The changes to pvp sounded very interesting. I really like the way they went with the Trial of the Galdiator. You have an even field in the highest ratings but you still have gear progression and good rewards for pvp in general.Loved the Spoils of War bags with a change to get pvp gear, extra honor and BoE items. That kind of reward is something the pvp'ers have lacked and definitely deserve to be brought in on.Also love, love, love how they set up gear in general, with the stats just changing to fit your spec.I think that's a really good start. Very curious to see how the secondary and tertiary stats will play out. I can see a bit more pitfalls there with people trying to game the system, though Ghostcrawler's comment about the tertiary stats being rare enough that farming for them isn't going to be a viable strategy seemed fairly reassuring.This is one of the things I look forward most to see how it works in the Beta.Well, aside from the lore. Draenei being my favorites and getting Karabor as the main base? You could say I'm pretty excited about the next expansion, in the same way the ocean is "a bit wet".And seeing Durotan, Draka and the Frostwolves on the Horde side of things? Awesome.Arrakoa who can fly? An ogre empire in decline but still a force to be reckoned with? Pre-destruction Achindoun? I've always liked the stories of WoW (yes, even Cataclysm. The story was good, just badly implemented IMO), and Mists gave us the most polished storytelling I've seen in WoW so far. And they managed to make the peoples of Pandaria, with the Pandaren in particular, seem like people in a living world and not just stationary NPC's so I'm very much looking forward to see what they do with the story.
Something I'd like to see them work on is the guild finder, especially in light of the change to 20man mythic difficulty as the hardest raid content.One thing especially I'd like to see is making the guild finder cross-realm. I think it would help greatly in getting a wider recruitment field and there are many guilds facing some pretty serious changes to their roster and even if they can continue raiding at the highest difficulty at all.I'd also like for the guild finder to show the progression the guild has made in the raids. Yes, that can be posted in the description box, or on the guild site, but I'd like to see it added in the UI to leave the box free for a more in-depth description of the guild itself.PVP ranking is personal now so I can't see how you could post that in the guild finder, or that would have been a wish too. :)While I do agree with Ion that this change will be good for the game in the long run I hope Blizzard can make the transition easier for many guilds by adding or updating some of the recruitment tools and the guild finder is the most prominent one I can think of to facilitate that.The reviving and rework of the Group Finder to have more oQueue-esque functionality will hopefully aid in this too.
Looks great so far, cant wait to build a garrison
I've never been a fan of the LoL playstyle, but if you're adding heroes from all blizzard universes and allowing them to be slightly customizable, I think there's really no better time to try it out. Especially after seeing that cinematic for Heroes of the Storm ;)
the new comments look awesome, can't wait for them to go live.
Not too happy with the new talents for Druids...But the Hunter ones look good atleast! Looking forward to seeing how the garrison thing pans out coming closer towards the expansions release date!
Finally updating orcs. OMGCAN'TWAIT!
Blizzard want me to get rid of my trusty pet? This is outrageous! This would be like taking away half of your character. No self-respecting hunter will agree on this abomination-est of deals. Diablo must have finger in this... Tyrael was right, even if you kill him, in time he will come back. It is happening.In all seriousness though, even if this was the best dps choice by 10-20% I would not consider it. My pet is, as implied above, half the reason I play hunter. Now Beast Mastery with this talent on the other hand. My pet will eat like a king in WoD, then again he is the Lion King so it is only right.
*!@#ing awesome! ... cant wait!
As an avid Blizzard fan, I am certainly looking forward to the retelling of the RTS games. I hope that garrison feature works out much like the base building did in Warcraft 1-2-3. I would love to have my own small army to take on quests with me and possible fill the roles in dungeons.
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everything here looks truly amazing. Unbelievably excited for all of this, and for what's to come :D
Druid talents are interesting. They will probably change 1000 times before release though.
Paladin talents look great. 2 beacons of light? oh hells yeah.
Death from above sounds like it'll be a fun talent.
Hunter talents are awesome as always!
Love what I see so far, can't wait to see what else you have in store for us, specifically the Garrison (Farm was GREAT, so I love that you're expanding the concept) and adding in some old boss abilities for us.
I'm looking forward to troll people with my own Defile on LK25m HC mount farm.. :D
Thank you so much for collecting all this information for those of us who couldn't make it.
I am really looking forward to get my own Garrison. It is also good to feel that Blizzard listened to us when we requested player housing!