Ask the Devs - Answers #4: Armor and Weapons
LOL, they already have the framework in place... ever buy a non-combat pet? every toon on every server gets it in the mail; even newly created ones.
It really disappoints me when they reference finances as a reason for not doing anything. At this point, I really don't think money should stop them from doing anything. They have enough money to do whatever they want.
It really disappoints me when people just assume that all the revenue from subscriptions, sales, and services goes into a nice big ole account that just sits around doing nothing. Has it not occurred to you that likely 95% or more of that money is already reinvested into development of WoW or other titles, employee salaries, physical assets, etc?
$180,000,000 x 12 months a year = You do the math.
(just a rough estimate from what ive heard about how many folks play WoW)
I know Blizz has to pay their employee's. such is the nature of having and job and working. To get paid. but this game is going to the dogs in a really big way. it used to be a really great way to relax. but now i log on and watch a bunch of mini-me's running around in the exact same gear as the next guy. hell, im a soldier, getting paid less than ur employee's do to risk alot more. come up with something worth the gamer's time. i know several people who have quit cause of various nerf's and lack of character customization depth. if u dont want to hire a programmer to do the necessary programming, just say so. I'd rather Blizz be honest and say they dont want to (right now than) dodge around and say "next patch" or "in the future" knowing that they never are or are too cheap.
Q: Will enchanters be getting back the ability to make wands? - Trustybee (Taiwan)A: We have been discussing what role in the game wands are supposed to fill. We generally consider it a failure these days if a caster ever wants to wand for dps instead of using their spells. Working the wand into the cast animation (as in the question above) is one idea. In any event, we want to figure out what we want wands to do before we give them any more prominence.
Why not add in the wand's auto cast damage while we cast our spells? Much like a hunter Auto-shots away while blasting away with his/her signature shots? (Naturally this would provide some kind of caster dps bonus across the board, but I doubt it would be that much)
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