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10-22-2009 @ 9:43AM
Sadly, alternative specs are frowned upon by the developers. Sure they many not say it, but the spellpower weapons for enhancement shaman, the evil paladins who were doing bad, bad things when they allowed themselves to get “touched by the light,” and even PVP resto druids who use to get feral charge.I don’t remember when I first saw it, but I am sure it was a link here on wow.com to the forums where the developers came out and said (paraphrasing of course), we don’t have a problem with alternative specs, BUT we set up the talent trees with at least some cookie cutter build in mind.When the community tinkers and toys with the builds to find a competitive build the devs never anticipated, its gets nerfed so hard you look like a total ass for even trying it out post nerf. The devs don’t like alternative specs, its hurts their egos and maybe their vajayjay so while different specs are cool for things like leveling or testing in 5 man, guys like Rossi who like to play with different talent builds will be staring right down the barrel of a shotgun if they find any success with their unique build, and that is one of the great weaknesses of WoW, as much as I love the game.This leave players like you with no real alternative to the cookie cutter builds or at least the minimum base talents allocated into specific talents with a handful to distribute to accent your playstyle. Cataclysm may help some of that if they do overhaul the talent trees though.
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