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7-02-2009 @ 9:08AM
The whole concept of faction change came about because of a few players whined about how sad it was that they couldn’t play with their friends who played a different faction. Sort of sad I guess why should people be punished because of other player’s actions?But anyone with a level 55 character could start a 55 DK on any realm. So if you’re ok with playing a DK you can play with a decent starting character on any realm or faction. Yet there is a few problems that blizzard largely created with the Wraith Expansion: The achievement system doesn’t work well with Alts and a lot of players play for those rewards. Also trade skill and other grinding rewards like mounts are difficult to start from scratch, and players don’t want to loose what they worked hard to achieve. Not to mention they really didn’t make it much easier to get an epic-flying mount in Wraith versus BC. The biggest mistake Blizzard continuously makes is forgetting the player want to feel unique in the game. DK are way to common in Wraith, largely do to the ease of making on versus other classes. Which left many people disappointed by them. Blizzard should have created two or more Heroic classes not just one, to prevent that. One thing Blizzard could have done was giving players the option of playing an opposing factions race as a reward for not creating a DK, but limited to one per severs like DK are. I think many players would have gladly stared a new toon at level 1 versus 55 if that option were available.Hopefully Blizzard has learned a thing or too about what players want in this debate, about transferring between factions, and will use the knowledge wisely in future expansions
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