I’m loving classic right now, I don’t have too much free time but I’m spending all of it on classic. So don’t clock me wrong here, I am very appreciative of the game.
But something really bugs me, people wanted no changes but the developers didn’t think that was feasible, so there were changes, namely layering. The developers felt like layering was something that would infinitely improve the experience of players, and I can understand where they’re coming from even if I disagree with it. So that means the devs were interested in the experience of players.
But if they cared about the experience of players, why wasn’t the class balance considered? The meta is essentially just warrior/3 mages/priest, or alternatively 32 mages, a hunter, a paladin, and healers and tanks. Why couldn’t Blizzard take the time to make Druid more viable in the DPS and healer departments and not just a flag carrying bot for when WSG finally rolls around? Why couldn’t Blizzard have taken the chance to make mage so damn OP? Why couldn’t Blizzard really dive into the meta that they know would be forced if not for some changes.
I know you don’t have to follow the meta, and I’m definitely not, but that doesn’t say much for other people. For some reason people have decided to be meta slaves and now I can’t get a raid as a horde druid. I get regularly ghosted from dungeons because I’m not a viable enough healer or dps. I have little viability in aoe farm groups. I’m sure there’s even more problems that other classes face but I’m really feeling the dissatisfaction as a druid.
All I’m saying is, why did we get layering forced on us, but we couldn’t get one of the most important aspects of the game?