I have read the replies and I apologize for not expressing my thoughts clearly enough, and possibly for making this thread.
I did NOT misread the tweet. I did NOT try to imply that soloing at level 100 is already known to be doomed. Please note that the title of the thread is completely valid and true, for example. My thought was somewhat different - that, given the extreme scarcity of info on the topic, the tweet was probably bad news for soloing at level 100 as well even though it was discussing soloing at lower levels. I have failed to express this thought well enough (and adding a couple of paragraphs to the bottom of this post yesterday evidently didn't help much). Sorry for that.
Thanks for listening.
Recent tweet from Celestalon:
Reproducing the entire exchange here:
Aelo: I keep seeing promises that the item squish won't affect soloing capabilities, but is this for all characters or only level 90s?
Celestalon (Blizzard): All.
Celestalon (Blizzard): That is to say; the squish won't affect soloing capabilities, but other changes may. Soloing at low levels isn't a balance focus.
So much for "if you can solo something now, you will be able to solo it later". Who is going to bet that something *will* indeed make it harder or impossible to solo content that is soloable now? Because that "isn't a balance focus".
That's why we asked and asked and asked Blizzard what exactly are they going to do to make sure the squish won't affect the soloing capability. To which they gave no answer. It's like they just now realized that hey, yeah, there is a problem here, and we don't know how to solve it really, so yeah, it's not a balance focus.
Like I needed one more reason to quit after the recent news of MoP having one more arena season with obvious consequences for expectations of the release date of WoD...
--- Added later:
I see this needs clarification.
No, they aren't saying that soloing at level 100 in WoD isn't a balance target or might suffer, these words relate to soloing at lower levels. If they were saying these things about soloing at level 100, it would have been game over. But, having read Blizz-speak for years, I believe there's ample reasons to worry about soloing at level 100 in WoD compared to level 90 in MoP as well.
Blizzard never deliver bad news like broken promises looking straight in your face. They keep silent, then they grudgingly say some things which can be interpreted as bad news, and then, when it becomes apparent that they dropped the ball, they point to those things they said that could have been interpreted as bad news (and largely weren't, because the fanboys were objecting furiously) and pretend that they were misunderstood and never "actually" promised anything.
That's what I think is happening here.
Maybe my judgement is clouded. Take it or leave it. And time will tell, of course. But yes, I believe soloing at level 100 is in danger and will pretty likely be affected.