YEAH i love it but nothing new about hunters and wtf is up with hunters having such a small pet list i mean why can't i tame a druid ha ?
Archaeology seems really cool. Imagine going back to the park of stormwind or something, completely destroyed, only to find out that all this time there was an artifact buried down there all along! and get some cool reward for it.
I love that he said "boomkin" at the end :D
the new tree of life form is a game breaker. Let me give you a perfect example: Take a fight like Marrowgar, lots of movement, damage from fires popping up under people, etc. If for some reason there is extra damage making going TOL "necessary" while you're reaching for the button to go into TOL several things are happening: 1. you're not healing in that moment. 2. people are still taking damage. 3. You're probably not moving the way you should be either. Result? wipe
I like everything but the Tree of Life part >.< I'll miss being a tree :(Oh well... Cataclysm is gonna be so epic.
Right now Tree of Life is a requirement if you're going to do any serious dungeons/raids. My thing about the tree changes is the balancing. As long resto druids can still put out the same amount of healing in vanilla form that they put out in tree form now (after stat/gear re-balancing and talent reworking), then I'm fine with it. BUT...If you're going to make Tree of Life function as if it was some kind of glorified trinket (which is basically what it's adding up to), then make it just that, a BONUS. It should not a critical part of gameplay anymore. Having to budget my FIVE MINUTE shapeshift cooldown with a mere 45 second duration is going to get very, VERY annoying when I'm in the middle of a boss fight that doesn't let up and lasts 3-4 times longer than the shapeshift duration.Main Tank:"Where'd our heals go? We just lost half our DPS and the off tank!"Resto Druid: "Sorry guys, my tree form was on cooldown. I now officially suck at healing 85% of the time."
Druids will be balanced to heal effectively on normal caster form. The Tree will just be an oh shi- button that will give a high boost to healing when you use it.
Sorry, earlier comment was kind of off topic.As far as the Cataclysm release date goes I really can't see this being released in November. There just seems to be too many bugs and allot of content that has not yet been added for testing. (And yes i do have a beta key)No I'm not going to give any examples or list the things that are broken and bugged with the current beta build. They're other forums for that. Now don't get me wrong Blizzard could have some major patches in works for the near future that could sway my doubts. But at the pace the beta is going at the moment i wouldn't be too surprised of December or early 2011 release. Regardless of when Cata will be released I think it will be well worth the wait.
well theres always the chance that the chaos corrupts another titan lord and he becomes a major baddie and azeroth is destroyed and we all have to move to another demention.
"Will we ever see 'Classic' servers?"I'd like to see, sadly, Blizzard won't give me that chance =(
Tree form on cooldown...?As my main being a druid(bear main spec/moonkin offspec) i find this change rather odd. Isn't being able to change forms whenever i want the whole aspect of being a druid? I mean that's the main reason i wanted to roll a druid. I get to turn into a bunch of different animals, which is pretty cool. I mean could you imagine if bear form had a cooldown? "Sorry guys can't tank right now bear is on cd..." just lol. As far as showing off your gear there's plenty of time for that hanging out in the cities or what not. If I wanted to see my gear all the time i would of rolled a different class. Plain and simple putting a cooldown on druid forms is not fun. It's like "sure I'm a druid... for only 30sec of every 2min...but yea I'm a druid..."
We will have more expansion to deal with the more powerful threats to the world. Right now, with all the shattering of the world and the increased activity of Faceless ones and Naga during Cataclysm, I could see the next expansion being focused at the Great Sea, main antagonist being an Old God (or maybe the Three) with Aszhara as a very powerful servant of it/them.On an unrelated note, Sinestra have been confirmed to be the "horrifying secret" beneath the Bastion of Twilight.
Wow I am so excited about Archaeology!I need to look for a set of digging clothes for my Hunter. A spade, a hat, and overalls methinks.