Dragonflight Class Design Progress Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We feel it would be useful to let everyone know where we are in the development of Dragonflight classes and talent design. With the next Beta/PTR build, we’re transitioning away from spending the majority of our time on the design iteration of the new talent trees, and we’re now primarily focused on fixing bugs and tuning the game. This includes balancing talent choices against each other and tuning the throughput of each class. We want to ensure that we release an expansion of the highest quality for this incredible community.

That being said, the new talent systems constitute a tremendous change to the game and represent a fundamental overhaul to how classes and specializations are customized by players. It is our expectation that we will be making adjustments based on your feedback throughout the expansion’s lifetime. We greatly appreciate all of your testing and feedback thus far, and we’re looking forward to delivering improvements to all of the talent trees in content updates throughout Dragonflight.
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  1. Gasparde's Avatar
    Well, there goes any hope for paladins then, sigh. Maybe 2025 Rets will be allowed to exist in PvE - but I'm sure that the simple additon of Spellwarding is not only the most one could to with that spec, it's surely also the only thing that Ret needed to guarantee a raid spot.
  1. Lucrece's Avatar
    Anyone who pretended this expansion would not be rushed was fooling themselves. Beta by August coming to release candidate in 2 months max in terms of design.

    This filthy company deserves to die, Riot's MMO and FFXIV's 7.0 update can't come soon enough.
  1. [Apok]'s Avatar
    Shaping up to be another rushed shitshow...
  1. Dwarfbeater's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucrece View Post
    Anyone who pretended this expansion would not be rushed was fooling themselves. Beta by August coming to release candidate in 2 months max in terms of design.

    This filthy company deserves to die, Riot's MMO and FFXIV's 7.0 update can't come soon enough.
    man who hurt you
  1. Relapses's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarfbeater View Post
    man who hurt you
    Yet another of the proud subsection of ex-WoW players whose entire online persona is defined by hating Blizzard.
  1. El Gucaragua's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarfbeater View Post
    man who hurt you
    Blizzard ya numnutz
  1. Swnem's Avatar
    Well... at least this time they listened a bit to the feedback. Baby steps.
  1. Verissaugh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swnem View Post
    Well... at least this time they listened a bit to the feedback. Baby steps.
    Paladins is asking where did they do that?
  1. Mysterymask's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    Yet another of the proud subsection of ex-WoW players whose entire online persona is defined by hating Blizzard.
    The best part is they will scream and bitch about it to the Amazon guy delivering their collectors edition
  1. Migg's Avatar
    The druid class tree is still practically unchanged from the initial reveal months ago lol

    I guess it's RIP for them then
  1. Unlimited Power's Avatar
    I'm glad enhancement shaman is looking solid at the moment, then. I'm sorry for the people who aren't satisfied with the current incarnation of their choice of class spec.
  1. leviathonlx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migg View Post
    The druid class tree is still practically unchanged from the initial reveal months ago lol

    I guess it's RIP for them then
    The main issue areas were the spec trees which did get needed changes.
  1. bluesock's Avatar
    Rip shadow priests, they completely gimped the tree and now left it for dead. Classic blizzard.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    lets be honest . DF release date should be december but 2023 not 2022.

    its gonna be enormous fiasco - it will take them a year after launch to untangle this mess.

    what a complete joke - all so they can sell it by the end of Q4 2022.
  1. Siuo's Avatar
    damn they almost made moonkin playable - sad the gainer/spender design is still in the game 3 xpacs later
  1. varren's Avatar
    Oh dear. BFA 3.0 incoming.
  1. Forum Man's Avatar
    well i was gonna head to the market for some salt and vinegar but this thread has given me enough to make all the jerkey in the world
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by [Apok] View Post
    Shaping up to be another rushed shitshow...
    yeah. the same crap again. the 3rd or 4th time. rush, release halfassed shit, fix it till last patch, throw it away and start next xpac. that idiots will never learn tbh. maybe when they reach 100.000 players and realize it’s too late. what giant morons.

    but hey, at least this time they have not even one of their shitty game features, like Covenants, at all. So, since they not changing classes while xpac is running, they can chill this time all day long. Cheap. What lousy lazy loosers.

    So, bye bye any new, interesting Rogue talents. Welcome Rogues to another round of nothing new. Welcome Ret Paladins to another round of uselessness. Welcome Shamans with another 5 cheap shit changes. Welcome Druids, to your unganged tree. Welcome Warlocks to another round of „oh sorry, forgot you existing“. Sorry Monks, for keep being forced into your niches.

    Hunters and Warriors at least got some attention.

    Yeah, nice rushed shit show. Again.
  1. Icecat's Avatar
    I would personally love for a few classes to get another one or two passes, but I understand that they can't delay the game indefinitely... This production cycle has felt so distinct from typical Blizzard — they're trying to get this out ASAP and earn back some goodwill after Shadowlands.

    For the majority of specs, the talents themselves are in a workable state. Not perfect, maybe still deeply flawed, but workable. I want to stay positive and say that one of the advantages of Dragonflight's lack of systems is that they can focus on tuning this in the longterm. Is that cope? Reading it back, it sounds like cope.
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by varren View Post
    Oh dear. BFA 3.0 incoming.
    Codename: SL 2.0

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