Shared Topic Nov 14th-20th - Bring Back Some Changes ....

Friday, November 18, 2011
Before I was going to bed, I heard someone talk to my husband about some changes in WoW they wish didn't happen. Like removing some quests, content, class changes. One of the things that popped into my head was "companion deaths". During the Ragnaros fight in Classic, I heard someone in vent go "Did someone's cat died?" and sure enough, my Black Tabby companion died. Everyone busted up laughing.
So I thought about some other changes that I would bring back...just for the day? For the week? and Permanently?
This week's Shared Topic is suggested by Mia over at Chronicles of Mia and is one close to my heart.  If any of you have read my blog before, I'm apparently really big on whining.  So, let me whine about the changes the games has had.

Druid Changes:

I love my druid.  However, the original 'character concept' behind her was to be a tree healer.  I was drawn more to the idea of running around as a slow little tree that waddles everywhere then to the idea of actually healing.  When tree form was removed and turned into a push button throughput cooldown, I was really sad.  I looked at my priest and then I looked at my druid and I debated switching my main.  If I could get permanent tree form back, I would happily give up all my other alts and even the ability to make new ones.  I miss everything about it, the Tree of Life healing increase and even the slow waddle (which was removed in Wrath).

I miss being "able" to give out my innervate to anyone and have it matter.  As you have seen, I had a huge meltdown over people telling me that innervate is now a self cast only spell, so I can target anyone and get my mana back.  Argh.

Rolling lifeblooms on 3 or 4 different people at once.  That was awesome and took skill to do.  Now, I feel like it's 'spam rejuvs and wild growth, plus throw in some healing touches/nourishes for good measure'.

I miss not being polymorph-able.  :)

Game Changes:

I miss the 'walk your ass off everywhere until level 40' and then the 'ride slowly until you reach level 60'.  Back in the day, we had to walk through the Barrens, uphill, in the snow, both ways.  (What???)  I remember dying south of Camp Taurajo and having to run from freaking Crossroads because there was no graveyard closer.

I miss wandering into the level 60+ elites that surrounded the world dragons and getting one shot.  And as a side note, I miss being able to wander into the Badlands from Loch Modan as a level 14 character and get murdered by the (then) elite troggs that surround Uldaman.

I miss portals to every city, I feel they've 'thrown us a bone' with the portals to the main ones.  I miss seeing the Alliance all around and being able to bunny ears them without having to camp the Tol Barad Alliance area.

I miss a lot of things, but then I've been playing for over 6 years.  And I'll probably be playing for a number of years more.


  1. Navimie said...:

    We miss the same things druid sister!

  1. Erinys said...:

    "I miss not being polymorph-able."

    This, so much.
    They changed it whilst I was on a WoW break and when I came back.... I nearly had a mini-melt down.

    Can't play feral in PvP either any more because not being able to shift out of slows just annoys me.

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