What wrong with the character models? I think they all look really awesome, if you are going to bitch about something how about you provide some reasons for it or better yet just stop playing. Its only FEB3rd, they were shooting for the end of the month for closed beta its not ready yet who freaking cares good lord, they are talking about 6.0, they are already talking pre-order are coming up soon that tells me they are on track for release but just probably not ready for closed beta.
When 6.0 lands, Flex will be called "Normal", and what is currently Normal will be called "Heroic" and what is currently heroic will be called "Mythic", with appropriate raid size changes and flex options. They aren't making a new difficulty or remaking any fights or anything like that.
I don't get why they bring up faction imbalance for Battleground. There is no faction imbalance in amount of players because it isn't only your server that you join when doing Battlegrounds, there will ALWAYS be imbalance in skills however. You can't expect everyone doing Battleground to have the exact same skill level. That is like expecting everyone in school to have the same grades.
The same thing happened at the end of DS. People were complaining they had to relearn their characters while they're trying to down heroic spine and complaining about cooldowns on dispels. It's the last month of the tier if you didn't down it by then, meh.
I wonder what new and exciting things they'll be adding to the store in 6.0.
Awesome. So im now going to have even more fun with casters -_-. I can honestly say that i had a tough enough time vs certain casters already. I thought Ghostcrawler was gone? Warriors are still seeing retarded nerfs.
Mythic is not "just" heroic.
Mythic is 20 man heroic. In WoD they expect you to have every class.
Normal will be fleixible in size, where as now it's only 10 or 25.
This will mean that current heroic teams must adapt to the size difference.
This is not simply a name change. This is step one in the two step process.
Step One: Get heroic to 20-man size. This will buy people time to figure out how they want groups for WoD raiding.
Step Two: Release WoD raid where they expect you to have every class and be prepared for new challenges.
I would suspect they want to break this apart in to two steps, using SoO, because going straight in to the new challenges with your new group may prove frustrating. With SoO they can expect most mythics to have a full understanding of at least SoO reg full clear and at least a few heroic downs. This gives people more of a chance to feel the *group* first without worrying about new mechanics, yet.
So to the person who said "you realize mythic is just heroic" -- I believe you are wrong.
They'd have to re-balance SoO for 20 people though. I don't see that happening when the expansion is maybe a month away from patch day.
Seriously now you're in my interrupt yard?
I do not wan't you on my LAWN...
There will be one more world first competition in SoO for the first ever mythic raid.
They should release that and the new pvp season with 6.0 and let it run for few months so they can balance things before WoD releases. With some luck that might able them to do short and very limited beta with only few trusted players getting in.
I wonder, is it not possible to make moves work a certain way in PvE and have seperate effects once entering a pvp enviroment?
It seems like if they could do that, classes would benefit overall since whatever is made to pve won't affect pvp and vice versa.
It's a theme park solution that doesn't fit well in a game that tries to have immersive world. What they should do is balance and design everything from the get go for PvP needs, and then adjust PvE accordingly. That is the only way to have decent balance and to stop jerking around with skills later on.
the fact that there are people who give a shit about the eyebrows on a model is one of those things about wow that amazes me. who are you people?
The problem, specifically, is that pandas aren't on the same classification level as humans. Pandas are a sub-type of bears. If WoW had introduced "bears" as the race and then allowed you to customize your bear to look like a panda or a black bear -- similar to how you choose human as your race and then can choose to customize skin color, facial features, hair, etc -- maybe then we'd have more available options to customize your "bear". Unfortunately though, because we're limited to "panda only" features, they are mostly going to look the same.