Watching … or rather listening to a WoW streamer is something i do while playing WoW, i hear the streamer answering all kind of questions, there is one question i hear many times is people asking the streamer’s opinion about BFA, and she answer in the same way everytime, she loved BFA, there is so much to do.
This is so different from what i see in the comment sections, people think BFA is the worst mostly because of Azerite gear, comment sections don’t represent the WoW community, just the vocal part of it, but they are so vocal and this include youtubers and Twitch streamers, if some of the content makers share the same opinion about something, you’ll see this idea repeated then embraced as something we all agree on.
But we don’t agree on everything, that’s why some people watching the streamer think it’s weird that she like BFA instead of ranting about what’s wrong with it.
For me? well i think BFA is a good expansion, but i’m casual player, i should not have opinion about this stuff because i’m not Mythic raider … that’s what some commenters think! if you are not hardcore player then you opinion is irrelevant!
I look at the whole expansion and i see so much content, story development even i didn’t like the story, new dungeons and raids, from what i’ve seen and read; people liked these dungeons and raids, islands expedition,
Of course you could see all of this content and still dislike BFA and that’s ok, some people quit the game over the Azerite gear, and that is ok too, but please don’t think that all people share the same idea, some of us liked BFA.
Now Shadowlands coming and both Blizzard and the players are repeating the same thing, Covenants are the new Azerite gear and there is so much debate over how to fix the system, and i’m tired of the whole thing and all i have to say is … meh.
- Some people ask for perfect balance, that will not happen, even if it did, some people won’t like it.
- Some people want the Covenants to be cosmetic choice, a good way to end the debate, Blizzard won’t do this, they invested so much time designing the system.
- Some people want to change the Covenants as they wish, Blizzard want the Covenants to be an RPG system, a choice that matter and not easily changed, this is the major problem for many people.
I understand the both sides, Blizzard want to bring back the RPG in the MMORPG, but they are doing it in a system that we all know it won’t last more than one expansion, building a world or an RPG needs long time commitment, Blizzard don’t want a system that need maintenance for years after the expansion.
On the players side they are afraid that Covenants will become a requirement when joining a Mythic dungeon group or a PUG raid, but this is always the case, i mean right now you can find groups for normal Uldir raid require Ny’alotha AOTC achievement! or mythic dungeon group asking for Heroic Ny’alotha level gear, this happened in every expansion.
Some people think they need to choose the best option to make the best DPS or healing, it depend on the fights, but if Blizzard allowed them to change the covenant easily they will change them between fights for that extra 1% performance, this will make Covenants choice trivial.
I have no solution here, i know i’m not going to make the Covenants a reason to dismiss the whole expansion.
One last thing, sometimes i wonder if it’s better for blizzard to abandon these systems and make gear simple like it was in old expansions, no artifact power, no legendary items, no Covenants, just simple progression gear, like it was from vanilla to Warlords of Dreanor.
Instead of these systems focus on the content and the story, will this be a better option? i don’t know.