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9-06-2008 @ 8:04PM
Dang, this is really upsetting. Seriously, if you bought a car and then a year later the car company came back and said "we've gotta take back those power windows" would you be a happy customer? For my tauren, it's not that big of a deal because I'm not tanking like I hoped and dreamed to be. But for my orc hunter...it's extremely annoying. I rolled an orc with the racials as the prime motivating factor. I knew I wanted to PvP, the 15% stun resistance was perfect. I knew I wanted to go beastmaster spec, the 5% pet damage was perfect. Now they just want to pull the rug out. I can understand classes having to be tweaked a little bit for balance, but racials??? You know what you are getting into up front. I don't pitty anyone that cries about their racials being underpowered after they selected them at the character creation screen! I'm sorry, this change makes my "base character" into something totally different than the character I rolled and put time and effort into. There's really nothing any subscriber can do about it either. I'm a software developer myself. If someone purchased something from me and they weren't happy I would do what I could to make them happy - even if it meant a refund. Do you think Blizzard will do anything to make us happy customers after this? It would be nice if they would take responsibility for the negative reactions their customers will have and swap out races on existing character, but they don't do that. It's too much effort for them and is much easier to just "ignore the riff raff" customer. They constantly mess with everything and then tell their customers to just deal with it...and why not, it was part of the TOS agreement right?!?! What do they care - they are like McDonalds, over 1 billion served and a huge empire. It's a shame too, it really is. It's sad to see such smart, creative people in a successful company take this approach to subscription-based gaming. EA will do the same thing with warhammer I'm sure. Like a bull in a china shop. Yeah, I know I should have just stuck with console games. This kind of thing is just super annoying and I'm really bumbed out about it.
9-06-2008 @ 8:12PM
What.... the heck are you whining about? Its a readustment of several racials that were over all a bit much ((And in the case of taurens only gotten that much worse in wrath)) and updating racials with the new system. Orcs still have that five percent to pet and minion damage, and now taurens don't get 10.5 hit points per stamina. The change to stun resist is over all a very good thing, and more in line with the systems new direction of reducing the time on CCs and snares. Honestly when all is said and done you'll find yourself getting a lot more use out of getting out of stuns 15% faster then you will having resisted them every one in ten times. Its not make or break. Its not the end of the world. And you have next to nothing to complain about with these changes when compared to undead and blood elves. Or heck, even humans, who had their one real arena or PvP trick yanked out from under them.
9-06-2008 @ 11:36PM
Palladiamors, I'm going to have to stop commenting if you keep saying all the stuff I was going to. :)
9-07-2008 @ 12:27AM
When you used to cancel your account, they had "Will of the Forsaken Nerf" as a reason. Wonder if they're gonna put it back :P
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