When it rains, it pours. At least that’s what they say. It sure is relevant considering the new patch that was delivered to us on Tuesday. I don’t even know where to begin, to be honest. I hear more grumblings than notes of excitement, but its to be expected with all of the new changes brought about. I could go over all of the mass changes, but I’ll save that for another post. This is more or less an observation of what I’ve seen “socially” in the game.
I run a somewhat large guild, on live. The guild consists of mostly socialites. We have more than enough raid interested members to fill nearly three 10 man teams. I have only seen a handful of the members impressed with the class changes. The majority have a variety of complaints; ranging from lower dps to complete unfamiliarity with class mechanics. I’m hoping this will all wash over as more people get adjusted.
Don’t get me wrong, there are improvements that most are happy with. I think the Justice Points conversion was a great idea. The fact that we’ll be able to farm points to spend when Cataclysm hits, helps us prepare for level 85.
Guild options have improved, and so has the UI. I’m really digging the new professions feature. I had to remind a few members that we no longer need to link our professions for gem cuts, enchants, etc. Just pop up the guild roster and search through everyone’s profs. Very cool indeed.
I’m still on the fence with Reforging and Mastery. I think Mastery is a cool concept, but everyone just seemed to reforge all their gear to more Mastery. From what I’ve seen in Beta, Mastery will make more sense at level 85. Unfortunately, my beta client hasn’t been working properly lately.
I’ll post more tonight when I find the time. I have some screenshots I’d like to post and discuss. Thanks for looking!