NeverFinal wrote:Imagine it's just like a regular dungeon but you play as one of your pets. You queue and get put with other players pets. Like Pokémon dungeon explorers.
(Long ... and thoughts on this and the game with it!)
I'm OK with a dungeon style of thing, however, we are going to run into issues, just like the old days ... someone knows things better than others, and we only need 5 Teroclaw's and they want you or I do switch the pets so you have this and that ... etc, etc, and so many frogs for the heals, and what not.
While I did not, exactly mind that stuff, and usually trusted the knowledge and ideas, in the end, it was a drain, for our Guild in the days of Molten Core, and Blackwing Lair and such ... it was hard, and it was frustrating, and it was not fun, and the amount of drops in there were negligible given the number of folks involved!
The PvP scenarios are not for me either, since I have really bad eyesight and it is bad enough that I have to stick with the "group" to make sure I can do what I do (was a healer on all raids in the past 11 years with shammie or priest -- whichever compensated the rest of the guild if a shammie was on, or a priest, etc), and not fall behind and not find my way, which is really difficult if it happens for me, as dark areas are tough, and in those days, there were no dungeon mini maps like today!
All in all, I think the Pet Battle content is probably reaching its limit and ideas are now kinda just floating all over, and when that happens, usually nothing gets done. I'm pretty sure that WoW/Blizzard are considering themselves lucky that after so many years things are still going, but the law of averages pretty much suggests that at any time, WoW, will start falling back and apart. The "virtualization" of servers, kinda told you that there were not enough players in many servers, and combining them made sense, and once they learned that, they virtualized it even more, to the point where they can shut down some servers if they need to, although I kinda think that they do not want to give away the idea that the numbers of folks is dwindling at all. Best leave it be as long as possible.
I would like to see some of us get rewarded with some Uber pets, however, using those would make too many fights stupid and sort of like any of us solo'ing Ulduar ... and I remember our Guild with 25 of us having a super hard time way back when ... let me tell you that healing was really hard then! I think the suggestion, with Legion, is that it won't happen again, since the levels now scale with the player/group, which tells you that the idea of power leveling anyone, is pretty much coming to an end, and it's like some garrison pet battles ... you put a low level in there and they get 132 points (my level 12 got that today on the carrots!) ... and that can be a bit ... frustrating for us, spoiled by the ability to PL and use the various bonuses like we have this past week. I, myself, have gotten almost 1000 levels and still have the rest of Monday to go!That was more than one third of the levels necessary to have all my Pets at 25 and such.
I would love to see new content, but in the end, it's like the new pets ... just different colors and more detailed models than previously, which is actually really nice, specially if they could clean up some of the earlier models, but I think that interferes with the previous engine, and design. In this area, I also think that Blizzard/WoW does not wish to re-invent the wheel and have to create levels 1-60 and such again ... it's too much of a drag and possibly very boring and takes away the versatility and more varied design at the higher level.