Shadow Priest > Molasses PriestFeels bad for people that aren’t itemized and been relying on TD and IS the whole time.
Glad to hear it, to be honest. I've grown pretty tired of getting corrupted gear on new alts on who I have zero desire to do the very long legendary cloak chain. Without the cloak mitigation, it just means you're taking unnecessary damage when doing basic content like WQ's or farming old raids.
I wonder how many people cheering for the removal of corruption, are just parroting popular streamers and pvpers, but never actually played anything harder than a Mythic 9? So losing a big chunk of haste or a corruption effect from a raid weapon is no big deal to casuals. I worked hard to get all that awesome gear, so its going to suck to lose most of what made it fun.
It will be so delightful to see this utter trash system to be gone and hopefully Blizzard learns that this is result when you don't test it thoroughly *cough azerite cough*
WoW would be so much better if they just stopped making systems built around borrowed power. Shadowlands obviously won't be that, but hopefully after they stop it.
Borrowed power by itself can be fun. The problem is that most of the times its way overpowered and also the fact that some specs don't work at all without it or are way too clanky (I see you fire mages). But I agree in general. I will never forget when I started playing BFA when my friends were supposed to boost me in Normal dungeons (all off them equipped with Normal Uldir gear at the time-maybe even HC not sure) and I was destroying them on the meters with my 114 Mythic Antorus geared ret pally ^^
IMO borrowed power is not "fun" whats the fun in stuff that happens without you making an interaction. Borrowed power should have been instead an increase in stats so that classes work as designed. The mayor example of this is the "Reaping Flames" proc, that proc hits for 80k+ and is very likely to proc when the target is at 20% or less. That proc counts for a large portion of the damage done of most classes. That shouldn't have happened, that minor essence buff should have been designed so that it would increase the damage of your stats or something to compensate but the damage proc is definitelly not "FUN" as you cannot control it. Of course when you are stat starved as blizzard continues to keep us we get this buffs and feel that WOW finally some real power. But in reality the problem is that they itemize drops with so low stats that we need those "borrowed powers" to keep our class working.You will see that when corruptions are gone most of the current content will be out of reach for everyone.
Do we know if horrific visions are going away with prepatch along with the Corruptions?
CAN NOT WAIT for the pre-patch for no other reason than the god awful corruption system is finally going to be removed!
Glad corruption is going away. Making my hard-earned transmogs look like they were covered in molasses was a terrible design choice.Personal opinion, but it feels like the WoW development slider has shifted too far away from cool zone/mob/boss development and too much into game system development.This isn't to say the art department doesn't knock it out of the park every xpac (they do!) -- but four zones seems like a far cry from the heady days of the Burning Crusade zones/dungeons/raids, and making glorified rep grinds the centerpiece of an xpac just seems incredibly shallow, no matter how hard they try to dress it up as something special.
I got Beta access on Friday night, and played a good chunk of yesterday. Haven't changed any gear yet (except to put on pieces that were better stat-wise, but didn't have the right corruption). Have had no problems with the squish and the loss of corruption. And this is running as Ele Shaman, which has been rated as more of a mid-tier class/spec.I think the people who are going to have the toughest time with the loss of corruption are those who were playing the corruption builds where their corruptions were doing most of their DPS (TD, Infinite Stars, etc.). Those of us, like myself, who used corruption pretty much as nothing more than a secondary stat boost, it might sting us a little, but shouldn't be anything serious. Might feel a little weaker during the pre-patch, but I doubt that feeling will last going into Shadowlands.Just my 2 cents, though.
Nice dead warrior on retail and beta.. thank you.. im doing on vacation.
Came hear to just voice a bit of frustration mixed with a bit of relief.While i am glad they removed the Corruptions system; as I was never a fan of "borrowed power" to begin with; I am even less of a fan of the ideology behind what borrowed power means playing in the long term.I am definitely feeling my warriors weaknesses going into this pre-patch, I mean holy crap am I feeling it hard; I didn't have a really OP setup like others, but gosh did I have a nice corruption setup that I got really used to; and it made my daily routines less stressful in certain aspects; and quite frankly, some of it was really fun.This just highlights a big red flag to me though, that what borrowed powers during expansions does to our gaming brains, it rewires us to play a certain way; and build our characters according to what options those borrowed powers give us; -we get 2+ years for all of it to become part of how we play; and then the pre-patch takes it away.... and it's jarring.This cannot be the best way to do things; there has to be a better way to introduce and phase out content so it doesn't feel like this when pre-patches go live.If they have plans to keep doing the borrowed power ideology, then I really hope that going forward it's much more minimal and less impactful; because our character strengths should never originate from something that can just be taken away and recycled every two years, but more in how well we play our character classes and how we grow with them over the years.