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5-06-2009 @ 1:17PM
First, with regard to tri-spec, obviously the guy doesn't play a druid or paladin. At least not very often. The major advantage to dual-spec is that you can press a button and actually play the second spec. It's not "wow, I have ret talents now, my talent choices don't matter." I mean, when Chilton says stuff like that, I wonder what game he's playing.I promise you, when I play resto on my druid, the fact that a moonkin spec is hidden, unusable during my resto time, and speced the way I want it doesn't detract from the flavor of being a tree druid or the choices I make. His "logic" is provable as faulty: "Access to all 10 classes means it doesn't make a different what class you select since you can play all of them. the game begins to feel like you have 10 alts, why not just have all the talents in one single alt? Once you have everything, it stops being about character customization, which is what it was always intended to be."I paraphrased his remarks about dual spec and you can see how ridiculous the argument is.I'll offer a compromise in lieu of tri-spec. (1) Take out the cost of respecing. It only affects druids and paladins and limited players in other classes right now. It's flat out discimination. (2) Offer us in-game tool to manage other specs that we can only grab at the trainer. This way we can keep action bars and such per spec beyond the 2.These non-sensical excuses about UI clutter don't even sound credible. They completely reorganized the graphics settings to the point virtually no one knows what the sliders and boxes do. I'm sure there was a reason, but reduced UI clutter wasn't it. Those of us managing 3 or more specs will manage with the clutter. In fact, we already do using Talented and manually resetting our action bars. So stop telling us "you can't handle UI clutter."Finally, it appears they may have canceled the raid zone for 3.2. Chilton's "blindingly fast" claim for expansions is laughable. Ulduar "ready at release" of Wrath according to Blizzard shipped 5 months into the expansion. The next expansion -- if it's remotely on schedule -- will ship between August and November of next year. Many of us assumed there'd be a raid zone between now and Icecrown so we wouldn't have to sit in Ulduar for 9 months farming gear long after we were no longer interested in the content -- like many guilds did in Black Temple for about a year.Is there a raid instance slated for September to bridge us to Icecrown's release in February and the "NexPac" in Aug-Nov.? That's be real nice time progression although I'd except a smaller zone and Icecrown perhaps in January with 7 months of "life". How do you interview this guy and next ask that?
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