World of Warcraft is celebrating their ten year anniversary. So, like, congrats and stuff.
Over the past ten years, every class has gone through a serious makeover. Some classes didn’t even exist ten years ago! But with that evolution comes a change in playstyles for players. Some players will adapt to these changes. Others will abandon their class and look for something they’re more comfortable with.
Some folks are looking for something different. They’re tired of adding to hp’s and are looking for a class that will take that pesky health away. They’re bored with staring at the butt of a raid boss and would rather stand back and throw bolts (mystic or otherwise).
Blizzard has said that as far as the Warlords of Draenor beta is concerned, they are finished with the major class changes. How things are is how they will be. Some classes have changed, and some have not. That means there are people who might not like how things sit with their class.
I’m digging the Windwalker Monk, but I’ll reserve judgement on who will be the first to get to 100 until 6.0 and the class changes take effect. Once the revamped classes go live in October, I’ll probably make my decision then. Everything is up in the air.
Have you been paying attention to the changes for your main? Are you sticking to your guns, or are you looking to make a switch for WoD?
Preach over at Preach Gaming is one of those guys why knows what he’s talking about. I’m sure I’ve shined him on before. He’s played every class, and plays them well. He’s smart, unbiased, and is a gent who has opinions that I respect.
In the Warlords of Draenor Beta, he claims the Blood Death Knights are broken. Blizzard says they’re working as intended. I say we’ll see once Blood goes live. But if it does, I could see Blood becoming one very popular tanking spec.
You can’t put too much faith in what you see during alpha testing. It’s alpha testing, after all. But reports from reliable sources, and I believe it when a guy like Preach tells me, says that Frost Death Knights might be in a pretty good place in Warlords of Draenor.
I was surprised at how often I’ve done Blood Death Knight tanking in the past while running quests, or soloing content for that matter. I never had the gear for it, and still managed to survive quite well. Things took longer to die, but so did I. This is what is known as a Good Thing. Outliving things you’re trying to stab to death is always a better result than the other way around.
Preach discusses the Blood DK for patch 5.4, and you’d do well to listen to him. So listen! Also, watch!
As Preach himself states, the Unholy Death Knight is one of the most unchanged specs in the game. It’s consistant, it’s great, and it works. I personally don’t play Unholy, but I think I might give it a try.
It feels like I probably should have posted this on Friday the 13th. Bit more of a haunted, zombie-like feel to the class. But enough of my words. Here’s words from Preach, and those words are gospel. Enjoy!