There's still time for them to remove player power from covenants. There's still time for them to add a different player power reward system if they still want to keep the abilities. But they won't. 'Cause they're too proud and stupid. Have fun getting declined into a group because you don't have the right spell. Have fun, min-maxers, I'm so happy I won't be one of you when this expac launches :)
Whatever solution they come up with, I hope it keeps in mind Specs. If one convenient is better for Tanking, and another for DPS then I'd like to be able to make that choice by the needs of the raid. Its hard enough to find Tanks, much less ones that are full time or willing to sacrifice DPS on their main spec.
Changing a Convenant is all well and good, and I don't have a problem with this approach... But Blizzard could circumvent player concern and angst by just commiting to doing consistent fine performance tuning on a relatively frequent basis until they're dialed in to within a very small degree of each other.It's only because of the long history of them letting issues rot for in some cases multiple raid tiers, without addressing performance issues and making tuning updates that people know this is going to be an issue in Shadowlands with Covenants.
So this is how it's gonna go...Blizz will put forth this easy to leave hard to comeback stuff. Raiders and M+'ers will scream and yell, then min-max as much as possible. Blizz will, in turn nerf the poo out of the max setups the community finds, inciting more angst and anger. Subs will begin to wane after the "new" wears off. Then Blizz will remove the restrictions to a point that is acceptable in the name of QoL.Hey game designer....just cut to the chase and move straight to the point where the system is equitable, fun and fairly painless...tired of being tortured for playing for 4 months then get a fun game later when I'm ready to quit and fed up with your obtuseness.
we've seen it time and time again, blizzard's ego make them not listen to feedback from the moment a new system is introduced. Then after some months, blizzard act like they've "listened" and implement the easier/fun/alt-friendly/player-friendly version of said system and act like they are heroes and everyone should applaud them. Then we have some ppl who buy into that act and actually praise blizzard for "listening" -_-jfc, the covenants have a lot of features that make them unique and a distinct choice, just don't tie POWER to said choice. It's literally this one thing blizzard can make a free change cause we all know covenant abilities are NEVER going to be even close to balanced. Blizzard's most recent take at balance gave us corruptions, some of the most unbalanced ^&*! we've ever seen in wow :/ so how the heck are we supposed to just "trust blizzard" and it'll all be alright? we know that once SL releases and covenant abilities are a broken mess, blizzard will eventually just make them all freely changeable in patch 9.2 and act like, once again, they are heroes. We've seen this exact same scenario time and time again, and it baffles me that people think SL will be any different.
They better make the Covenant rewards (Mounts and Transmogs) Account-wide then. I want to use my Orc Warrior as Maldraxxus aligned since I feel its theme fits it more. But Venthyr literally has the best skill (upgraded Execute) out of them all. Aside from wanting to experience their campaign, the reason to have 4 alts is to get all the cosmetics and mounts from the covenants.
"Lore wise" hasn't meant much the last few expansions.
Everyone's talking about combat wise but I wanted to know about the questlines. If we finished a covenant's questline, and then switch to another covenant, will we be able to start the new covenant's questline? Because I'd totally want to do all four, ending on the one that I want the most.