Feb 16th 2009 9:13PM I see this as another way for Blizzard to try to enforce their expansions upon the whole player base. When TBC came out (and Lich King) they put several minor tweaks into the game to discourage people staying at the previous level cap (60 or, more recently, 70). The most notable and obvious I can point out is the different BG caps- putting 60/70 at the bottom of the food chain instead of leaving them at the top of the bracket.
There will always be people who will play the game in a different, non-conventional way. The only thing keeping me playing the game right now is a variety of twinks that I have (levels 49-70) and the incredibly diverse PVP experience. Dual specs is an EXTREMELY appealing feature to me as it would literally double the amount of characters I could play, and remove the significant burden of gold that respeccing causes on my many characters.
Why not let me use this feature? To try and force me to get WOTLK and level to 80? Am I not just as deserving of this service as the rest of your player base? The answer obviously is no- and frankly if Blizzard isn't careful to cater to their ENTIRE player base, not just the level 80s, then they will continually lose players and membership. The more they think about the entire spectrum of WoW players, the more life and longevity their game will have.
Not allowing classes under 80 the dual spec feature (DUAL SPEC, not duel spec geez) for their stated reason is a complete cop out. Everyone would benefit from dual specs and you know it. Throw me a frickin bone here.
May 1st 2008 2:15AM going good until
snared me by mistake
the lament of the gnomish warlock kiting melee with the gnomish net-o-matic projector
May 1st 2007 1:48PM i have a 49 shaman that i exclusively PVP on, gear is mostly blues from mara with a couple boe blues mixed in and all the 48 rare pvp rewards. I just want to put it out there so you know where I'm coming from.
I feel that being a twinked support class makes me even more powerful than a twinked dps class, assuming gear is equal. Being level 49, gameplay is much more complicated than a level 19 bracket, but different from end-game styles in many subtle ways. If I focus my mana on supporting my teammates, restricting my dps to windfury and an occasional shock, I believe I'm much more valuable to a pvp team than a twinked DPS class.
my two cents
Mar 26th 2007 11:22AM very beautiful. some of the screenshots pictured here could be used for WoW advertisments
Feb 20th 2007 8:03PM oh my god as a hunter PVPer i'd LOVE to defend alliance AV for a couple times. It'd be great to defend the 'bridge of death' instead of watching your team wipe there over and over. After all, the horde base DOES get boring after awhile. Each base has their own intricate differences - i think it'd be real interesting to be able to switch without rerolling an alliance toon and leveling to 60ish.
Feb 12th 2007 11:40AM The male human death sound is the worst. It sounds way too much like.. something else... I won't go any further than that. You all know what I mean and it doesn't need to be said.
Jan 22nd 2007 3:25PM I think a lot of you guys are missing the point on this. I don't have the expansion, and I don't plan on buying it. I am a very casual player now, and my usual week of WoW consists of 1-2 hours in a day, maybe 3 or 4 days out of the week. All I do is PvP. A lot of people scoff at this because they feel that the game isn't viable when one only does PvP, but I really like the speed, excitement, and satisfaction of asserting leadership when I can.
I also spent a lot of time getting the PVP items on my 60. What point is there to grind all the way to 70, and undoubtedly have to go through the same 'gearing up' process again? I'm happy where I am right now, but I'd LOVE a 60 bracket for WSG and AB because right now I'm stuck running AV exclusively because I can't stomach getting absolutely owned by high-60s.
Nov 11th 2006 4:26PM Ditto what roseroyce said.. Is it like a 2 minute consumable or something?
Oct 19th 2006 4:35PM Ohh MUD's..
First and only MUD I ever really got into was one that used to be hosted off of AOL, called Cosrin. This must have been 6-7 years ago, I still get emails sometimes telling me to come back! (apparently it's free now, used to be 4-5 dollars a month)
Oh the days when people actually RP-ed. Text-only games ftw.