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8-28-2009 @ 8:45PM
I suppose for many people, the simplification of stats would be preferable. However, gearing a raiding dps character reminds me of tuning a race engine. Maximising output by tweaking certain aspects, it's one of my favourite things in the game. Any idiot can stick BiS or highest ilevel onto their character - this doesn't necessarily produce the best output. Mixing some inferior or wrongly itemized gear (leather) to itemise your stats perfectly is fun and challenging and will be sorely missed.I disagree with many things blizz do to change the game, altho they somehow manage to pull it off, and i change my mind. I hope i'm wrong about this too.
8-28-2009 @ 9:30PM
Someone in the comments for the liveblog said something that was really brilliant. Look at Chess...the rules are very very basic (This piece moves this way, that one moves that way) but entire treatises have been written on Chess strategy. Simplification doesn't always mean simple. They announced the way the system is going to work. That's it. They didn't give us too many details, and I'm sure there's entire aspects of the new stat system that they haven't worked out or revealed to us yet. I know you're willing to give it a shot, so this message is more towards the people who aren't, I guess. Just because Blizz announced it at Blizzcon doesn't mean it's getting patched into the game tomorrow. It'll be on the PTR for MONTHS before it sees a release date. So just relax.
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