Go ahead and geek out a little, I did. Better?
There are a lot of cool things coming out of Blizzcon, and some I’m either neutral or dubious about. I’m super excited about the new zones, and changing the face of Azeroth, particularly from the lore point of view. Ragnaros returning and Deathwing emerging from deep within Azeroth? Rock on.
Only thing I’m not sure about right now is the change to stats. No more spell power (intellect will now serve this purpose) and Spirit will be the only mana regen stat. For you meleers, no more attack power on items; instead, it will come from agility or strength, depending on your class. In other words, the right side of your stat display is going to disappear, and only Intellect, Stamina, Spirit, Strength, and Armor will matter.
I don’t know; it just doesn’t sound as impressive to say “I have 3000 Intellect!” Maybe it will be awesome, but it feels almost too simplistic to me.
I’ll have more reactions, I’m sure, but it’s late.
For all the interesting news, I highly recommend a jaunt over to WoW.com. Between them and the live stream, I haven’t missed much.
I really want to know how other people are reacting to these things. What’s your favorite announcement so far? Least favorite? Tell me what you think!