Oh for whoever said that thing about finding a use:
Screw you and your boring tunnelvision dps cooldowns only way of thinking.
Ever heard of vanity spells?
I loved Eyes of the Beast. If it came back as a glyph, would I would be so happy! I didn't get a Devilsaur in time on my hunter before it was removed, so I would love another chance to run around as a Dinosaur. :P
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As for reducing all the utility and defensive cooldowns, they are at this point bloat. Most bosses have abilities that essentially enforce the use of cooldowns because tanks have so many of them now. If we had less defensive cooldowns and utility cooldowns, Blizzard could change their encounter design to match it.
And I have put though into it. As for work, this is a forum. I made a suggestion because I am currently unsatisfied with the massive amount of bloat that fills my action bars. It's Blizzards job to put work into it.
I wouldn't eliminate Crusader Strike, I would eliminate Hammer of the Righteous. Probably Consecration too. If they want to design Paladins like Rogues, then they need to make Paladin AoE like Rogues' too. Give Divine Storm to Protection. Remove cooldown, greatly increase mana cost, have it apply five stacks of Censure. Bam, Paladin AoE design is done. The current model is overwrought, with needless delay that causes Paladin AoE to fall short on low health targets.
OMG 13:37 - Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Cleave unto me, and I shall grant to thee the blessing of eternal salvation."
And His disciples said unto Him, "Can we get Kings instead?"
I suppose that this is what GC meant when he said that it was so difficult to cut skills on hunters cause everytime they think of one it turns out to be a big favourite.
But then, a guy like yourself comes around and somehow manages to actually "despise" it and feel how it's diminishing his enjoyment of the game. I just so can't relate to that. It's remarkable, fascinating, really. I don't even know how one gets himself in such a mindset. I seriously ask myself how you people do it. It sure is tilting at windmills for Blizzard.
if you remove a vanity skill that has nothing to do with combat, people who loved it will complain. not to mention it does NOTHING to help with the issue of having too many buttons to press.
if you remove one of those "increase this for X seconds" CD and bake it's effect into another CD or just buff the rest to make up for it, hunters will get happy to have less buttons to press.
I would say that they removed it because they found some exploits that were possible for it and couldn't be bothered fixing it. There is no reason to remove it otherwise, the tech is already there, it does no harm letting it stay.
as a warlock, I want to take glyph of felguard, soulwell and shadow bolt.
I can't, because nightmares, falling meteor, eye of kilrog and enslave demon are more useful. (and I still have to choose one to discard)
Because it was bloat.
Originally Posted by Offhand
At the present time, Blizzard is in a situation where *it can't win anymore* the community is so big and large that is absolutely useless trying to take anything that is said on the forums for good, they still try I personally don't know why they bother.
So, while the removal of volley have been decided to remove bloat and streamline the AoE rotation, this probably is a decision that has been taken like this:
the point that I cannot stand is that lot of people that post here have this kind of weird image where probably designers in wow are some kind of sadists that go to work wearing latex and bringing whips and cuffs with them, then scourge the forum to drink your tears and make changes so that they can feed on more of themDesigner1: *looking at the hunter spellbook (not action bars, spellbook)* Jesus there's so much crap in here, we have to start trying to cut off some stuff
Designer2: Difficult to say, do you remember all those tears when we removed Volley?
Desiger1: Right o' I do remember indeed. What is the least used ability right now?
Designer2: *looka t statistic and tracing* we have some thousands of hunters, except for rotation abilities seems that Eye of the beast is used by [extremelysmallpercentageofpeople]
Designer1: well let's kick it out then, we have to start somewhere
EDIT: Btw I do find that it would be nice to keep it as a glyph and they should go that way like they did with a lot of others skills
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I remember hiding behind a tree in Elwynn forest, just outside of Goldshire. I'd use my cat to murder lowbies, and nobody knew where I was.
I really do miss eyes of the beast it was such a pointless waste of time but it was fun
Blizz really needs to understand the meaning of bloat
Having ten thousands buttons to press in a dps rotation is a bloat having a fun meaningless ability that sits somewhere on your taskbar that you use for shits and giggles isnt