World of Warcraft will have no gold costs on rearranging talents but will limit it to certain areas

    
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There is no actual gold cost for swapping around your specs or talents in the next World of Warcraft expansion. That’s gone. You want to be Shadow one minute and Discipline the next? Go for it. And there’s no gold cost for swapping your talents, either… as long as you’re in a rest area. That’s the game’s new compromise, allowing players to swap talents freely within designated safe zones but nowhere else.

Switching specs already has a large enough number of restrictions – having the appropriate artifact, the right gear, proper hotbars, and so forth – that putting a gold cost on top of it felt superfluous. By contrast, allowing players to simply swap talents anywhere at any time for no cost encouraged players to swap talents at a moment’s notice for a specific fight. There are plans to introduce a consumable item for Inscription so that players can respec in the field if necessary, but for the most part, you should expect to be sticking with your talent choices once you leave safety. Back in safe spaces, though, you can do whatever.

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schmidtcapela Estranged So, they sorta stringed everyone along…

:-)  

I’ve loaded plenty of laundry during those taxi rides.  LOL

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Estranged 
“””However, they did mislead, because they announced no flying after launch. Only an uproar changed their minds.”””
Actually, they originally said that it wouldn’t have flying at WoD’s launch, but that it would be added at a later patch. Then they changed “would be added” to “might be added”. Some time later, with the game entering the content lull between expansions, they said that there would be no flight.

Then the forums exploded and they quickly (for Blizzard) doubled back, announcing that flight would be added, but with a long and utterly boring grind attached.

Also, the fact Blizzard sells flying mounts, and included one with the collector’s edition, made many players confident that Blizzard would add back flight; after all, it would be quite unethical to sell those expensive mounts without warning the players purchasing them that they would be nearly useless in the whole new expansion…

Flight being delayed again is part of the reason I’m not really interested in Legion. Or, rather, that without flight we are left taking WoW’s taxi services, and I consider those the most boring kind of “fast” travel ever created in a MMO, as they make the character invulnerable and lock it for the duration of the trip, preventing the player from doing anything at all.

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Karl_Hungus mrsangeld I already told you, and I’m not alone, you should spend some time reading the beta forums, there has been a flurry of discussion on this change.

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mrsangeld Karl_Hungus 
What are you hoping to change? The notion that swapping specs and talents should be free instead of 32 cents?

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Sorenthaz I am fine with this as well, and almost goes back to the point of Inscription in the first place. 

Still not too keen on the artifact system placing a gimp on multiple specs, but I get the point. There are certainly a large contingent of people who want specs to be meaningful again, and this is one way to go about it.

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Karl_Hungus Estranged So, wait… I need to “Earn” the right to use the mounts I earned like… 8 years ago? Say again?

Look, I hate the flying argument as much as the next person, cause this is two years old as this point and utterly played to death. but man.. so many people miss the mark on this.

Blizzard put flying in the game during BC, expanded it to the old world in Cataclysm, and could never seem to figure out what to do with it. That’s on them, not on the playbase that used the system in the first place. Placing this utterly pointless time sinks and unlocking things players have unlocked several times before is Blizzard’s way of not being able to figure out a better way to make their content in a way that accommodates the mechanics they put in place.

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Most animal flying mounts look like they are laying eggs or taking a dump, while being used on the ground.

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Karl_Hungus mrsangeld which is exactly why I’m voicing my opinion, It’s a beta, and as such, these changes deserve conversation.

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mrsangeld Karl_Hungus 
Early beta is never basis for expectations considering how much is still being tested at that stage. Majority of systems in alpha and early beta only operate that way for testing purposes. That’s why created characters are generated with more gold than they’ll ever need during the testing process. And these higher end materials? You mean herbs gathered from max-level zones? Maybe there might be some Primal Spirit component involved but the game sneezes such things at us as it is, and with profession quests coming in Legion, I’m even less worried. I guarantee you that the item required to swap talents will be super cheap. This is fucking Blizzard after all. They’ve systematically removed every single barrier of entry to raiding since Wrath of the Lich King.

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Tamanous rottenrotny I could see it going either way, what are your reasons? 
I would be against it in something like arena PVP. but I’m not sure I see a problem with it in dungeons or raids. 
If there’s too much healing have one swap to dps, not enough healing, have one swap to heals.. etc.

I seem to remember being able to swap any time you were out of combat in Rift and that seemed to work fine.