Shaking the Ol’ Talent Tree

Hey guys, let’s go back.

wotlk talents

Let’s go back even further:

tbc talents]Let’s go waaaaaay the heck back:

vanilla talentsAhh, remember these?  Love ’em or hate ’em, the old talent trees were a true part of our Warcraft experience if you’ve been playing for any substantial length of time.

I got thinking of these thanks to a conversation I was having on Twitter.  There are a lot of memories that come with these old talent trees – both good and bad.  I remember how excited I was to make myself or my pet just that much more powerful every level.  I remember devising specific leveling specs, PvP specs, and raiding specs.

I also remember how innately “tied” to your spec these really made you feel.  One of my earlier blog posts to make a real splash in the community, written a whopping seven and a half years ago, details how the symbiotic hunter/pet nature of the BM talents was why it was my favorite spec.

These days, though, I’m BM not because I like the talents so much as because, hey, I’ve been playing it for years and years and I know how to play it, and I do pretty well with it, so why switch?  It’s not the most inspiring reason in the world, I know.

I dunno, I’m not exactly pining for the old talents or anything.  But it is kind of a fun thing to look back on.

Wanna go back in time and play around?  Have fun!

2 thoughts on “Shaking the Ol’ Talent Tree”

  1. And here I am looking at that “waaaaaay back” talent tree and thinking it needs one or two fewer “a”s because survival doesn’t end in lacerate. *cough*

  2. It was always fun trying to jockey my BM talents just enough to get two tiers in on Survival for some trap-related talent that was an absolute necessity for raiding.

    I actually enjoyed that mini-game a lot. Tools like “Talented” made it fairly painless to change specs out, even if the cost was somewhat gruesome.

    The current talent system is pretty boring, and makes it impossible to create something unique.

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