From yesterday’s interview with Ion
There are no plans for another large drop of additional class changes. They wanted to drop large changes and revamps early so there is plenty of time to get feedback and change things.
So we will still have Voidform, we get some kind of Devouring Plague which has to be adjusted because it’s too powerful in certain situations, and some form of Shadow Word Death.
I am beyond aggravated, beyond upset, beyond even caring anymore. They absolutely have no clue what to do with the spec, have no idea how to rework it so that there could be more than one option for playing at all levels, and obviously don’t want to be bothered or commit resources into working it out.
I honestly hope the expansion fails worse than BfA, worse than WoD. They have lost me as a player that gives a damn about what they do. Months of good solid feedback on what is wrong, ideas for improvement, and not a word, just an offhand remark “yeah I think I’ve heard there are some concerns with Shadowpriests” by Ion in Preachgamings closing comments during the interview last week.
The design philosophy at Blizzard now is “this is what we are giving you, we might make some tuning changes if a spec is too strong, take what we are giving you, play it or not, we don’t care”.
Oh, and the writing is on the wall, we will end up grinding the rep with all four factions so we can swap abilities. And just between us, I think that was part of the plan to begin with. Why allow us to just pick one and not play additional hours working on others boosting MAU numbers. So now if you want all possible bonus abilities it will take you 4 times as long to do so.
Swapping Covenants is a hot topic and they want there to be a meaningful choice there. However, if all else fails, they can give up and let players swap when they want but they want to try to save the system before throwing it out.
The artwork will be stellar, the game play will be a slog. I will barely play it. I will get to cap, and log in once or twice a week, maybe.