Nov 4th 2011 7:10PM Why even have numbers?
The way the game is designed now, it seems like a tedious process to constantly be changing numbers (unless they have an internal system that outsources the actual numbering). Not to mention creating all that gear and tuning around stuff..
All the numbers are littering the screen, and they don`t make any real sense!
"Oh yeah, I critted 86732 - BOOM! I`m the MAAANN!" whatsthat!?
I mean, numbers are all good and fun - I love numbers. On a spreadsheet, that is..
When fighting bosses, etc, most people filter out the numbers anyway -- why not make it a game of percents?
Make four different classes of hits: normal, good, excellent and crit. Better gear moves you up the ladder, ex. blue gear gives only >=excellent (think fishing).
Every player has a fluctating bar, showing how well you perform according to your potential. A global bar shows overall group/raid performance. No more littering of the screen -- make room for important stuff.
Same thing could be done with the gear. Each spec of each class has a fixed number of combinations (think gem configs: solid, bold, fierce, jagged).
Making gear would be easy peasy. Choose class, spec, config and tier.
Example of percentage of potency at max level:
Quest greens 120%
Dungeon Blues 150%
Raid tier 1 180%
Make it a game of switches and templates, I say!
Jul 23rd 2010 10:39AM I can definetely see the whole concept of social game as an interesting idea, and I can imagine a potential future where everyone runs around with their irl-face as a mask or tabard.
However, it should be entirely optional! Indeed the forum trolling is out of proportion and should have consequences, but there it should stop.
Jul 8th 2010 7:32PM This is inndeed interesting times. The game is getting dumbed down and many unnecessary variables removed entirely.
This will make the game more appealing and avaliable.
I see great potential for PvP, which may benifit hugely by these new changes.
Maybe we all could finally lay down our spreadsheets for good? After all it's just a game..