So Gamescom is today, that is going to be interesting. I am writing this beforehand though so I have no info to share about the matter. I am just very curious as to what they will announce, I never follow these things and this is the first time I am actually very curious. It must be because I have never been so disappointed in an expansion before, I can’t see any other reason as to why I would wonder so much.
I wonder if they plan to release an expansion earlier then usual, seeing as they are announcing things earlier, the subscribers are down to a new low, 5.6 million WITH tokens. It hasn’t been this low since Vanilla, and then it was climbing upwards, now subs dropping like flies. We can only hope they have been working like mad men with their new team, to make something truly epic, and that WoD was some sort of a test run for something.
If they add another difficulty to raids and dungeons I am going to hurl. But I doubt they will, but if they do…. seriously…
Maybe they will bring back scenarios, tier sets in LFR, fix the professions, guild garrisons, not that I have a guild, but I have seen a lot of people wanting a guild garrison.
Things I hope will change / return.
I kind of miss the justice/valor points, it was a grind but it made dungeons more useful. There is no need at the moment to do dungeons, not for me anyways. I love dungeons, and if there could be some reward to do them after you have gotten the items in there, that would be super.
Dungeons, while I did enjoy a lot of the dungeons they added this expansion, there was not enough of them. More dungeons, not more difficulties.
I hope they do something about the classes, I feel most classes are the same now a days, I don’t feel much uniqueness in them. Most healers feel exactly the same, tanks the same. Only class+role that sort of feels unique at the moment for me is the monk tank. But everyone has stuns, spellsteal, selfheal, everyone can ress assuming you are in a guild etc etc.. I am not saying we should go back to Vanilla when you needed a paladin on alliance to make things easier because of the auras and what not, but somewhere in the middle, where classes feel at least somewhat special. Bring back class quests, unique items to the classes, like weapons, armor, mounts.
If they continue with the garrison they need to fix it, right now I feel it is a very isolating feature. As if there isn’t enough instances in the game, you are now stuck in your own little instance never seeing other adventures. I do like housing features, they are really cool, but I wont call the garrison a housing features. There is barely any customization to be done, you can’t have a random stranger come visit, looking at your place and you can’t visit them to see what they have done. All there is, is minigames, where you send your followers on awesome adventures, while you sit at your post in your garrison waiting for them to come back. It is we who should be out adventuring right?
Professions, I have mentioned them before, and there is not much to say. They are horrible, there is no need to level it. You are gated behind 2 really irritating cooldowns to make yourself currency to buy recipes and to make the material. Hate it, it needs to be improved or just bring back the old system. It’s just an incredibly annoying gated hell right now, just to drag it all out – keep people in game so we have to wait for daily just to make the material and then wait more.
Dailies, while I am not to fond of them, they give me something to do. There was not enough of them this time around, and those that were here was not fun at all. They were just about mob grind, yes dailies are usually that, but this time it was just the same mobs over and over and over again till you had filled your bar, and then that was it. To many of those. Molten Front for example was a good daily hub, I liked that, it was more engaging, you progressed as you did quests as well.
One thing I missed this expansion is a capital city. Whatever sort of village we got now, was disappointing, probably most due to garrison though. Making us go back to garrison to do shipyards and missions. But still, I miss standing in a city full of people doing their shopping, having a chat, showing of their gear and mounts, it just made the world feel more alive for me. I hope they bring back something like Dalaran, a shared capital so you can see both factions. I am not sure, but I guess they didn’t bother with that anymore because of the amount of people that ended up there and it would be laggy? Especially now with the cross server thing?
Obviously more stuff for the non raiders. There isn’t enough outside the world to do when it comes to those who don’t raid. More group quests, more things to hunt, look at the rares, they are not rares and they only drop loot once. Bring back the old rares, make then RARE, and make them drop different kinds of items. More events, maybe something more like GW 2 have where you kill mobs, and the event continues till it spawns a boss or something, or fates from FFXIV, with some rewards for doing them.
Anyways, those are a few things I want fixed or to get back. As I said, I will wait with getting the new expansion till after it has been out for a while no matter how cool it might look.
What are things you would like changed or added?
Before I stop, I am going to show off the latest drawing. A friend, the austrian kangaroo did a shoutout today on youtube, mentioning me. And as a thank you, I made him a little drawing. As he loves kangaroos, that is what I tried to draw. If it looks like one or not, that is for you to judge. It also has a little goatie because, that’s what the man wanted!
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