I’m overly intrigued about the new talent tree system. Having the same three specs to choose from since Mists of Pandaria per row is fine, but I miss that extra layer of customization that’s been missing.
I really like the fact that the Devs listened to feedback and didn’t throw all of their cards on a new borrowed power system like the last three expansions. I think that borrowed powers have a place in World of Warcraft and if done properly, can be good. With that said, it’s time to shift focus back on having our talents and abilities impacted as a whole and not just temporarily as we see with borrowed power systems.
I know there will probably always be the, “best optimal” talent tree to utilize when it comes to end-game content, that’ll probably never change. As a player that highly invests time in outdoor content, soloing content, I’m all for having more customization options for when my choices only impact me and what I’m doing at the time. There’s a time and place for min/maxing, but I’m a light end-game player. I mainly do LFR, dungeons, outdoor activities, collecting mounts, mogs, pets, so this will add more options for someone like me as well as people that enjoy trying out new combinations for their end-game priorities.
I’m also intrigued about the new Dracthyr race and Evoker class. Whether it be ranged combat with the new Devastation DPS spec or the Preservation healing spec, I can’t wait to try it all out!
I may be in the minority here, but it’s quite refreshing to see the focal point being on a new ranged hero class instead of melee for a 4th time in a row, as we saw in Death Knights, Monks and then Demon Hunters.
I love the order systems for professions, if I can be honest, that sounds sooooo cool! Professions have been overlooked for a LONG time now. It sounds like they are offering more progression to it, more variety, quality in the gear you can create based on the quality of resources and other factors. Sounds very cool.
I will admit that I was a little disappointed that player housing wasn’t mentioned, it’s always been a feature I’ve wanted since I started playing. I know others are mixed on this idea, but it still is something I hope to see explored upon in the years to come. Keep it in the back of your minds, PLEASE!
Oh… and Ducks? WE HAVE DUCKS!!! Best expansion ever for that alone.
Can’t wait to hear more in the upcoming months.