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3-01-2010 @ 1:32PM
No more weapon skill? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
3-01-2010 @ 1:37PM
While some people might like the removal of weapon skill, I at least would want weapon training to remain.You need to know how to use a bow? Go to Darnassus. An axe? IF.Removing weapons training completely kind of sucks. (Not talking weapon skill.)
3-01-2010 @ 1:45PM
I'd better get cracking on my [Did Somebody Order A Knuckle Sandwich?] achievement on my main! I suspect this will become a Feat of Strength in Cata, as well as the [Master of Arms] achievement.Luckily I have 3 of the 4 and I'm at 393 unarmed, so not long to go. Back to punching Abominations in Icecrown I guess...
3-01-2010 @ 1:49PM
Yeah.. I think of all the things listed here (and there is quite a few that could fit here) the weapon skill thing is the most ridiculous.How hard is it to go to a city when you need to learn how to use a staff or a polearm... C'mon. Let's stop making this game complete easy mode. I've leveled a few alts and never had ANY problem fly to Org or Undercity to learn a new weapon. In fact, it was always a bit exciting to finally get to use the AWESOME weapon that was sitting in my bag. :( sigh Cataclysm
3-01-2010 @ 1:54PM
Am I the only one who likes weapon skill? I guess it's the OCD in me. Gives me a few more bars to fill up. :(
3-01-2010 @ 1:55PM
@ Yoteukilaine:Not having auto-attack grind from 1-400 when you get a new weapon is making WoW easy mode?
Really?"Oh, you want to know how to use a sword, do you? Well, that will cost your level ten self ten pieces of silver. That's right, hand it over. Ok, now that I've received my payment, let me train you on how to use these. Hold it by the handle; pointy end goes in the bad guys. Ok, you're all set. Next!"I understand that weapon restrictions are there as a game mechanic (I mean, my warlock can wield a sword, dagger, or two-handed staff, but he can't figure out how to hold a mace?) but weapon training is kind of a douche move at this point. Making someone travel all the way to darn to train to be able to use their most recent green upgrade at level 10 isn't the best way to retain new players.
Yot, how hard is it?Well, its not that hard when you are level 20, just picked up spear, and start training then.It's a bi*** though, when you are lvl 80, and are trying to level up spear from 0.They aren't making the game easier for the sake of noobs, but are removing an unneeded, useless and aggravating mechanic from the game, that should of been gone for a while to improve the game.
3-01-2010 @ 2:17PM
I recently rolled a night elf druid, my first Alliance toon. I decided to give her all the BOA gear I could buy, including the Repurposed Lava Dredger.Traveling to Iron Forge just to equip a 2H mace... I'm glad they're changing that. What a pain.
3-01-2010 @ 2:24PM
FINALLY. That stat should have been removed a long time ago. It was just a pointless grind that encouraged players to exploit immune NPCs to level it.
3-01-2010 @ 3:13PM
..."Weapon Skill - This stat will be removed from the game completely. Classes will start with all the weapon skills they need to know and will not need to improve them"...YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.Megatron agrees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2t4MBhGAg8
3-01-2010 @ 3:55PM
@ t0xic, taking those two boats and a train without having to go through a single hostile creature was just shear torture? how dare blizzard make you have to do such a ridiculous amount of work for the ability to use that mace that is equal to a blue weapon of your level for the next 70 levels.are people really getting this lazy?
3-01-2010 @ 4:14PM
@tatsumasa: No, they're not really that lazy. They're just becoming intolerant of utterly pointless tedium. There are other games they could go play that are actually fun...
3-01-2010 @ 4:15PM
@Yot: I have lots of trouble going to Org or Undercity to train weapons. The guards always attack me and the trainers won't talk to me. :(
3-01-2010 @ 4:30PM
@tatsumasaYes, because I'd rather be leveling in _my_ races zones, learning the lore and skills important to my character, not traveling half-way across a world and back just so I can use the pretty green item I picked up.And there was nothing I loved more than, as a hunter, having to keep 3 weapons skills maxed just because I didn't know what the next 'best ranged' weapon was.
3-01-2010 @ 4:59PM
wow, i really can't believe you people. the weapon has stats equal to better than anything you could possibly get and you will never have to trade it in until you hit northrend. you already have an 80 and already know where to get the training for this weapon, and you know exactly how to get there. elves don't use maces unless a human shows them how. that's part of this lore you're talking about. someday you're gonna have to venture out to IF anyway, so might as well get the flight paths now. not like you can't hearth back after the trip.a journey to IF from dolonaar (no mailbox in the starter area), which has been made incredibly easy, for the benefits you're wanting is not tedium, it's called a sliver of effort. and not wanting to put forth that effort because you feel the game should be easier makes you _lazy_.vote me down, i don't care. it's the truth.
3-01-2010 @ 5:07PM
@ Terethall - ROFL . . . my thoughts exactly, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought about the new people trying to get started who have no money on their low level toons, if you have a level 80 odd's are good that you can afford to fork over at least 10 gold for weapons training and gear or whatever but if your completely new to WoW or new to a server your starting from scratch with next to no money and every piece of copper is precious.@ coik - I have the same issue ;)
3-01-2010 @ 5:27PM
I remember when i started to level my hunter, I've always hated leveling in the Night Elf starting zone's, but I wanted a night elf so badly. I decided to go to Elwynn and level, so I started running. This was back in the good ol' days when you had to RUN through Wetlands to get to Ironforge. That was pure torture, as there was one graveyard along the way through wetlands, and i got killed several times. Took me about an hour of swearing, cursing and crying. You youngsters theese days have it easy.
3-01-2010 @ 8:31PM
@tatsumasaI dont think it's wrong to be lazy on my time off while I'm not at work. WoW isnt a job, it's a game. I'd like to enjoy the aspects of the game that are actually enjoyable. I understand there is some grinding and some work involved in wow that isnt always fun but some of those things are necessary and actually make the game fun. Traveling to IF because I HAVE TO isnt as fun as me just going wherever I please whenever I want. So excuse all of us who you think are "_lazy_". I am lazy when it comes to wow. I work hard at my JOB. I dont need to the added frustration in my leisure time. It adds NOTHING to my experiance. Especially the 10th time.
3-02-2010 @ 4:09AM
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