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11-08-2010 @ 10:45PM
I really don't understand the attitude that says that Blizzard is "dumbing down the game for casuals" because they're giving people access to vital information right from the source instead of forcing players to look up info on a third-party fansite. It doesn't take some kind of rare talent or years of careful practice to look up an optimized build and rotation on a website, and if that's the only way to succeed at the game then WoW has problems. You're not awesome or hardcore because you know which URLs to check and new players don't. Unless you sat there and laboriously figured out your own optimization without any help from outside theorycrafters, I guess...
11-08-2010 @ 10:57PM
Some people just like to feel superior to others, and will do whatever they can to maintain that illusion. Some people adopt the mindset that nobody who started playing the game after them will ever be as good as they themselves are, as though time played trumps actual skill. Some people think that games should never be easy, and decry any attempt to make the game more friendly to new players.And some people just like to bitch about everything. ^_^
11-09-2010 @ 11:33AM
Only allowing talents in one tree for many levels is dumbing things down by not giving players a choice. "Oh, gee, I'll guess I'll just take the next available talent in this tree, because that's all I can do."For the most part, though, I like what they're doing with the class redesigns.
11-09-2010 @ 1:42AM
Myself, the only thing I mind is the set of more-invasive pop-up help tips with 4.0 and the overly wordy text on some abilities. Heroic strike's "use at times of high rage" line. Maybe tweak abilities so some of the extraneous "help text" in the tooltips either goes away when you click something in interface, or goes away after 5 or 6 levels or so.Other than that, I totally agree, sir.
11-09-2010 @ 7:37AM
@thebitterfig: you win, sir! There is an option to turn off "beginner tooltips" (I don't remember the exact wording) in the Interface panels. Uncheck it, and you'll get back the tooltips with numbers and no suggestions.
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