Didn't these idiots just take Mirror Images OFF the talent tree and back to baseline, and now they want to Undo it because they've made the mage GCD situation even worse, but refuse to take things like Arcane Power (which should never have been ON the GCD) off the GCD to compensate? The whole spec/systems team needs firing and get the MoP people back.
I don't understand why Blizzard is so set on the GCD change. Spells that just "buff damage by X" and do nothing to impact your class mechanics have no reason to be limited by a delay.There HAS to be a reason they haven't given us as to why the GCD change happened because the reasons given so far make no sense. If it was to remove strain on the servers like people theorized, just come out and say it.
Just load up the MoP version of Shadow Priest, add Void Form as a dps cooldown, problem solved.
In terms of specific examples of abilities needing to be off a GCD, Blood Boil definitely is up there. It removes the necessity of needing to take every cooldown of a Blood DK off the GCD. Additionally, it combos very well with talents such as Hemostasis. The Blood DK is in a really right spot in terms of GCD usage, while it doesn't affect complexity, it makes the means to the end very clunky having every ability be on the GCD. This feeling is multiplied when you take into account that it is a reactionary based spec as well.Note - I haven't seen Alpha, mabye things have changed. :D
For me the GCD changes are what is killing my enjoyment. In Legion I loved fire and outlaw. Now I can't stand em.
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Having DPS cooldowns on the GCD just feels bad.. especially when the cooldown is relatively short. Also having shapeshift on cooldown for a druid really defeats the hybrid feel for things that you need to shift out of form to cast.
Torghast is stolen from final fantasy and with blizz want to make it a speed run place its going to be a bad copy, we have to many systems on top of class design so were now gonig to have 5? convants are about fantasy you want to play but we are going to put huge parts of your characters play style and progression in them so you have to choose a certain one per class making it pointless...Blizz mgiht be listening but the current team doesn't know how to make a game so we are still doomed
Shadowlands seems great so far, also listening to community feedback seems better than ever. Although they really should look into the GCD issue. I feel like the whole communicty is screaming for GCD changes, because some classes feel so bad with openers having 4 to 6 seconds of GCD time before even doing damage. I hope they are going to listen and this could be a wonderfull expansion.