looks like it's gonna be pretty cool!
There are many views on what caused the drop in Subs in Cata.. but from the direction Blizzard is taking, it seems they believe it simply is because there were not enough interesting things to do once a player hit 85. Heroics and raids, and that was it.The amount of attention they are giving to dailies (with farming), archeology (our own museum), pet battles, scenarios.. etc.. is a welcome change. Honestly, it is almost to the point where I think i will have too many things I want to do and running heriocs and raids will be the minority of my playtime.
Mm, looking forward to the Archaeology. I loves that secondary profession.
i'am digging that umbrella.in before that damned song is quoted....
I like the Archaeology additions too. However, I like those raid boss dummies. Being able to test my dps with all the buffs without an actual raid...Mother of god...
Sorry but i just don't feel this is enough to save Archeology.First off, all the new archy solves are Pandaren and Mogu with no updates for existing trees, i realize the idea here is clearly to keep the early archy items appropriately levelled for early archeologists but I expect this will drastically limit interest in the proffession and forcing it in the direction of First Aid (i.e. useless) There must be justification for a few other sites on Pandaria (we know Trolls have been there) which would still keep players on Pandaria.Secondly the only rare solve that seems remotely purposeful is the staff, therefore i expect all archeologists in Pandaren are likely to be polearm-wielders. I expect a wider range of weapons would have kept a larger pool of players invested in the proffession, atleast for the start of the expansion.Third, do you real think not including pets (for the accompanying pet battle system?) or mounts is a good idea? Instead we get a purely vanity umbrella (which to most people is stupid) and a pet thats items summoned.. Don't get me started on the collector achieves for solving the same common solve 5 and 20 times.. Thats great Blizz, your awarding us for grinding through the stupidity of your junky system with achieves. The only redeeming factors i see for Archy are the Lorewalkers part and being able to exchange fragments, but I doubt they'll be a significant enough draw for most people.
So, atleast for a while, there will be no epic archaeology solves?Sigh, looks like I will be slow in leveling arch.
Personally, I think the umbrella is really cool and I would try for it as a vanity item.The bigger problem is that Blizzard keeps adding all these vanity items to the game and there is nowhere to store them. My void storage and my banks are entirely filled with soulbound vanity items. What I would like to see is purely vanity items not be made soulbound but account bound. It would make life so much easier.
I'm really liking the info about the new test dummies. It will be fantastic if they go live.