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11-05-2008 @ 2:15PM
Don't you guys think that this is the beginning of the end of WOW? As WOW always been praised for its uniqueness of classes, its diversity and its balance between the classes. Will this 'leveling' policy not bore players in the long run?
11-05-2008 @ 2:34PM
I don't see it as such. I see a lessening of extreme differences between classes. I see more viable specs. I see less compromises made by players. I see the ability to play the game more to our ideals.While more classes and specs have more of the same abilities and options, the specific mechanics are still very different. I like the changes so far in 3.0.X...I'm looking forward to more enjoyable 10 man raiding, less time spent organizing, and hopefully less frustration.Look at how far we've come since the Pre-BC days of "non-heal pallies, Boomkins, shadowpriests, Ele shammies, etc.... GTFO!!!"
11-05-2008 @ 2:52PM
I've been playing for a long time (Taurens with no mounts) and I've seen "gg Blizz" over and over again. Considering how the game continues to grow and get more subscribers, I can only imagine they might know what they are doing.Guilds will probably continue to recruit based on class rather than role, but at least this puts less pressure on players that want to see more end-game. I typically played hybrids so that I would have more chances to experience end-game. Now I feel like I can play whatever class I want, even casually, with the same opportunity.So gg Blizz ... but not in the bad way.
11-05-2008 @ 3:17PM
I see this as an amazing thing. It's not consolidating classes, it's expanding them. Look at it from the point of view of the marksman hunter, the assassination rogue, the demo Lock, ret pally or balance druid. These changes opened up so many possibilities to them without having to respec to bm/combat/destro/holy/prot/feral/resto, and play a spec that they didn't enjoy, but had to do anyway if all they wanted to do was see the content and be a part of the team.
11-05-2008 @ 3:45PM
No, it's not the end... for most.For a few, the "don't sleep, raid until you've defeated every boss" hard-core guilds, they will quickly wrap things up and fill their time with other pursuits. But this is a small portion of the overall WOW user community.It's been fun rushing through Hyjal, BT and a bit of Sunwell (only so many days in the week) a bit more casually than before.Because our guild is primarily casual, we raid with an alliance of guilds. And the changes have made it much easier for players wanting to move to the next level to participate vs only the most obsessed committed players.
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