1. #58681
    I seem to recall counterspell being a talent for mages, way back when.

    So maybe that's why it doesn't really bother me.

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    I’m enjoying the new talent trees. Looking forward to seeing Shaman, Monk, and (obviously) Evoker talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiriastrasza View Post
    The outcry is from a minority, with luck the race won't change.
    With luck they'll actually listen to the valid feedback that this race doesn't resemble the WoW art style at all and give it the revamps it needs. Doesn't need to be beefy, just needs to look more like any of the WoW dragons do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    Tbf, the people who won't pick up an interrupt are probably the same ones who don't interrupt anyway or possibly even have it on their action bar.

    I doubt its really as big of an issue as people are making it out to be other than it just makes it more visible to others.
    Will likely never happen for Death Knights because passive rune regen is locked behind both Mind Freeze and Icebound Fortitude. The Spec trees look solid for DKs but the class tree needs major work.

    Rune regeneration shouldn't be locked behind Mind Freeze because you don't always need Mind Freeze for all content (ie: some raid bosses) but you always need Runic Empowerment or Corruption.
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  4. #58684
    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed010 View Post
    Rune regeneration shouldn't be locked behind Mind Freeze because you don't always need Mind Freeze for all content (ie: some raid bosses) but you always need Runic Empowerment or Corruption.
    That's always gonna be true for anything, its part of the nature of a tiered tree that requires investment in previous tiers. A balance druid doesn't need increased healing or better range on other forms for most fights, but they still want sunfire.

    Going into rune regeneration is 6 of your 31 class talent points. Is one of them being an interrupt not used on some bosses really a big deal?

  5. #58685
    I think the new talents are a bit safe and boring, especially since they seem to just be repackaging the classes / specs. But saying things like a "petless" UH is dumb - nobody is not going to take that talent, you need it for half the tree, so it's basically baseline. That's the new design. Theoretically you "could", but that is what Blizz was saying when they said you could make bad choices.

    The specs are clearly supposed to take certain talents to be functional. They've just moved abilities you learned through leveling in the spell book into talents to make them seem more impressive than they are.

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    I'm betting we get 3-4 classes a week until they're all done, then Alpha will launch. Similar to how they rolled out the Legion spec previews - were those all done before we saw the alpha / beta?

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    I am curious as to what they do with DH. Surely that class doesn't have enough over the last 3 expansions to cover an entire class + spec tree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiriastrasza View Post
    The outcry is from a minority, with luck the race won't change.
    I'm going to worry about them getting female worgen'd until they're actually playable.

  7. #58687
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiivar86 View Post
    I seem to recall counterspell being a talent for mages, way back when.

    So maybe that's why it doesn't really bother me.
    counterspell has always been baseline, though Improved Counterspell (4 Second Silence) did exist as a talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    That's always gonna be true for anything, its part of the nature of a tiered tree that requires investment in previous tiers. A balance druid doesn't need increased healing or better range on other forms for most fights, but they still want sunfire.

    Going into rune regeneration is 6 of your 31 class talent points. Is one of them being an interrupt not used on some bosses really a big deal?
    Except Balance has two paths get to Sunfire and both have at least some benefit against bosses compared to DKs. So yes, spending 6 of your class talent points just to get any form of resource regen is bad design.

    It doesn't need to be perfect but there shouldn't be 1 path only to get rune regeneration, especially since it's an actually required talent. It doesn't need every path to link to it but there's no reason it should require 6 points for Blood & Unholy to get a required talent and have to waste always 3 points to get there.

  9. #58689
    So after looking at the talents. . .
    Thought there should only be a little throughput in the class tree. Instead half of your spec is there. Shows how weak class fantasy over spec fantasy is at this point that the tree is effectively three mini spec trees where you'll want to almost completely fill your spec first and then pretty much have to pick whatever throughput is on other specs.
    And then the spec specific tree has quite a lot of utility you'll almost never pick in a raid unless your raid leader specifically asks you to pick it for an encounter. And I hope people pick up their utility for M+ . . .

    Still plenty of good ideas there. Definitely need a calculator for a more informed opinion.

    Let's hope they listen to feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    I think it is clear you are likely hardcore but have moved the line for what constitutes hardcore for whatever reason. That isn't a casual mindset in the slightest. It isn't great that a build can be bad. It doesn't mean there is any more choice then if all builds are good. It just means that players can punish themselves through ignorance or choice by picking a bad option. That is far from great. Great would be that there are no bad choices.
    I only do lfrand the occasional normal mode raid and low level m+ dungeons. I play a lot of world content. About 15 hours a week. I don't think that's hardcore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    I think it is clear you are likely hardcore but have moved the line for what constitutes hardcore for whatever reason. That isn't a casual mindset in the slightest. It isn't great that a build can be bad. It doesn't mean there is any more choice then if all builds are good. It just means that players can punish themselves through ignorance or choice by picking a bad option. That is far from great. Great would be that there are no bad choices.
    How is it any different to classic WoW? You will likely be able to load loadoats via string with an addon on day 1 of the expansion with the best all around talent build. For players that don't want to engage with the system it will be incredibly trivial to set up the tree.

