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10-07-2008 @ 4:13PM
People are making assumptions about how dual-spec will be implemented. But Blizzard hasn't told us any real details yet.Want to know one way dual-spec could shed detail on talent design?Well, let's say the way dual-spec works is, you define a PvE spec, and you define a PvP spec. Most of the time your PvE spec is active, but if you step into a battleground, or an arena, or Lake Wintergrasp, or you flag PvP near a PvP world objective, your PvP spec becomes active.If that's the case, it would be clear that they intend every PvE spec to grant access to every aspect of PvE -- there's no such thing as an intended spec you use "only during raids".That's just one example. There are other possibilities. Just be careful about making unwarranted assumptions.
10-07-2008 @ 4:28PM
I really wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard did something like this.
10-07-2008 @ 4:35PM
I would be slightly dissapointed if Blizzard implemented it in such a fashion mainy because I would love to have my warrior a tank spec and a soloing spec, things a long those lines are why I have been excited about the possiblity. However I will say that this implementation would be far better than say nothing =)
10-07-2008 @ 4:50PM
Not a fan of this, simply because not everyone's dual spec will come down to the PvE/PvP dichotomy. Which makes it harder if Blizzard introduces some arbitrary definition of when your PvE spec switches on, or when your PvP spec switches on. For example, someone might have a raid and farm spec (both, incidentally, PvE).I like the suggestion of bob that the trainers remember two specs. Simple and relatively easy to use and understand, and fully under the player's control.
10-07-2008 @ 4:57PM
That would be a weird implementation. What if the 2 specs use totally different keybinds? would they also be saved?Going to a bg would remove all your current abilities that you "unlearn" from changing spec. Pretty annoying if you ask me ;)
10-07-2008 @ 5:41PM
"there's no such thing as an intended spec you use "only during raids""when was the last time you specced a resto druid? the current pinnacle talent locks you out of all offensive abilities. resto druids are clearly intended for grouping. can you still kill things with a resto spec? absolutely, but by being heal only in tree form means the spec is ONLY intended for grouping/raiding
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