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.
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.
- Some people pick covenants based off power
- Some poeple pick covenants for other reasons
- 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:
Covenant system design flaws discussion
Multi-Spec Covenant Problem
For people who say not to waste my time and Blizzard don’t listen to feedback:
Account bound essences
Conduits being destructible
Conduits having 1 week CD