Yesterday was the big news on class changes.
If you missed it, the new skill trees will let you spend skill points to make your skills better. The more you spend, the more skills open up. You will not have enough points to spend for all the skills. You will be able to come close to filling out your entire tree tho.
A specialization is basically how your trait bonuses are now. Remember going five red gives you all the red bonuses? Well this is the same thing but the bonuses are better somehow.
So the big thing right now is the complaint that we will not be able to have all of our skills that we have sitting on our skill bar, ready for action!
Heres the thing. YOU DON’T USE THEM ALL!
Now I know some of you are going to argue this. That’s fine. Just listen to this example first.
I talked to this champ that was all pissed off about not having all his skills on his bar. I said “Dude you don’t use them all. You only use a few to make pips for shing shing. Then what? Two bubbles?”
I explained to him that if he wants to go DPS, he can have a skill set ready to rock. If he wants to tank, he can have another set. If he wanted to go AOE, then he could have another set ready to go. Mind you this has to be switched out of combat, but that’s still pretty easy!
Then we had to laugh for a second. Cause a hunter posted the question “There are too many skills for the hunter. Will some of them be merged into others?”
Who is this hunter? Why is he hitting all his skills? What do you guys use… like Quick Shot, Heartseeker, Barbed Arrow, uuhhh theres like one or two more. Then like one heal skill and maybe something else. WHY YOU HITTING 20 SKILLS DUDE!
Point is, think about the buttons you click right now. You’re not hitting that many of them. You already have all the ones you like lined up in a row!
Okay so here is the main topic of this rant.
I was flooded on Brandywine by many players asking for my opinion on the new skill stuff. Some just didn’t get it, some just wanted to talk about it, and then we have… these guys…
Six players messaged me, NOT trolling me mind you, and simply asked me when i’m going to leave the game. Before, or after the expansion.
What a strange question. As soon as I got done talking to one and saying *wtf* another would ask almost the same question.
“Hey Lay. I had it with this game. My kin is headed to Neverwinter. Want to join us?”
“Layanor. They are switching all the legacies again. Are you leaving before, or after the expansion.”
So you guys wanted change in the game, you’re getting it and now you’re bailing? Seriously?
So here is my view. I’m not going to say this will be the best expansion ever. However it will be close.
We are getting class revamps. A new huge zone, and some sort of new raid thing called Big Battles where we will be able to do some complex teamwork stuff.
Hell, even some housing updates.
Also a update to the creeps. They are getting Corruption Set Bonuses. If you remember, the devs said no Moors updates till after Helms Deep. Congrats creeps!
I don’t know about you, but this feels like a well planed out expansion.
So no. I am not going to leave the game because Turbine decided to make new changes.
What am I going to say when I jump on Guild Wars 2. “Oh I left LOTRO. It sucks now. They upgraded my class and gave me a new raid system I never seen before. Can you guys tell me what these buttons do? I’m new :D*
Screw that. I’m staying on LOTRO. You guys that don’t like it can kiss my ass.
Thanks for reading my rant all 😉