fantastic idea - won't happen - but i love the concept would be nice to see for sure
It probably wouldn't solve all the issues with pvp, but gc said that it would take same amount of work to create a 4th spec for every class and to create a new class. So I think these are all great ideas and I would love it if these were to get implemented. This would also give them the opportunity to homogenize classes as a whole instead of just specs.
btw.. I hate the idea of another dps priest spec I would love it if they implemented a melee healer like disc was supposed to be instead of creating a new dps spec for priests.
Last edited by Rorschachs; 2013-04-28 at 12:11 PM.
adding a 4 spec per class would be the equivalent of 3 new classes. never going to happen.
While I like those class ideas, I dislike the idea of more balancing requirements for Blizzard.
One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.
I won't lie, I'd like to see a new spec for rogues, like a ranger/sniper spec, just so there's some interesting spec different from the others, I don't think 4th specs will happen, at least any time soon. Blizzard has been doing a good job improving the classes/specs, you can definitely say things have improved since vanilla. For a long time blizzard has focused on balancing the 3 specs with each other other classes specs. Adding a 4th would change a lot and be a lot harder to balance. Besides not all specs need or have a 4th spec. Druids had both bear and cat in the feral spec before, a lot of talents and the basics for both were all there, they just split it in mop. No other class has a 4th spec like that. Some specs people think up don't make sense, because those classes don't need another spec. Also, GC mentioned another thing keeping them from changing classes with all dps specs is because people don't want to be a hybrid. He said, on his twitter, that more people leave from changing classes then from neglecting them.
I don't think 4th specs would be a good idea.
It scares me to see the amount of people asking for the 4th spec. It would only mess things up even more, I mean, if you don't like WoW, go play something else, don't pretend it to change in order to fit you.
creating a new class is creating new animations, new stuff, new tier sets, new lore, new ressource, new gameplay, glyphes...gc said that it would take same amount of work to create a 4th spec for every class and to create a new class
When adding a 4th spec is just adding 4 ou 5 spells, new dots, procs, and some mechanics
But even though I agree that creating a new class takes more time to create I don't agree that it is harder than creating a new spec.
As from what I have read in a very insightful post from someone who has been designing game systems for some years now and coming from my experience that I have been discovering throughout my class concepts.
This is because of the fact that when creating a new class you can create it from a new moulde whereas a new spec would need to be balanced(this is the key word) into the selected class already established moulde so you have to balance the new spec into the class and balance it against other classes.
In short, the new spec piggybacks off the existing class. New classes come from scratch.
Also, no offense, but I take the word of the head of Blizzard system design over yours.