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2-12-2012 @ 7:43AM
Note how GC said we will never have Option 5 become a real thing, as it means a massive overhaul of the mechanics and "isn't something you do in a mature game". Just like they said we'd never have flying in old Azeroth. Or race transfers, and then faction transfers. Or a neutral race. Or the ability to change the look of your armor.While GC may say that he "doesn't like to say never", the company has done it a lot in regards to big changes for WoW, and then eventually surprised us by going back on those words.No joke, the undertaking would be massive, if it were to work correctly. But creating a hybrid out of everyone would be amazingly effective for staying competitive. Truthfully, the rest of your options we have are sounded dated, or extremely fun-sucking if carried too far, but being able to decide where and how to use my character? Fantastic. Maybe I -want- the tank talents for my Mage, and I want him to do it with Fire. Perhaps my Rogue should take the recovery specialization, and use it with a focus on Stealth. Mostly, though, I just want Frost DW DK tanks back.I could see, instead of one "talent tree", we'd have two. First, you select the type: Tank, Heals, or DPS, and then select your flavor, which is individual based on the class. The spells in your flavor stay the same, but their abilities change depending on your type. A Tank Fire Mage would still cast Fireball like the DPS Fire Mage, but the effects would be different.Complicated to enact? Sure. But crazy fun in the world of customization.
2-12-2012 @ 9:12AM
Adding flying, transmog and the way Pandaren are joining either Horde or Alliance is nothing even close to the amount of work that is required to completely redo the game mechanics. Not to mention the massive change that players would have to go through to adjust to the entirely new game. That's also why it isn't done with a mature game, because you already have people heavily invested in the old game play.
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