Alexstrasza didn't burn Bolvar. Other red dragons did. She landed after the Blight was cleansed by her flight. She was nowhere in that cinematic, etc. Did Ion even pay attention to the cinematic?
But the real question.. Where's Pepe?
People insist they have to be able to swap covenants because covenants will not be balanced. But if covenants are not going to be balanced, then you will not want to be switching. You're going to be locked in by your own min/maxing. And if covenants are going to be balanced, then, again, you won't need to switch.If it's about maxing progress from boss to boss, there's no reason to insist that a system introduced into the game has to accommodate that sort of versatility. The "help with progress" bit comes from the usual sources - better gear, better planning, better execution of plans. Players should make choices that help them shine in some situations and less so in others, and then deal with that through item progress and skill. I don't think wow could get to call itself a community if people were unable to understand how that works. If it's about finding a spot in groups or raids, I find it hard to believe that anyone will be able to say with any certainty at all that X comp is better than Y comp. They don't really even do that with classes except in the meta, which is only really applicable at the very cutting edge which the vast, vast majority of players will never come close to. You can't design a game around that, it'd be like designing houses for everyone based on what astronauts need on the moon. You do not want to see what would have to happen to the game for Blizzard to balance the meta out of existence. In short, very happy to be locked into covenant choice, don't care, don't think it matters as much as people seem to think.
"No details on actual costs yet, but leaving a covenant is simple and costless. The cost comes into play if you return to a covenant you left."for someone like me who have interest only in 3v3 arenas, this can be a good compromisebut thos ewho want to do M+. raids, and stuffs... mhe, good luck XD
All these comments about how not being able to swap covenants is actually a good thing, because *reasons*.I don't understand why people are so fervently opposed to the idea that a lot of players try to be optimal on their characters in a given situation. Covenant abilities are NOT about min/maxing, so please stop comparing it to choosing a race and what not. Race bonuses are really minor, covenant abilites are not. There are covenant abilities that are clearly excellent in, say, raids, and plain useless in, say, PvP. Not taking the covenant that offers the best ability for a specific game content will feel like a huge handicap in that game content. It won't be about doing "3% less damage", it will feel more like "this ability is useless in what I'm doing right now".And all the players who regularly do different types of contents are kinda screwed (I, for one, enjoy PvP, raids and M+, and I feel quite skeptical about the idea of my character performing best in only X content if I choose the Y covenant).Then comes the fact that if someone wants to perform well in one specific content, but the covenant ability that suits him/her best belongs to a covenant he/she does not like (aesthetically or lore-wise), this will create more choices that ARE NOT fun to make. The power of your character and aesthetics should not be tied together.Just let us swap between covenant abilities in the same way we're swapping essences now, and everyone's happy :-)