What about legendary prices?For example mail shoulders 210 lvl on small populated realms cost 100k (2/3 from token)... While 235 lvl does not exist at all....Its like Blizzard FORCES us to transfer on populated realms.
So, when are we going to talk about the terrain design?
When it comes to faction Balance I think the damage is done and their isn't really anything that could be done. Anything you do to get ppl to go to the Alliance will bring all the World first raiders over and scew it in favor for the Alliance rather than the Horde. So its the same probably just on a different faction.So the only reason people should play a faction is because "I want to play that faction for that race" or even "Just because".Giving the Alliance actual races people have been wanting, High Elves for example, might bring some of the players that swapped to Horde because of Blood Elves, back to the Alliance. A step has been kinda made with the Void Elves, but they still don't fill the void (hehe) left by what High Elves should've brought, Elf Paladins on the Alliance. Of course this is just 1 of many (as well as the loudest) examples of a race being added to the Alliance to bring people to it. But other than races, I can't see any way to bring players over without it skewing the population to much to one side. Racials shouldn't bring people to the Alliance or the Horde, aesthetics should.But even this idea of aesthetics over performance only works so well. The best players will always choose the better races with the better racials. And ofc no one wnats to say "I am the part of the best Alliance Guild in all of WoW!" when that guild doesn't even hold a candle to even the top 100 guilds on the Horde. The best of the best don't want to play on Alliance for just because, although being the top guild in the entirety of all of WoW (aka limit) but being on the Alliance, could be pretty cool, but until Faction pride steps in and the Alliance guilds get seriously competitive (or until are racials become just as good as the Hordes) there wont be anyone over here on the Alliance to play with because the entire player base will be Horde because that's where everyone is.Best solutions I can think of is to either remove passive and active racials all together or to allow every race to choose any passive and active racial in the game. (Flavored to their chosen race ofc.) Then it truly will be a matter of Aesthetic preference and maybe the Alliance will acquire some new blood because that player that just picked up WoW and started playing for the first time thought our races were cooler.
Reading the comment about old raids made me completely loose faith in Ion. They are taking away one of the most fun activities in WoW from some players for NO reason whatsoever. Glad that it's not just me at least, but I'm afraid that Ion is too blind to see that they went to a completely wrong direction with old content. This feels like they want do make WoW into Skyrim - where everything scales to you. It works for Skyrim and games like that but I can't even imagine a worse direction for WoW.
Nothing so far on Normal/Heroic tuning of raids? (other then Sludgefest)