I promised the wife I would sleep early tonight so I am going to keep this short. Now it isn’t because of the recent announcement at Gamescon that is making me not sleep. My grandmother passed away and I’ve been trying to come up with memorable and fun stories, I can share at the funeral. Even though my blog posts have been dormant since February, I’ve been continually active with the World of Warcraft community on Twitter, so please follow me @Guntitan.
Back to the expansion announcement. I am excited. Let Hunters tame frogs and I’ll be all set! Just kidding.
The biggest announcement for me is Demon Hunters. I’ve been waiting to play a Demon hunter since WotLK and I was first introduced to Illidan to farm for drops for Warglaives of Azinoth and Cursed Vision of Sargeras. I have successfully gotten the helm on a few toons but unsuccessful at getting the Warglaives. Just to achieve that look would be awesome. Now with the upcoming expansion we can!
No Weapon Drops
I am also excited for no weapon drops.
Why? I always felt progression should be about skill. With gear drops you are also limited with progression by luck. MoP and WoD changed this with personal loot system and changing raiding and introducing flex raiding.
When Guntitan was a full time raider back in WotLK and Cata sometimes we would not be able to move on to the next boss without getting more DPS out of weapon drops. It was such a waste of time waiting week by week for a specific drop.
With the new weapon system we will be encourage to play the game and still be able to progress thru content by getting more powerful without depending on one specific item. We are getting that major determining factor for our DPS from the start and the way for it to get stronger is to play the game.
No PVP Gear
Did you ever spend weeks farming Honor then Conquest just so you can be at the top of Arenas or Rated BGs? It is work. I did this for a gear set on my Warrior back in MoP. I tried to do it in the beginning of WoD for the Warrior transmog set. Frankly when a game becomes work just for an aesthetic look, it no longer becomes fun. What is fun? Smashing face while duel-wielding a set of your favorite looking two handed swords. Getting off the kill shot on an almost dead Horde. Out damaging almost every other class in the BG. Heroic Leaping to your next victim and stunning them so you can dish out some damage. Outlasting a healer class because you are so in-sync with your toon that they cannot break you. Not today you bastard Druid!
End of rant.
Did you enjoy your time in the BG or were you too squishy because you just started farming Honor? I really hope this changes in Legion because I do enjoy PVP for the gameplay and not the Hunt for PVP gear. Especially PVPing on my Warrior.
I really hope with Legion we get to enjoy all aspects of the game without worrying about gear. It already is a time consuming process just to level a toon but leveling is a gated experience meant to let you enjoy content. With the upcoming improvements now we can really enjoy the content. I am looking forward to the next expansion.
‘Til next time…
I really hope Engineering gets a Fel Reaver combat pet.