Is the mage tower maybe coming back such a big deal that you had to make a 26 minute long video about it?
Culture change required, for sure. I don't think everything should be account wide, but it should all cascade. The player's time and effort should be the champagne poured into the top glass of the tower. Eventually the glass is filled. You can then either continue to pour into the top glass (playing your main contributes to the alts) or you can pour the champagne directly into the lower glasses (playing your alts). There should be no deviation to this method. Rep tokens could be earned like in Legion, past exalted if necessary. All currency including Timewarped and Darkmoon should be account bound. They should generally make more of alts in some way. Like, when there were garrisons, it would have been nice to see my toons walking around sometimes. Or they could explore the idea through player housing, if that ever happens.
"Patch <insert x.1+ patch here> goes just beyond totally caving to the playerbase because Blizzard are bleeding subs and there's a new cool-kid MMO or two taking all the attention...."...This represents a legit change in how WoW content will be designed and structured?"Oh you sweet summer child. At best this is managed change within an extremely predictable design pattern. If you're a person that rolls a dice 100 times and think that because the number is different every time it's a "change", then I have a magic cup to show you, if you turn it around it changes shape, the handle is never in exactly the same position. Wowwww! But more than likely it's business as usual at Blizzard HQ, unless you have the memory of a goldfish, and you've forgotten how the Heart of Azeroth and Artefact weapons were "designed" in subsequent patches.How do Blizzard and its shills really regard the core audience of the game (foolishly btw)? I'm reminded of this quote:"for they were creatures who learned very little on their journey through life, and would be startled to see the sun rising in the morning, and astonished by all the green stuff in the fields.”― Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Might aswell bring MoP challenge modes back so people can farm out the transmog sets from back then.
If the (Mage Tower) going to return then return the to his vendor
why cant ppl jsut be happy they may be bringing back the mage tower ?why must everything be we want more or njo thanks? and you wonder why wow is in such a !@#$ state