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Ask the Devs #1

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 14, 2011  | Comments

Ask the Devs #1 - World of Warcraft -

The World of Warcraft team has posted its first Ask the Devs thread on the official forums. The Q&A covers topics as varied as appearance tabs, whether or not Outland and Northrend will be 'renewed', Holy Paladin mastery and more.

Q: Considering how often changes meant to balance PVE performance for certain classes then creates imbalance in their performance in PVP, and vice verse, have the developers ever considered completely separating the two? – Azunya (North America/ANZ)

A: That’s a common solution proposed by our active forum participants for whom balance may be the single most important concern when they play. You have to put yourself in the mind of a new player just trying to pick up the game though. Already there are a bewildering array of class abilities and talents, many with their own idiosyncrasies or special rules. Now you have to virtually double that if you want all of the player spells to have a PvE and a PvP tooltip. We prefer solutions like resilience and diminishing returns on crowd control that are more global rules rather than virtually every ability having a PvE vs. a PvP coefficient. We want it to feel like one game with a unified set of rules.

Read more here.

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