Just go ahead and scroll to the bottom and give it a <3 I’m advocating for Dual Talent*
We do NOT want paladins to have taunt
We do NOT want druids to have a hard rez (like priest/pally/shaman)
We do NOT want Horde to have Paladins and Alliance to have Shamans
We do NOT want you to balance the classes (leave it alone)
We do NOT want you to give us summoning stones (please reverse this decision)
We do NOT want to go to TBC after SoM is over
(This is a very important choice you made… and the RIGHT one)
We do NOT want you to nerf mages or rogues or any other gold farming strats… JUST GET RID OF BOTS!! Hire extra people as their one and only job to ban the bots
We do NOT want Right Click Reporting. /ignore works just fine and reporting is GROSSLY ABUSED by toxic players who know how to game the system. (A.I. programs are completely flawed! Punishing the innocent and letting the very guilty go free)
We do NOT want Classic + (at least not in SoM) The whole reason to even launch a FRESH in the first place is because of all the dead Era servers. Classic was HUGE and bc of moving everyone to TBC all the die hard Vanilla gamers are all spread out across too many realms. This is a chance to consolidate all the Vanilla ONLY community into a small handful of realms that move back into Era after 1 year.
We do NOT want MASS free realm transfers off of populated servers! Even if it’s to balance PvP realms! Let a community grow organically. A BIG part of the reason there are so many dead servers is the knee jerk reaction of moving entire guilds and 2,000 players at a time to low population servers. Doing this destroying the server they went to… example Earthfury. Keep servers in check at the launch of the server. Just mandate PvP server faction balance at no worse than 40/60* see below
We do NOT want too many realms. Keep it homely, keep it small in number.
We DO WANT to have DUAL TALENT. It’s important to be able to do PvP and PvE content (or Tank / Dps) Make it cost 100-200 Gold to get it initially and don’t touch respec costs.
***It used to be possible to show up raid night in a PvP build and still do ‘ok’ on bosses in MC/ Ony, so doing a respec every week was not really that important…. BUT NOW IT IS important!! Bosses are MUCH harder and hybrid classes with the longer boss fights and more over all damage done to raid tax healers and ‘meme’ classes like boomkin disproportionately. Classes that can fill multiple roles are penalized vs rogues mages warlocks etc who only have to do ONE THING … pew pew. That one thing also happens to help them make gold better than full Resto Druid or Holy Priests or to a lesser extent Tanking classes. This serves to further exacerbate the pain of having more difficult bosses that require more farming for gold to get consumables. Just give us DUAL SPEC and don’t change the classes. Then everyone has a chance to experience the content with less penalty.
We DO WANT SOME change to the way PvP rank grind is done (it was VERY unhealthy for players and it created monsters: lizard brain overload) You have given us your solution. Other options might have been better but you gave us SOMETHING … kudos
We DO WANT a way to force faction balance at character creation: Just mandate PvP server faction balance at no worse than 40/60 (throttle log in times for the over populated faction incentivize players transferring to the underdog side. No PvP server should EVER get 70/30 because that very quickly turns into 99.9/0.1)
I’m indifferent about:
Guild banks (though it might be nice)
Increased loot drop rate (raids dropping 4 pieces instead of 2)
Harder bosses (really I don’t care that it’s harder but would have been fine with a Fresh Era)
Black lotus spawns (again… just get rid of bots. Hire more staff)
World buffs in Raids (that is not Blizzard’s fault… it is 100% of the fault of toxic wow community esp streamers and the zombies who follow them)
All in all I think you did a very good job listening to feed back from players and what would be the best solution for all parties involved. You had me worried for a while and I can tell you are actually reading the feed back from community and have done well. You made some pretty tough decisions and it may have cost you some subscribers; but it is the right direction and over all I give you an A - for your efforts in this SoM. I honestly did not have much hope you would do as well as you did. I have been VERY skeptical of you as a company; but in so many ways you’re doing pretty OK with this SoM!
Thanks for a FRESH that is NOT going to TBC. Lets keep Vanilla what is was (as close as possible anyway) … and give us DUAL TALENT (I promise I won’t cry even if you sneak it in after the fact in a month or two fingers crossed)