#PullTheRipcord

#PullTheRipcord

For people unaware - ‘Pulling the ripcord’ was a comment used by Ion Hazzikostas with his interview with preach as the fallback plan for covenants if the systems aren’t well received. It would involve opening the systems up to (hopefully) allow swapping powers freely and not having punishing systems involved for wanting to experiment

This is about trying to get Blizzard to remember what the original vision for the game was for.

As Tom Chilton said during Blizzcast episode 2:
If you’re doing kind of high-end Arenas, high-end raiding, that kind of thing. Because we do want to encourage players to be able to enjoy a variety of different elements of the game.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080403205555/http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcast/archive/episode2.xml

This is not to be able to swap freely behind covenants, this is to have abilities unchained from covenants.

Ransoming power behind covenants does not encourage anyone to try more content. If you were looking to partake in a running race but got told you were starting 50 metres behind the starting line would you join in?

Blizzard asked for Feedback and it’s time we give them some.

Current System:

  1. Some people pick covenants based off power
  2. Some poeple pick covenants for other reasons

Proposed System:

  1. Everyone picks based off what they like the look of.

Which has a more meaningful choice?

For the people who say I’m pushing this for selfish reasons, I’ve already got 3 Shamans geared and ready for this system. The success or failure of this was never going to impact me. I already play 3 shamans on retail so i can raid multiple times a week.

Amazing posts relating to this matter and the problems with covenants:
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/covenant-system-design-flaws-discussion/611673

https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/multi-spec-covenant-problem/650422

For people who say not to waste my time and Blizzard don’t listen to feedback:

Azerite Knowledge

Account bound essences

Conduits being destructible

Conduits having 1 week CD

Covenant Abilities not being used outside of Shadowlands Zones

Keystone Great Vault change

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I’m not to trendy on these number signs.

What does this hashtag exactly mean?

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It’s going to get pulled. When is the question.

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#PullTheRipcord

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#RemoveStupidHashtags

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#Plugittin

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#MicrowavesShouldSpendLessTimeHeatingThePlateAndActuallyHeatMyFoodInstead

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As I understand it, Ion said they were sticking with the current iteration of Covenants (as far as changing them goes) but they had a “ripcord” ready if it didn’t turn out as well as they hoped. The hashtag is people hoping to get it pulled sooner rather than later.

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Fair enough, thank you for this information.

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What exactly are they “hoping” for? Players not caring about the numbers in a game fueled by numbers?

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#whatstheripcordfor?

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#Pulling my brother.

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9.3 when it should. We all need to suffer up until that point.

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id rather they kept it in but randomly changed the covenant balancing every week to keep people on their toes XD

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#PullTheRipcord

Don’t lock player power behind what should be a cosmetic choice!

This will affect everyone adversely at some point in the game!

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#pullmyfinger
#unclejokes

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pulls the rip cord
pants drop
woops, wrong rip cord

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Just how many of these are you going to make? You make one seemingly every day.

It’s spam at this point.

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#pullthespam

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Buried in 8 mins. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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