Greetings fellow advocates of the best class ever! I'm a warrior addict. Ever since I tasted the "nectar of the gods" the first time I went full burst in end game gear, I've been suckling on that sweet, sweet nectar for many a long year. I main a warrior and have 3 more 90 warriors, I have a 90 of ever other class and I play them all to an end game standard and have 9/9 gold on most of them...but they aren't a warrior. All this to say that I'm nervous, excited maybe but mostly nervous. I don't envy the developers one bit, most of us have grown to love the extensive arsenal of abilities at our disposal; it feels so compelling to have a button for every situation. This makes the challenge in PvP and in PvE, knowing your opposition and clinically reacting to each situation with the right button. The perfect spell reflect in an Arena game, or the perfect tank saving disarm: these are what define us, and make warriors so special. So can we as the community come along side the developers, not with pejorative complaints, but well-thought out suggestions. I've been talking to many of my fellow end game players, people who elevate the game to an artisan level, I've bounced my ideas off them and they in turn bolstered me to put those thoughts out to the community, hopefully to strike a similar chord with you readers, and in turn gain the attention of those who are looking for this kind of positive constructive feedback.
My major concern with warriors at the moment is 3 talent tiers in specific: Level 60, Level 90, and Level 100. Since I'm a X11 multiclasser I'm very familiar with each class and their respective talent trees. I've been keeping up with their respective 100 talent proposals. I've been impressed with the 'synergy' and unity of design so far with most classes....and then I look at Warrior. It's quite confusing and shows very little evidence of unity of design or concept.
Right now its 'too' good. I'm ashamed to say it. We have to be real here. We have a treasure trove of insane options. Those of us that have been around this long know however that "With great talents, come great nerfs". We may be able to have Dragon Roar, and Bladestorm, AND Ravager, but in the end they'll have to nerf each to quell the mage tears...I'll add warlock tears too. It's too good. They can do better and this is what I suggest and why:
60 Talents: Stun / utility row: Storm Bolt, Shockwave...makes sense! lets add another utility talent to this row and take Dragon Roar out. Something unique like a Electrified Shield spell reflect where enemy spell casts inflicted during a 4 second duration would be reflected and stun the caster (2 second PvP). Essentially a Brisled Fur for PvE tanks, and a Anti-wizard cleave talent for PvP warriors.
90 Talents: AoE row: Here is where we put Dragon Roar, Bladestorm, and Ravager. All of these are such amazing AoE abilities that each deserve to be truely epic in nature. if we get all 3 they'll be lack-luster. Also this keeps the Synergy between these abilities and other talents such as bloodbath.
100 Talents: Damage Boost tier: Here you have Anger Management, Ignite Weapon, and Bloodbath. This creates really strong synergy with other talent rows and establishes a very important unity of concept and design.
You might have thought: Uh...what about Avatar? Well sorry. Avatar needs to go. Its really too good of an idea for a game that has to be balanced to some degree. Its either too good, or not good enough to be worth taking. The is CD too long for what it does, t'was OK when it generated rage but now there is no incentive to use it over the quick 1 min CDs that synergize well with the other abilities. Plus after playing D3 barbarian that visual effect was so underwhelming I wanted to cry.
I want to hear what you think of this and of course you are all going to have your own ideas, lets hear them, but put careful consideration into what you say. The Devs are 10 years jaded on hearing hyperbolic pleading on why your class deserves the next super-awesome-kill-everything-with-one-keystroke ability.
Most importantly: Keep Calm and Warrior On.