I'm very relieved to find out they're aware of this. I always liked things like shadowform and moonkin form, because they restrict your options. I wouldn't mind it if they cut down on the number of abilities per character, hard. Maybe put more into talent trees.I'd like for there to be a simple, facerolling tree in at least one class I could play on days when I don't feel like doing something complicated. Just one. Let all the rest have gazillions of abilities, I wouldn't care. I could always switch to the simple thing when my brain feels like its melting.
They counted tracking aswell in the Hunter spells, and thats about ~8 off. I feels like certain classes have a very small amount of abilities to use, and others have a larger pool, which can get rather annoying. But one thing that really annoys me is Shaman totems, since they can take up a fair bit of space on your action bars.
Still, Onimushua, that'd make 50+ abilities while most other classes have 10-20 less, it's alotFurther, I for one have always wanted more abilities, not less, I do play a Rogue though, and we don't exactly have tons of choices. A few more would be nice, but it'd no doubt complicate matters.
Oh no....they think we need "interesting" aoe :( I like my hurricane/rain of fire style AoE LEAVE IT ALONE dangit. I hate when they add complication to try to make it "interesting" for me interesting is getting to watch a pile of mobs be roasted by lightning while I channel it. Also, yes the spellbook on some classes is pretty clunky but doesn't seem like a huge problem.
The only problem with having to use so many abilities in any given situation (core abilities aside) is having enough hotkeys within reach. Not everyone has a Razer Naga or a G15. Personally, I try to keep similar skills to the same hotkeys across classes and try to limit the skills within reach to just the two main bars (12 buttons each). That's 24 abilities, macros or forced procs (pots, trinkets, short-term buffs) within "easy" reach. I think it's too many. There's just not enough room for all the "necessary" skills for most classes.Fire MageTop bar: Flame Orb | Blink | Counterspell | Dragon's Breath | Spellsteal | Combustion / Trinkets | Ice Block | Mana Shield | Every Man for Himself | Mirror Images / Trinkets / Time Warp | Evocate | Health PotionBottom bar: Fire Blast | Fireball | Scorch | Pyroblast | Living Bomb | Flamestrike | Blastwave | Polymorph | Frost Nova | Ring of Frost | Invisibility | Slow FallBandages, the portal and teleport menus, my hearthstone, buffs, professions and their related actions, and other odds and ends are on my left and right side bars, not bound to hot keys. I can hide the entire panels at a click because I use LUI. I use Decursive for removing curses (click the little squares) and to mount up. *Note: ^ is the key next to Backspace on a Japanese keyboard.Some of my other toons are in a similar predicament, where it becomes hard to squash everything in to a mere 24 hotkeys. My rogue comes to mind, especially, but also my priest when holy specced. :/