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That is the kind of change most are fine with. Though, there is also a chance and some people saying they also want the relative player power to decrease in the process to give the old content a semblance of being relevant.
With what you mentioned, I am fine.. no problem. Decreasing relative player power (which might.. possibly happen) is something I would hate and very much so. And I feel many people would be angered by it.
Item squish will be truly amazing. Some of us have been working almost 9 years on the same character now, slowly increasing it's power over the years. And now people are asking to simply undo half the work. Guess character progression isn't something that belongs in RPGs anymore these days.
How about we lower peoples wages by 50% and tell them nothing will change
One thing to add
The oldest CPU I have ever owned was a 1995 laptop, with 320 MB of ROM, 32 MB of RAM, running Windows 95.
I played around with a mathematics program on it as part of an assignment for programming class. I was attempting to see the max limit in mathematical preformance before there was "noticable" lag on the computing preformance.
The first time I noticed a slight lag in time of calculation was when it was solving 54 equations/second using 52-56 digit equations.
WoW will NEVER reach the point that computations in game will slow ANY device capable of running the minimum requirements for the game.
So, the entirety of the Item Squish really boils down to big numbers v small numbers. (Theres also the affects on soloing, with most of the supporters for item squish going "fuck soloing, ALL RAIDS SHULD BE UNSOLABLE 4EVA", and most of the ones AGAINST the squish worrying about how it will affect soloing)
So dont be bringing in BS about big numbers causing strain on the CPU, because WoW won't even get into 13 digit computations within its lifetime.
I hope there wont be any squish in next expansion, the big one.
What i really want is Pandaria gear 2.0. I mean we'll start with blues at 450, heroic items at 476 and so on up to 550-600 maximum.
Or... squish ilvl to cataclysm, could work too.
Hope it goes ahead, up until Cata (more so in vanilla and TBC) getting upgrades seemed to give a better feeling (personally) of power augmentation now it just seems...meh "545 strength instead of 500 ok guess that's good"
It may all be relevant percentage wise but smaller numbers just feel better (again personal opinion).
Nothing has been confirmed, only said "might happen in the next expansion."
Plus number squishing is a waste of time to fix something that doesn't really matter.
In other words.. alienate their player base for no good reason. It might be that they were considering it, but they were considering a lot of methods. That doesn't make it a lie. It just makes what I mentioned the most logical of the bunch because decreasing the relative player power would cause a lot of rage in the community, I can tell you that. And why? For no good reason whatsoever. The cons of that outweigh the pros.
That might be so, but there is a reason it's outdated content. Just don't touch it, and just don't touch relative player power. If Blizzard does do so, they risk creating a large flamestorm. At least, that's what I think.
Its crazy how many of you guys are getting hung up on the soloing aspect. Soloing WILL NOT be affected.
YES! I just hope they don't half ass it and we end up with 100k HP like in Cataclysm. Go all the way, I want BiS tanks to have 5-10k~ HP by the end of the expansion!
Obviously farming / soloing older content is a big part of our game at this point, so I'm hoping they'll keep that around.
Otherwise - very happy.
Muh old content. Blizzard doesn't balance the game around old content. If you can't solo it anymore, then deal with it. It was never intended to be solo'd anyway.
Oh no, guys! Our raids that required people in the past might require them again! Whatever will I do, my poor friendless self?!
Bring friends and make reservations over items if you're so worried. Seriously?
If they won't come, find people. After all, not everyone is worried about mounts, or certain items.