isnt proving grounds brawlers arena?
Honestly, I would see Raid scaling (either raids up, or us down) as one of those ideas where people are like OH YEA SO COOL for maybe a month... three months? Then they fall by the wayside again. I'm not saying it won't be this (it's more likely than most things I've seen in the thread), but I think many people actually enjoy going back and soloing as much of old content as they can. As it is, my guild is pretty much dead outside of various raid times (there's 4 raid groups in our guild that all run at different times/days), and no one ever seems interested in going back to do achievements they missed, let alone a full raid.
I would be 100% on board with cross-faction grouping. I have many friends on horde side on my server where my main is ally, and would really enjoy even just doing the odd 5 man with them when I can.
It would be cool if they could somehow introduce sub-classes.....just a thought anyway.
Given the theme of the expansion, the fact that it is not very popular and Blizzard wants it to be and that sometime ago some blue hinted at some changes coming concerning this feature, I would say:
LF Rated Battleground
Proving grounds is announced, we know something about it and it's not that feature
'X-realm' combining unbalanced servers into balanced x-realms without actually merging them but work as 1 realm otherwise ingame.
Five Common MMO-C Misconceptions:
1. If I'm burnt out on WoW, the game must be less exciting than it was in BC/Wrath.
2. If Guild Wars 2 can do it, WoW should have done it 4-9 years ago.
3. Anything I don't get free is another way to milk the players for money.
4. "Don't hate me because I disagree" is a good way to shut down dissenting arguments.
5. GC is the root of all WoW's problems. Now that he is gone the game will be perfect again.
For all of you hoping for cross faction, you guys really forgot what world of warcraft is about..
Remember when shamans where horde only and paladins alliance only.
We used to gank eachother in front of instance portals without the possibility to just fly away.
Where is the hate!! sissies!
ORCS FTW, FOR THE HORDE AND FOR HELLSCREAM!
I still think with the Horde vs. Alliance theme, the struggle over Pandaria will spread to Azeroth. I see there being Raid Scenarios where you raid a capital. Who knows, it could even be in the actual world where people in the cities will be caught in the conflict even if they didn't queue. Imagine a Horde zeppelin flying into Stormwind or an Alliance gunship gliding over Orgimar once per day.
player housing together with a revolutionised inventory system that allows you to keep whole sets of gear in your inventory, maybe together with fun items and tabards in a separate tab like mounts or pets
Blizzard adds Ventrilo into the wow interface to replace the native voice chat.
Another big change, could be something as simple as tabard storage or a dyeing system for gear.
But I hope it's player models.
"When i am done with you, you won't trust your own mind."
I think the surprise is that Galleon will spawn during the day!