World Of Warcraft: Greek Community Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas
- There is something nice about getting buffed up before a pull, it’s almost ceremonial. It feels like you are powering up to go into a fight.
- The buffs also have a social element and make people stronger in a raid than they would be on their own.
- The buffs also gave some classes that could use some extra utility an extra reason to be brought.
Nice, Social, Extra Reason… WTF! Is he still trying to sell this is a good idea, a year later. Buffs are not nice or social, its like a mandatory button you have to press or people will scream at you. I think the sudden nerf of Shuriken Combo speaks to how a mandatory ability necessitated an unmentioned nerfed, followed by another nerf of a boss.
Distinct Class buffs are anti-social when you force to bring the class and not the player. If an ability is not covered by at least 2-3 classes then it becomes forced. Social is allowing any guildie to turn up to raid in whichever class they feel is enjoyable, not fit some magic meta-optomised bingo card cause your 5% dps short from enrange timer.
A class should stand out on its own, based on its performance, not some gimmick you slap on their tool bar cause you changed a design ideal… but the reason classes can’t stand on their own is it takes Blizzard forever to patch a class.
Fix the classes, not rig them with gimmicks.