So I’m gonna steal a page from the wonderful RockPaperShotgun‘s book here and tell you, well… what I think about a certain something. Today’s topic? The New Talent Tree which everyone loves to hate!
Okay, okay, let’s cut the theatrics. I’m going to tell you what Blizz was going for with this. What they were going for was as follows: “Oh hey, EVERYBODY who uses this spec takes this talent. So since EVERYBODY takes it, we’ll just give it to that spec by default.” That’s really it. They didn’t sit around and have an evil laugh and make nefarious plans about how to homogenize the specs. The specs are still intact; you just get the stuff you were going to get anyway without having to click on it. That’s all.
That said, there is certainly something to be said for, well… the excitement of getting a new talent point at every level and getting to click on it. Heck, there’s even something to be said for those old talents from back in the day that increased your crit chance by 1/2/3/4/5%. Blizzard cut that stuff out because they thought it was boring, but those incremental number changes were exciting to me and to a lot of other people. They made you feel like you were progressing. Why do you think people get all excited for gear that stands a mere incremental number change above other gear?
The Long and Short of It (That’s What She Said): I miss the old talent trees but I’m certainly not sitting around crying as though someone just shot my dog. And it’s definitely not the end of the world. Also, A Murder of Crows is smurfing awesome. Do you remember the movie “We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story”, and how at the end a bunch of crows came and landed on the bad guy and then he disappeared? Yeah. That is this. Awesome.