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10-21-2011 @ 8:09AM
I'm sure most people are expecting the next expansion; I'm right there with them. But considering Cataclysm, I'm hoping the expansion gives us 10 or 15 levels to gain, instead of just 5.I'm also expecting a major talent revision, though just what it is remains to be seen... Some people have tossed around the idea of no talents at all, or them stopping at 85. I wonder if there won't be some kind of "epic talents" thing, where after a certain level, you start putting talent points into one or more new trees. Though now that I think about it, that wouldn't solve the talent problem. Hrm.
10-21-2011 @ 9:05AM
You know, I like the idea of an "epic talent." There's been all this talk about having a new hero class and the lack of adding hero classes because of balance issues, right? An epic talent could very well be a better implementation of the mastery idea: something that makes that spec for the class *really* stand out and, therefore, almost upgrading the class into a hero version of it... The "ultimate" form.Let's take hunters for example (these are just ideas I've come up with off the top of my no-breakfast brain, so bear with me... hah, get it?!): - Beast mastery hunters can become one with their pets, much like a warlock's metamorphosis, and really tear things up for a couple of minutes. Or, give them the stampede ability that others have talked about.- Marksman hunters are so good at finding their targets that they can, for a set amount of time, continue firing shots-- even those that require a cast time-- while moving without switching aspects as a penalty. I also honestly think sniper training should be an MM thing.- Survivalist hunters are best at kiting, trapping, and knowing how to survive under the worst circumstances. Give them something like a raid-wide buff to increase stamina or, perhaps, a raid-wide "last stand" sort of a thing.... I have no idea if this is what you were talking about Moose. This is what sparked in my mind when you said "epic talents." Now... I'm going to get breakfast.
10-21-2011 @ 11:29AM
For the post 85 talents I can see Blizzard starting a whole new tree. It might even be a universal tree system that's shared by all of the classes. A version of the path of the titans where a player chooses a titan and then picks talents from that path. Of course this will be blown all to hell in about 4 hours.
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