When it comes to shamans, no.
FC 2793-2016-8218 - Name: Suoma
I don't "trust" him. Nor do i see any need for trust. He's not my confidante, he's a video game dev.
Official policy by Blizzard employees used to be to reveal very little information about anything to the players. No release dates, soon(tm), no discussions on class balance or direction or anything. GC puts out more information in a day than all combined blue posters used to put out in a month, and truth be told he doesn't have to say anything to us.
Besides, why would he lie? What could he possibly gain from it?
Trying to balance 34 specs and 198 talent choices in both PvE and PvP, while also considering varying gear and skill levels, and attempting to avoid too much homogenization is a lot harder than people seem to make it out to be. I believe GC and the other devs do the best they can. Do they always succeed? Of course not, but I don't think anyone could without making every class a carbon copy of all the others with different ability names. Are things perfectly balanced? No, there's always things that are too powerful or not powerful enough--but I trust GC to recognize when something is wrong and fix it, and to attempt to make the game as enjoyable as possible for everyone across the spectrum. More importantly I'm glad that he approaches changing things with a sense of hesitation and generally waits for a significant amount of proof, rather than just trusting what the community happens to be whining about at any given time.
Originally Posted by FuxieDK
- Removed Lock Pick skill-up.
so true .... many things came from a time where leveling was the majority of the game:
- Reputation grinds - still present in a gimped way
- talent tree's - replaced (could argue about this i guess)
- Pet leveling - removed
- Weapon skills - removed
- Food/drink skill (conjure) - removed
- attunements - removed
- lock picking - removed
ah well, it did gave the non raiding community things to do
Warrior, getting my face smashed in because I love it
"The Perfect Raid Design Drawn by me .
I think he was refering to the fact that when you used to learn conjure food, you could only conjure two of the food, not twenty, and got 2 more every two levels.
God conjuring like five times to have food to eat was terrible...
(Making up levels)
10 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates two food.
12 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates four food.
14 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates six food.
20 - Conjure food rank 2 - Creates two food.
22 - Conjure food rank 2 - Creates four food.
And so on, so that not only was your food a ways behind the food bought from vendors (which it still basically is now) but you also had to cast multiple times to get a stack to eat.
I have no clue who Ghostcrawler - the person Gregg Street - is.. How can I (or anyone else in that matter) actually answer that question reasonably?
Now for the public figure Ghostcrawler..... Well.. The question is, with what can I trust or distrust him? I don't even know which decisions directly interfere with my game experience. For all I know he's Blizzards Tank.. Literally speaking. He's the meat shield in the front, pulling all the aggro from the mob, us..
To me, it appears that he does that purposely, to cover the teams back, so they can work rather undisturbed, and as a side effect get some leads and feedback (which on occasion is even valuable) to be integrated.
So I really don't know whether the question is to be answered either. I respect and admire his thick skin though.
I don't distrust GC, I just view him as incompetent.
But then again I have played since 2004 and dislike change so having someone like GC who has destroyed everything I thought originally made the game great leaves a foul taste in my mouth, I just don't hate him because though he has destroyed everything that I once found great he has also improved everything that was once shitty to make it slightly less shitty.
Someone who says that they dont have a fucking clue what he is doing but is doing it anyway to see what happens?
Yeah... that retard is fucking dumb. I dont trust anything that piece of shit says or thinks about this game.
Sorry about the language but thats the only way to truly flavor how i feel about this developer.
I was saying that most of the time i think he is just a clueless tard who talks out of his ass.
For instance when he was defending taste for blood with his life and saying it was not even remotly near to be changed
because it wasnt a problem.
TFB gets hotfixed to max 3 stacks, then max 1 stack and then totally redesigned.
And now he is talking about shadow priests and that he doesnt really know what makes them insanely op so he is nerfing
a little here and there to see if he finds what it is.
That doesnt strike me as being competent and educated about the game you are developing?!
Maybe thats just me though.
No... i dont trust anything he opens his mouth about.
I'm impressed he's done so well in his job with all the criticism and critiquing that is directed his way. He's handled it much better than I think most people would. I trust him to do what he thinks is best for the game, although many things he does may not really make sense to me, or to other players.