Apr 27th 2009 2:24PM >>"We're not sure what all of [Blizzard's] concerns are.."
This data is protected behind a login on their site. A script like this moves that data to an unprotected format. Because login info can be encoded into the script, the possibility is there for the script to be misused. Causing more Customer Support calls to Blizzard. Which costs them money.
Feb 13th 2009 12:05PM >>"New players won't be able to afford it so why would it 'overwhelm' them"
When implementing something for new players, which costs gold, and is optional, you need to be very careful about
a) having that option appear to be mandatory for gameplay to a player with limited knowledge of the game, and
b) ensuring that any cost associated would fit within the budget of most new players at this level.
The last thing anyone wants happening is new players buying into dual-spec because they think it's necessary, and having it cost them more gold than is comfortable at their level. The quest rewards and loot drops for those nascent levels are veeerryy carefully balanced so that a new(ish) player can take pride in watching their gear get better, while also watching their bank account grow. It's all part of the carefully crafted new player experience. Nobody wants to reduce new players to extra grinding or begging because of something that's really optional.
And, yeah, GC is right, you're still learning to that point. Dual-spec could be confusing.
Level 55 is a perfect opportunity, where a player is comfortable with their class enough to change it up a bit, and they are getting ready to enter dungeons where sometimes spec matters.
Feb 11th 2009 8:42AM The OP seems to forget something.. the DK you fight likely knows your class better than you know his. He was one once.
Jan 7th 2009 10:08PM I would very much like to know why it costs $50 to ship one to Canada. At least, it did last time they were in stock.