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2-24-2009 @ 6:48AM
So dual speccing costs the same as respeccing 20 times... I thought the whole point of it was to stop punishing people who were being forced to respec constantly. 1000g seems like a huge punishment to me and now I'll have to go and pretty much do the same farming of a massive amount of gold just to flush it again with little appreciable gain. I could level the professions of several alts for that same money, or have some more epic gear, or have an alt learn to fly (with another punishing price tag). I guess I'll stay just Ret from now on and if anyone needs a healer that's their own damn problem.Once again, Blizzard takes something that could profoundly change the game in an awesome way and makes it a PITA... way to go...
2-24-2009 @ 7:12AM
Personally I too am getting really sick of the "pay to play" attitude. No wonder gold farmers are making tons of money. In this day in age when we are constantly bombarded in the news and in our own lives about money I am getting pretty tired of WoW being so focused on it as well. I think duel specs should be a positive thing for all players to enjoy and not just those with lots of time on their hands to farm money. Currently I am trying to buy epic flyers on three other characters, much less now having to sink gold into dual spec as well. As someone else mentioned, really nice going WoW taking one of the most positive aspects of the game to come along in awhile and making it just another irritation. There should be no gold required for this and anyone above level 70 should be able to learn this skill.
2-24-2009 @ 7:13AM
20 times is easily hit by people who respec back and forth 2 -3 times a day, such as people who are active in both PVE and PVP, not to mention the cost you save by not having to re-glyph every time you do so.
2-24-2009 @ 7:31AM
Exactly. As I stated in my earlier comment, I have respecced my druid (since it was tracked by achievement system) over 130 times. 1,000 gold is a chunk of change.... but I've been at the 50g respec cost for a LONG time now. This *IS* helping out people who have been screwed money-wise by respeccing constantly. I'd say after a few weeks this will have paid for itself, in my case.
2-24-2009 @ 6:13PM
In response to Jhestor and jbodar...Though 1000g is cheaper than what people have been paying for constant respeccing, your responses completely dismiss the fact that paying this much for respecs is punishing in the first place. If it punished every character equally, it wouldn't be as bad, but it doesn't do that however.Half the classes have multiple roles and half of them don't. Anyone who is a healer class ends up paying A LOT more money to respec than anyone else. Trying to solo in any of the healing specs (and I've solo'd in all of them) is a joke. So wanting to do anything but solo (like PvP or raid), ends up costing these classes a boat load of dough. Meanwhile, classes like hunters and Warlocks only end up respeccing every time there's a patch or they want to fine tune something and pay exponentially less money than healer classes do.So with a dearth of healers and tanks throughout the servers, making the game less fun and enjoyable for everyone, they are going to brutalize people that actually want to try and solve this problem, by basically making them pay for another mount.This only highlights the ridiculously bad balance problems WoW has had to nth degree. Dual speccing was supposed to make things less punishing for multi-role classes, but is still going to make them spend more gold in the next year on speccing than non-multi-role classes will...Way to go Blizz...
2-25-2009 @ 5:23AM
First, even DPS classes are likely to have a PVP spec and a PVE spec. Some talents are just not worth it for PVE and vice-versa.Second, if healers are ALREADY re-speccing constantly they are still going to come out ahead, since the one-time 100og fee will be paid off in mere days. If people don't respec a lot, they can choose the current "pay as you go" model, since they would take much longer to pay off the initial investment. Should some people get this for free, just because they've "paid their dues"? What is your point? So Blizz wants us to work for it... big deal. Third, gold sinks are necessary to slow inflation; otherwise new players would need to raise hundreds in gold just to buy some greens on the AH.
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