I Gem for Strength?
Not long ago I was checking out twitter and I came cross a post by @kurnmogh about how Blizzard doesn’t take the time or effort at least in his ideal of the game that they teach us how to play our classes. Back in the old days, it took months to level to the level cap. I’ve heard people took a near year or more to level to 60 and I know back when I started playing, I level 1-80 in Wrath in about a year and half.
Today I level 1-85 on a new server in about 3 weeks time. I played every day for at least 2-3 some times up to 5 hours per day about 3 and half weeks before patch 4.3 came out. That says something and I didn’t have any help and that was nearly 90% questing with some battlegrounds and some 5-mans.
So in the comments I sort of went off about how back when I first started, being my first MMO when I heard people say LFM 1DPS 1Heal then G2G PST. Granted I knew what g2g was, it means Good to Go. But the rest what? I only guessed what the rest met.
This I can understand for someone new, but at the same time, when you buy a phone and people text you short hand, you don’t expect the cell phone company to write you a guide to this. Same with online Messager where people tend to spell ‘you’ as ‘u’ and so on. So I on that front I don’t think it’s their job to teach us that, or to teach us how our classes work, but then again over the years they have added a number of elements to the game telling us.
But still you find bad players, Hunters who gem for strength, non-healing caster geming and taking gear with Spirit. Plate Healers in spirit cloth gear. You get the picture.
Just in short a small post today, not too much more to say about it. This is sort of open discussion about if Blizzard should put some sort of system in the game to alert a player when they are doing something wrong.
As it stands right now, with the new talent system, they basically are taking away the choice, where say I’m a hunter and well I don’t want to take X skill, in some cases you’re doing it right, but others you’re hurting yourself.
One good example is a Beast Mastery Hunter not taking Bestial Wrath because he wants to take something else and be different. No you’re not being different you’re being a huntard and hurting your DPS as a result. Blizzard now will just give our classes all we need to have and when we spec into something we get all that stuff too.
So the question is, what kind of change do you think is needed? Do you think they should add some sort of system that prevents a mail shaman from wearing leather or cloth? Such a system would hurt role-playing for starters. Maybe putting in a warning if you put in a blue gem in a red slot, it tells you this is not the best and you should use X gems. It’s a matter of choice and I suppose some people will say that is dumbing the game down. Maybe it is what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this.
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Author: Richard Arellano
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