    For players like myself who like to tinker with different builds and specs it will be great. I cant wait to be a holy dps paladin for world content. Theres tons of fun to be had with the system for players like myself. Sure ill have the cookie cutter specs like everyone else for important content, but it will be fun to have goody bad specs too.

    Also this massively improves the leveling experience too. Getting an ability, or talent every single level is big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    How is it any different to classic WoW?
    It isn't that different and that was one of the problems with the classic way. Bad choices and cookie cutter builds. One of the reasons why Blizzard abandoned that style of talents in the first place. It is all just an illusion of choice and having bad options ensures they don't get picked except for the meme or troll builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    It isn't that different and that was one of the problems with the classic way. Bad choices and cookie cutter builds. One of the reasons why Blizzard abandoned that style of talents in the first place. It is all just an illusion of choice and having bad options ensures they don't get picked except for the meme or troll builds.
    And is that any different from retail? With retail there's cookie cutter builds for every spec anyways. At the very least, a talent tree adds more options for hybridity between specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutineer View Post
    I'm going to worry about them getting female worgen'd until they're actually playable.
    This is why I'm against the minority getting the revamp they think they deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticj View Post
    And is that any different from retail? With retail there's cookie cutter builds for every spec anyways. At the very least, a talent tree adds more options for hybridity between specs.
    Yeah idk. I think its plainly obvious that the DF talent trees are better than MoP or Vanilla ones. You have a class tree and a spec tree. Having a class tree allows for a lot of niche specs. A spec could be created for one purpose. 1 single raid boss or dungeon. You could have a different spec for different end game zones.

    Maybe you have an aoe speedy spec for launch zones, and one with stuns, interrupts, single target damage for zones that are more difficult. Think The top part of Timeless Isle. Even a geared character could be nearly one shot if not doing the mechanics properly.

    If people don't want to deal with the system its fine, but it doesn't hurt anyone that the new system exists. I can maybe see an argument for making super important things like interrupts baseline, but in general the system could and I think will be much better.

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    Anduin's narration is like a joke, being used as a foil for Sylvanas and thrown away like a used condom.

    Metzen and c.o = let's make a charismatic and brutal picture

    Danuser = let's make all the characters sad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    But the big critique point for allied races was that most of them just felt like they should have been customization options in the first place, hence Blizzard giving us potential allied races as customizations instead for Shadowlands (Wildhammer Dwarves, Sand Trolls, High Elves and Darkfallen). You don't need racials, a specific starting zone or an ingame tooltip calling you XY to be a race if you have the right customization options now. Again, "rules are just a framework". I'm quite sure that blizzard would release highmountain tauren or lightforged just as customization options if they would do them now. Which is fine, and again exactly what people wanted since BfA.
    Look, you respond on what you want. But I find your critique just off and I was pretty clear and this was not what what we were talking about. Not sure why are you telling me this, as I already responded to you directly wich you ignored.

    Again, I already explained this to you and sand trolls and high elves are exactly what this was about. They allow you to rp without directly saying that you are a sand troll, this is for your own interpetation. Meaning you can rp as one from zul farrak or you can say no hes from uldum. Thats the point, but none of what you make of it is perse canon. Which is fine, but you can't say they dont need racials of other theme options as some fact as I would have loved some ingame mention that sand trolltribe actually joined the trolls. Its just your opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Look, you respond on what you want. But I find your critique just off and I was pretty clear and this was not what what we were talking about. Not sure why are you telling me this, as I already responded to you directly wich you ignored.

    Again, I already explained this to you and sand trolls and high elves are exactly what this was about. They allow you to rp without directly saying that you are a sand troll, this is for your own interpetation. Meaning you can rp as one from zul farrak or you can say no hes from uldum. Thats the point, but none of what you make of it is perse canon. Which is fine, but you can't say they dont need racials of other theme options as some fact as I would have loved some ingame mention that sand trolltribe actually joined the trolls. Its just your opinion.
    No, Danuser actually said that all new customization options are "lore approved" before Shadowlands came out. I can't really comprehend how you think they are not canon lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    No, Danuser actually said that all new customization options are "lore approved" before Shadowlands came out. I can't really comprehend how you think they are not canon lol.
    I dont think you get it what I said at all, you make that pretty clear on what you choose to respond to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry123 View Post
    Anduin's narration is like a joke, being used as a foil for Sylvanas and thrown away like a used condom.

    Metzen and c.o = let's make a charismatic and brutal picture

    Danuser = let's make all the characters sad
    I wouldn't go as far as naming it a joke but your comment is funny as hell xD "Danuser = let's make all the characters sad " should become my new sig. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry123 View Post
    Anduin's narration is like a joke, being used as a foil for Sylvanas and thrown away like a used condom.

    Metzen and c.o = let's make a charismatic and brutal picture

    Danuser = let's make all the characters sad
    What? Anduin's narrative 'till Shadowlands was boring as hell. He finally got some character this expansion.

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