Even though I’m totally salty about it aswell, I really DONT want them to go this route aswell. This is the kind of thinking that gets us into this mess in the first place, and it’s such a bad thing for everyone involved.
“Ugh, my class has been pruned to death, Rogues are mostly unpruned, please lets prune them too!”
Not gonna lie, my first reaction to seeing this change was nearly busting a lung laughing so hard.
Like…this is literally the dumbest change imaginable. Quite literally the dumbest change imaginable. Its also completely anathema to their supposed push to make the world seem bigger…because all it will do is make people fly/portal more.
Like…holy cow…this is quite literally the stupidest, anti-player, anti-fun change that I’ve ever seen in this game. Possibly more so than the GCD change.
Thank god. I honestly think this would have been a deal breaker for me, it would have made even the most basic of traveling an absolutely miserable.
BUT that being said, after the GCD change, the portal prune, the waterstrider fiasco, death of Master Loot, the guild permissions prune, ilvl scaling, and other deeply deeply unpopular changes…the fact that players weren’t only upset at this ‘glitch’ but not surprised and many were even expecting it highlights some severe underlying trust issues with the community.
I’m glad this was a glitch, and I’m relieved to know it will be fixed ASAP…but the fact that for many, this was within the realm of possibility and not even considered to be a glitch - to which even the ilvl scaling was thought to be a glitch initially - is frightening. Not sure how to course correct, tbh. Obviously not your fault, Kaivax, but still. Very frightening.
Thats the core issue. Blizzard has created a severe lack of trust among too many WoW players. Not blaming Kaivax, he’s just the messenger.
But this is an issue that Blizzard needs to address. The lack of Trust, of believing that they’re competent and know what they’re doing, or for that matter that they even care about making a quality product.
But that’s a hairy scary topic for another day.
It is good that its a glitch and is being looked into.
To give the water strider an ability it’s supposed to have by default, by virtue of being a water strider.
Or a handful of WoW players are very stupid and very loud, underestimating how difficult it can be to tackle bugs in a game like this, leveraging insignificant things as proof of their ignorant nonsense, and treating opinions of theirs on design direction as facts. That seems more likely.
Even if they correct this 'whoopsie! Did we forget about absorbs?!" problem… I expect I’ll still probably want no-daze equipped instead of water walking.
Absorbs only protect while they’re up. If they get depleted, next hit is likely to dismount you. And as a pseudo-tanky warlock I like to round up a big group of targets while mounted and then burn them down while my pet takes agro.
So yeah, raft/underlight angler from now on. Presuming I actually ever log in again. I’m going longer and longer between logins as a result of all this garbage.
Well thank god you all are fixing this game breaking issue. I don’t think I could’ve gone on playing with this bug. I mean it’s not as if there aren’t thousands of other things that are far more important than fixing a mechanic that has always been pretty stupid in the first place…