I am not a huge lover of change, but I adapt. I accept and I move on. Remember downraking? There was a time in the past when I thought I couldn’t heal without doing it. It was how I learned and now Blizz was taking it away from me! How would I survive! I didn’t freak on the web, or in-game. Most didn’t even know I had reservations.
Like most things with WoW, and in life, you just have to wait and see. I waited and when downraking died, I was surprised to feel only the slightest twinge of pain at its lost.
This includes a multitude of other things which have changed since WoW inception, such as raid sizes, daily quests, LFG, character transfers, faction transfers, etc.
My husband, Luis spend a couple of days freaking out over the new talent trees and such, with me just saying, “You have no idea how it is going to work in the big picture. Wait for the game, then freak if your class still sucks.”
He finally understood when he heard it from others. Now I have a small confession.
I didn’t like Wrath of the Lich King. Sure it brought some cool things, like phasing and LGF, and dual talents, but it took away something I thought I never would miss: Crowd Control.
As I drove to my sister-in-law’s house yesterday, Luis and I somehow got into the discussion and the nerd rage spiked. Good thing AJ was asleep.
Crowd Control is important. It brings another layer of difficulty to the game now sadly lacking. I hate that I can go into an LFG pug and no one even speaks. It is just AOE pull after AOE pull. There isn’t any finesse, any strategy, any real skill. It is just button mashing at is finest, while eating a sandwich and watching The Bachelor.
A small part of me died the other day when I went into a group and did Repentance. Someone asked me what spell was that and what did it do.
What the hell! When did we allow an entire expansion generation to go almost two years without even knowing what constitutes a CC spell and how it is used.
Another bit of my hunter pride whimpered when traps are only used in specific raid encounters. Part of this change in CC philosophy killed my desire to play Bre. I loved trapping. There is a rush of knowing I was responsibility for a mob, dpsing and making sure the CC didn’t break. It adds suspense, challenge and awareness. I was proud of my ability, only to have it voided by the game itself.
It made my heart sick. And also removed some of my joy at playing.
I have heard through out the time Wrath has been out, Blizzard is thinking of bring CC back.
Yes. Blizz. Do it.
Make me CC. I beg you. I want it. I want to know I can’t WTFPWN something just by grouping all the mobs together and spamming a couple of buttons. I want to see saps, sheeps, shackles, banshed demons and repented sinners; I want to see Oh Shit Death Grips done right, and awesome cyclones. I want to see frost traps and stuns. I want to hear, “Hurry up! My sap is going to expire in 3 seconds.”
Bring it, Blizz, bring it. We can handle the job.