Honestly, these are a let down. While I do like the approach for giving basic class information, they are focusing on only one spec for the class (I was really hoping there would be a guide for each), and touching on absolutely nothing but basic rotation information. No info on other abilities, useful cooldowns, what stats do for your class, or really anything.You say this as if you didn't watch the last 15-220 seconds of each video. He remarks that it's only the most basic view and tells the viewer to read up on their class; look at their spell book and talents. While I agree too, however that the one spec'd view is a tad disappointing, but my guess is that they took the most "simple" of the easiest to play dps specs. Arms is easier than the fury, shadow is dps vs the intricacies of healing, balance (while you have to keep an eye on dots still) is a lot less micro manage than feral (one spell to eclipse, other spell to other eclipse). It isn't meant to be a guide on better game play, it's "so you've boosted a X to 90 and don't know how to play it" type guide.
Ugh...combat rogue?Even worse: a combat rogue using daggers, attacking from the front, unstealthed and without pickpocketing. m)I also thought rogue videos had to have a black & white intro, Linkin Park or similar bands in the background and lots of spectacular high crit damage displayed in still shots in between… ;-)
After watching Paladin (my main), I am sorry but they failed to explain even the basics."You'll want to keep this on cooldown"Me as a new player: What does that even mean?"Inquisition lasts a while, you will want to keep it up whenever possible"Me as a new player: How would I know if it is up?Also, no coverage of group mechanics. As a DPS, if I run up and fight facing my opponent as these videos show, I am going to die and have no idea why, and no one is going to bother telling me politely. I also watched the hunter, and they didn't explain "pet growl off", another new player must-know.I am glad they covered basic rotation, that's the first thing I look for as a player picking up a toon or returning to a toon left in mothballs; but that isn't enough for a truly "new" player to be able to learn how to play. If they aren't going to cover the rudimentary mechanics of the game's abilities, how do they expect these players to enjoy their first steps and return for more?
I suppose these are for a different audience than people who have been playing for years.
I suppose these are for a different audience than people who have been playing for years.Yes, you'd think the name 'Level 90 Crash Courses' would verify that.
Ugh...combat rogue? Really Blizz?Combat rogue is OP as *&^% right now tyvm.
that commentator sounds pretty awesome imo*cough*I lol'ed, well done Lore.
Compression can make anyone sound good imo*hugs*Fony when are you going to make another Don't Starve Vid?
Compression can make anyone sound good imoI'd credit the hair. It's like Lore's got his own natural built-in soundproofing.
A fair few decent points have been raised, but honestly, what do we expect? Blizz is trying to recruit more players, and honestly, I wouldn't mind taking a boosted 90 myself... I have 4 90's, and I don't always enjoy the long grind from 1-90, but then again, I kinda can't help but wonder if taking the boost would take away that sense of accomplishment! Assuming that accomplishment is something you don't care about, then there is a much, much more vital point to raise: unless you're an experienced WoW player, the likelihood of you being capable of picking up a brand new class straight from the level cap and being ready to jump right into raids is....slim. If you are like a lot of the people I've had the joy of encountering in LFR, you haven't got a clue about a lot of basic things, like FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, DON'T STAND IN THE FIRE. And well, as much fun as it is to scream at people to go back to Zelda to learn basic raid mechanics... it just doesn't seem to work that well. I guess my point is, I don't like the fact that a person is capable of jumping right into tanking or healing (or even dpsing can be a problem if they're epically...er...ignorant) in raids (even if it is just LFR) right from the starting area. It's not exactly fair to the rest of us who have been playing for years, who put blood, sweat and tears into every last one of our 90s and all of their accompanying gear and achievements.... to then be stuck in a group with people who have a boatload of 483 greens, no enchants, who stand in the fire with their pet's growl on, while we're getting dazed by the Aspect of the Pack, and the healers are spamming Rejuvenate on the tank who thinks the sole purpose of tanking is to spam Taunt. Yes, WoW is something that can be picked up quickly. No, you do not need to be perfect. Yes, we welcome new players. Yes, we like new things. But no, we don't like boosted 90s causing wipes. Our nerdrage can only handle so much.
This sickens me really blizzard! I mean does anyone else agree this is too much! It's not enough that the give people an easy button where you can skip levels and get gear but to cheat yourself out of learning your class and growing with your character while you find you way in the world is too far. There was nothing that stopped people using sites like icy veins to learn about the basic rotations of a class or spec unknown to them.This is not Blizzard enabling these guides, this is Blizzard providing their own version of these guides in a place where most people would likely look first.ThisI'm going to say what I always say when this issue rears it's ugly head.People who care about learning their class will have already hit Google prior to even clicking the Give me an instant 90 button. People who don't care were bad players regardless of the level number. These new videos are an excellent resource for those who want to learn, and will pass unnoticed by those who don't.So business as usual then.
I saw nothing wrong with blizz when mop first started and up until the development of the last few patches its been revealed that blizz doesnt care about the your experiences as you lvl from 1-90 all they care about is money idk if its always been this way or if ive just been naive but a boost to 90 is plain wrong and a year or so ago blizz would go on and on about paying real money for in game money or experience boosting being wrong and would even ban you if you were caught doing so but they can turn right around and do it themselves that is the very definition of what it means to be a hypocrite,It is very likely that if i do buy WoD i will not use the free lvl 90 boost untill i have leveled all of the current classes to 90 first then afterwards i may save it up for when we get more classes. these videos are a good start but they in no way fix the problem of the boost to 90
Lame they only show you one spec...
Lame they only show you one spec...As said: These are just the first set of videos. More will be out to show the others.
Hippocrits? Only hunters love hippo crits.
Hippocrits!Isn't this a new mechanic in 6? Squash our items but then give us a Hippocrit chance. There could be a hungry hippos style animation. I mean, we got Pandas didn't we?
Would be nice if they did other specs too