Shared Topic: Bringing Back Changes

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Speaking of Shared Topics, this week Mia asks what changes in the game would we like to bring back or even undo.  If you’ve been reading, you know I’ve talked extensively about my guildmates and the fun we used to have.  Many have since left the game, and I would kill to have them (even a few) back and in our little clan.  However, Children of Wrath summed it up incredibly well and I don’t want to steal the thunder of said post so I thought I’d focus on in-game.

Tree Form.  The very first thing that came to mind, despite the fact I never played one.  Druids, yes, but my druids are all Feral.  I honestly do not understand why Blizzard took this out and turned it into a weak cooldown spell.  To me it was very unique to the class and that got tossed out the window.   As the kids say, I R SADZ.

For just one day, bring back a non-combat pet or two.  If not for my very low level Warlock, I wouldn’t even have an Onyxia Whelpling.  You see, I foolishly presumed that much like the Blizzard Bear for the 4th anniversary, you’d have more than one day to get the Whelpling during the 5th annivesary.  How silly of me.  I also know of several folks who would give their weight in gold for another crack at the Vampire Batling when it was in Karazhan.

Portals, but not in the way you’re thinking.  I’m glad there is only a portal to your faction’s main city in Shattrath and Dalaran.  What I’m not happy about is all the other portals in those main cities.  It basically turned the other six cities into ghost towns.  I remember Blizzard saying portals were being removed so that cities were busy again and players would see ample activity when they entered one.  They thought this would be a welcomed sight for new players.  I guess new players don’t roll Tauren, Blood Elf, Forsaken, Dwarf, Gnome, Night Elf, or Draenei.  Then again, the Exodar was never a busy (or popular) place.

But if I could bring back just one aspect or idea to the game, you know what it would be?

That’s right, World Dragons.  I really do miss them.  There was something epic about wandering even relatively close to one for fear of one’s life.  It also gave the feeling they were protecting something (which, lore wise they were…we the player just never got to see it).  I enjoyed that they weren’t always spawned and the races that sometimes took place to try and kill one when it was spawned.  I can remember being in a group who arrived just a few seconds too late as an opposing faction conglomerate tried to take down Emeriss.  They wiped and we immediately jumped in.  They came back, subsequently watched us die, and then managed to get the job done.  So between the lore, the presence, and the enjoyment of fighting them, I truly do miss the World Dragons.

7 thoughts on “Shared Topic: Bringing Back Changes

  1. Sherry [Mia] November 15, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Thanks for participating! I don’t understand why they changed Tree of Life either. I definitely liked the old version a lot better than the new one. Great post 🙂

  2. Amerence November 16, 2011 / 4:20 am

    Great post! I just posted my response today. Anyway JD, please introduce your blog in the Blog Azeroth forums, so I can approved your registration. I don’t think you havent introduce yourself yet to the community. correct me if I am wrong though. Thanks hon.

    • JD Kenada November 16, 2011 / 3:01 pm

      *facepalm*

  3. Anuillae November 16, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    Yeah, I don’t think that anyone agreed with the decision to remove treeform and replace it with a cooldown. I mean, it didn’t serve any purpose other than to piss a whole load of Resto Druids off. And the new model was also a terrible idea.

    Regarding world bosses, though, Pandaria is supposedly going to have some. Don’t blame me if it doesn’t, but I’m fairly sure that there was at least a mention of that at BlizzCon

  4. Amerence November 16, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    @JDkenada

    Haha! your funny! Sorry >.<

  5. Karegina November 18, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    I agree with all these things. I miss treeform like woah. I’m really annoyed that I’m going to have to talent it in MoP. Argh. So many changes. It’s hard 😦

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