Great serie of articles! Can't wait for Rogue article :)
Fully agree on MoonMoon. We need this spell baseline as Balance.
I like this article series. Can't wait for more!
I think this is a very interesting series of articles, and I would be happy to learn of some of the opinions such as the state of Hunters (especially the revamps of MM and SV) and Mythic+.
From a Balance Druid point of view, I can only agree with the above. While our gameplay is nothing to get excited about, we're in a good place. Losing the burst AP from MoonMoon would certainly screw the spec up if it wasn't properly replaced. The loss of Displacer Beast is a bit frustrating (despite it costing 2 gcd's to use), but Wild Charge provides plenty of movement, so no reason to bring out the pitchforks.
Promise of Elune, the Moon Goddess I want this to be imported to BfA... this can be even a trait in Heart of Azaroth... but please :C
Well let's be honest. As you're looking at it, our characters will be less powerful in B4A. Druids are not only ones losing important spells, or having converted important spells into the talents. It's all about changes, happening every expansion. Either you'll deal with it, or just change your class. Everyone is suffering from the same problem. I don't remember if warlocks were crying that much after removing metamorphosis from demonology. We lose a lot fo spells as well, you're not the only ones. Maybe well said, but remember, in B4A our characters are less powerful comparing them to legion ones. Adapt to changes, spells tied to the artifacts shouldn't be back...
Rip OP bear 🤨
Overall I'm okay with the Resto changes. I'm kinda happy Healing Touch is leaving - I mean I sometimes felt like I should be using it, but never found the opportunity. Just weird seeing such an iconic spell leaving the game. As for Tranquility, I really hope we can see the movement buff as a Heart of Azeroth perk somewhere. I agree with Blizzard that it should feel like a privilege, but I don't want it going away completely.
The spell I want to see brought over the most is a passive spell from the artifact weapon. It may only be a passive, and as the guide mentioned it was barely noticeable. However, I did notice it and loved it. Power of Goldrinn was fun to watch when I played as balance. The sound and animation is too good to get rid of please!
I am rather bummed about the tranquility change. It was a spell that made druids the healer you could count on to throw out a big heal when the raid had to move and move now. In so many instances I just felt underpowered compared to pally and priest healers, but ya know- I had tranq. Now, I still have tranq, but I'm rooted. Doomed to interrupt the spell that brought me happiness.
Can't agree with Guiltyas. Displacer beast isn't overrated. Displacer beast CAN avoid mechanics, while any kind of sprints can't do this. And you CAN blink, while rooted. So they drastically nerfed our mobility. Divine Steed v2.0 will never be better, than blink.For incarnation, you have an option to have good burst or good sustain with SotF. Or bleed-build with fast bleeds.With scaling bleeds and nerfed MoC i'm afraid of bleed build returning. After 3 xpacs of boooooooring bleed build we have fresh air of 7.3. And now it seems bleed build will be better. Again. Another xpac with most boring gameplay in the game.
lol who the hell said wild charge is better than blink?
I like these articles a lot. Aside from being well thought-out and insightful, it's a refreshing change of pace to see people looking at the changes in Alpha so far with a sense of reason and not 'OMG class ruined gg bliz'.
My thinking on what they could do with MoonMoon matches up pretty well with Cyous. Prune the New/Half moons and just keep Full Moon. It's both the most fun and most useful part of the ability.
Isn't it a bit early for such a thing?
IMO all of the druid specs right now seem to have had very little if any attention so far. I am hoping it won't stay like this and that they will look into this and do something. Guardian and feral especially as these are my two specs I have been playing since WotLK. With the stat squish Guardian looks a bit lackluster and even weak...hopefully they will follow through with their promise that they "learned from their mistakes in Legion" and that all tanks will be more-less on equal terms regarding how viable and powerful they are. Feral also needs some attention and I hope they will finally address by far the worst AoE in the game which started with WoD...it makes no sense at all. I hope they won't disappoint yet again...
I hope BendakWoW will be part of the hunter version of this article. He is the top person I hope Blizzard listen to about hunter changes!
Only two things I'm interrested in knowing regarding druids in BFA : how are our artifact skins (bear and cat) gonna transfer over to our druid alts? And how easy is it gonna be to change morph skin (if we have to go back to our order hall everytime we wanna switch, it's gonna be annoying really quickly)