Minipost: 5 Short Thoughts on the New Expansion

I don’t think I have anything to say that hasn’t been said before (have you seen all the links at MMO Melting Pot??) but it never hurts to yell into the void from time to time.

1. Pandas, WTF?

Really? You know what, I’ve played a Pandaren Brewmaster and I loved it. I set my own beer belches on fire to kill my enemies. Yes, it was silly, but it was also fun, fun, fun. Although the pandas interacted with the Horde (who wouldn’t be friends with the guy who helped you find your keg!) I’m pleasantly surprised they’ll be playable by both factions. I thought goblins on both sides would make more sense, but who can tell what convoluted logic goes on in the mind of developers. I say bring ’em on. (And if you think I’m just dreaming this shit up, you have to trust Rades, right?)

2. Where iz the women?

Will I play a Panderen in this expansion? I’d like to see the models please.

3. Talents & Skills

/sadface. While they might be working great, I distinctly remember how overjoyed I was every other level when I got a new skill or a new talent. The skill could be tracking drunken owlkin, and I would have been happy. Maybe all the gamers are supposed to be old and jaded now?

4. Monks

There’s nothing really wrong with monks, and I think I’ll enjoy fiddling with this one at some point. This definitely reminds me of the Runekeeper from LoTRO although the mechanic is being handled a bit differently. While I would’ve gone with a Bombardier I think the monk could be an interesting twist (and we can’t have enough hybrids, right?)

5. The Payment Game

I know I’m gonna be playing the game for awhile. I want to stay at least through the end of Cataclysm, and if I’m truly honest (I mean really, really honest) I doubt I’ll be able to help myself from taking a peek at the Mists as well. What can I say, I’m curious! So I’ve ponied up some cash and put my signature on the little dotted line because I know I’m playing, and I was going to buy D3 no questions asked. (And somehow, the SW franchise has never captured my imagination, so I doubt I’ll be taking a peek at that one.)


3 thoughts on “Minipost: 5 Short Thoughts on the New Expansion

  1. Interesting thoughts. Glad to see more open-mindedness, rather than just shutting down the ideas without really thinking about them.

    Personally I’m quite looking forward to the changes. If anything, the talents appeal to me most. Could be a double edged sword, however I feel it’s in the right direction. Fine tweaking will come.

    – Jamin

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