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4-10-2010 @ 9:59PM
I feel a little betrayed about this. I mean, look at -ALL- of the Lich King weapon drops. They all have epic names and flavor text. Flaaaaavor.If I have a choice between the neat looking ice blade with a black glow or a slightly less neat looking silver blade with no glow but flavor text which says "The might of the stars will crush thine enemies asunder"; if the stat difference is negligible, I'm going for flavor text.Flavor is what makes WoW, WoW. Rampant holiday events, silly loot drops, a hat that shoots lightening, bosses that reference pop culture, over a hundred mounts and vanity pets...People who will never raid, people who will never see 80, let alone 85, play the game because it's fun and neat and cool because of FLAVOR.GC, the token WoW community rep, coming out and saying "You don't need this, it's just flavor" is -exactly- what all the MMOs that don't do -nearly- as well as WoW have done when it comes to their extra content. No inscriptions on weapons, no non-major holidays, no 'just for looks' equipment, no style; just soulless calculator function beneath an aging coat of paint.It kind of stings that we've essentially been told 'This isn't a democracy, so your voice really doesn't matter'.I'm so disappointed. Bitterly disappointed.I can have a balanced casting form, a tanking form, a dps form, a travel form for land, air and sea, and a heal... oh wait. No. You're taking away my healing form.So Druids have a form for every utility they bring to the table, EXCEPT healing.It makes zero sense. Why should druids have any forms if they don't have every form? Why does only one form become a warlock-esq cool down? There isn't a single reason I've seen so far that doesn't scream 'oh, it kinda sucks in pvp and we can't seem to get any artists to update it'. And what the hell about the lore? "You've been able to be a tree indefinitely for five years buuuut.. now you can only do it for 1 minute at a time with a 5 minute cool down."Seriously. What the hell.
4-10-2010 @ 10:26PM
Resto druids will have a form. It's called........ your guy! And hey guess what, at one point way back in Pre-BC there was no tree of life at all. How ever did those poor old druids ever heal without being a shimmying twig? Oh yeah they used their normal caster forms.....I like this new idea for resto druids. Think of Tree of Life now as a Spirit of Redemption that you don't have to die to activate.People need to stop flippin QQing about every little change. Get over yourselves people
Agreed on the outrage of it all BUT unfortunately our opinion is not in common with the entire resto druid population. You say our voices are being ignored which is certainly untrue. As mentioned in the article our opinion is far from unanimous, and there are plenty of players who are okay with these changes.The double standard on moonkins vs. trees also bothers me. A Moonkin dropping form to emergency heal is MUCH more common - and possibly a lifesaver on an encounter! However, rarely have I ever NEEDED to help with DPS to complete an encounter. In fact, the only reason caster form would be needed is if we're coming close to an enrage timer.
4-11-2010 @ 8:26AM
Based on your argument, TOL currently has NO flavor.Wouldn't making an effect become something more exciting that just shouts out "OH SHIT!" be more flavorful? Y'know like how when you don't always get to do something it becomes that much more cool when you DO get to do it?Not to mention you've obviously COMPLETELY ignored the statement about adding a glyph so that you CAN be shown as a tree the whole time if that's what your little heart desires.Flavor..Gimme a break man, you just want to complain.
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