nowadays, and has made me try out healing specs I never have before, like Resto Shaman.
I never really played during BC or vanilla so the reduced buttons on rogue will be interesting
Excited to see how the new warlock changes work out
Very excited with the changes, sounds like good work is being done to rebalance the game.
I really wish I didn't have to work Friday and Saturday. I'm missing out on a lot of cool panels, and reading the highlights here just isn't the same.I would've really enjoyed this panel I think. The 'hows, whys, wheres, nuts-and-bolts' of how different classes work and play has always been interesting to me. Every new xpact presents new opportunities to do something different. To play my characters in a new way, with new abilities and sometimes new rotations. To see classes that were struggling becoming better, while others that I felt were a bit OP being toned down. I have, by and large, agreed whole-heartedly with Blizz's decisions to prune abilities, streamline game play, change talent trees, etc... because in the end, when you REALLY look at things... they're not really changing the things that actually MATTER.
healing needed some freshing up and im looking forward to wod to test it ;)