With Blizzcon 2017 just around the corner, I want to make my own, probably very unique, list of things I hope for.
Or, things I dream of, because I know, that most of my wishes will never come true.
But hey, I can dream! So here goes – It will be fun to look back on years from now for me. 🙂
Russell Brower gets his job back
The musical genius behind some of the most treasured music pieces in WoW. Blizzard eliminated his position some months ago, which is a sad, sad act, considering how important music is to the game.
More character interaction opportunities
I’d love to see more RP love, even though I do not RP anymore. Like, imagine if our characters could hug? Obviously it would have to be worked out, so it would require a party etc. or “approval”, so people wouldn’t just spam-troll-hug in Stormwind!
More emotes as well would be so great.
I know this is where most probably will disagree, but I disliked the scaling in Legion. I would much rather see the new zones as Wrath of the Lich King did; two starting areas to chose between and then we work our way up towards Icecrown.
Levelling up should make me feel more powerful. Not less powerful. And I would absolutely hate to see the rest of Azeroth scale to my level as well.
I like walking in the forests of Teldrassil without getting attacked, thank you very much.
Cross realm removed
No. More. Crossrealms. One should still be able to group with friends across servers, of course. But bring back a sense of community within the realms.
Yes, I know, lots of issues would occur concerning low populated servers, but this post is just about dreams, not solutions.
I believe, that the biggest reason for the careless acts, rude behavior and inconsiderate attitude towards each other in game in groups are caused by the implementation of Cross realms. That is where your reputation on your server no longer mattered. Crucial turning point for the game.
More Class uniqueness
Hibernate. Want it. Even Soothe. Miss it. More freedom when it comes to Shapeshifting.
I do not see the need for every class to have identical spells, just with different names. (While we are on it, more kilts for Druids please! Where have they gone in Legion? There is not a single one!)
A revamp of the Druid Class “mount”/form
There are SO many issues with this one, I am honestly surprised, that we haven’t gotten a brand new remake of it instead. I did notice a new mount on Wowhead, that has a landing animation, so I imagine that will just be copied to the Lunarwing mount, but it’s still not good enough, really.
A new expansion that does not involve a super mega crazy bad guy
Let’s return to Duskwood and help out as strangers passing by.
No more of this “You are the all high and mighty Arch Druid that will save us all!”.
Less Netherlight Crucible and the likes. Easier to know what is an upgrade and what is not an upgrade. Less clutter when it comes to gear and stats.
A stat squish
Similar to the one we had in MoP (was it not around that time?), so we no longer run around with these crazy healthpools and stats. Will be easier to calculate with smaller numbers too.
More graphical options for weather effects
Dark nights, early mornings, sunrise, the moon, skies, storm. Effects much like from those Inky Black Potions, Storming Saison and Spirit Spirits – I would love to see those as a graphical option in game, we can just toggle on and off.
Garrison/ Class Hall/ Missions removed
I do not think it belongs in WoW. It gives me an unnatural “pause” in questing, when I, all of a sudden, have to wait XX hours for my so called “Champions” to complete something without me.
Nope. Out with that. (But IF it remains, which it will…Then please, continue the Legion App. It’s awesome for people with so little time in game.)
No more World Quest being forced upon you
All those pop ups with no way to disable them, and the quest items, that lands in your quest log. Too annoying in the long run. Option to toggle it off, please. I run with the Addon Silent World Quest, but some WQs still appear in quest log including items needed to complete it, that won’t go away on it’s own. Breaks immersion.
Less flashy spells and outlines
I like to immerse myself into the universe of Azeroth, without spells flying all over the place, thank you.
More information inside the game, instead of outside of it
I am playing with one monitor, and I really like not to switch back and forth from Wowhead and where not and to the game, to find out info.
I would simply love it, if more information was put inside the game. Also when it comes to lore.
Imagine if hovering over an item would give you an option to read more about it, let’s say, if it was named after a specific character in the game.
Or how about if you had an option to find out more about the NPCs you run into, inside the game instead of outside of it? That’d be so awesome.
Less catering to the segment of players that play all day
It has recently dawned on me, that by catering to these kind of players, Blizzard ruins a lot of the game for the casual kind, which (I hope) is a player segment, that is far larger.
By constantly trying to come up with “solutions” to “keep 24/7 players busy”, they risk that the rest of us sit back with a feeling of never being “done” – never reaching that certain point, where you sit “on top of the content”, because there is always more to do. Having things to do is good, don’t get me wrong! But all things in moderation.
Bigger and less crowded zones
Zones with far fewer mobs in between, that lets you look far into the distance, without all the various groundlevels, mountains and caves. Think the old Thousand Needles. I’d love to see a new zone like that.
That’s about it, on the top of my head! I am sure I can come up with a ton more though. And when I reread this list, I sound very negative with my “more of this, less of this”.
So here’s just a few quick things I adore about Legion, so balance it all out a tad 😉
Gorgeous details to the environment. Waterfalls, butterflies, forests, trees, snowy areas, lush areas, you name it. It is a magnificient and beautiful work, they have created. Unicorns. All the new unique creatures. Micro holidays (make them last longer though, please)
The music; This will be the expansion that brought us Canticle of Sacrifice and the Anduin Theme. Need I say more?
The lore and stories has been a great joy as well. Captivating and relevant, and by far a completely different experience than the “old standard quests”.
Legion has a lot to offer, and the rest of the game does too; with my limited time to play, I will never run out of things to do. Just need some finetunin’, that’s all, right 😉
Curious otter is curious
Anyway, how about you? Do you have one wish above the rest, that you would sacrifice your entire pet collection, gear or archaeology levels to see implemented?
Happy day to all of you 🙂
Coffee, Cakes and Crits posted some excellent thoughts on what one could hope to see at Blizzcon, too. One can always hope, fingers crossed.