Gilneas wrote:What if Blizzard finally decides that geyser + whirlpool + howl + surge of power is just too cheesy a way to beat all of the beasts of fable? I'm sure there will be some people who'll want to whine that PvE broke the Water Spirit for PvP, too (not many, but I bet some will). Will we hear screams to remove PvE pet battles? Doubtful. And I am still waiting for them to fix "Explode" and similar abilities which ignore damage reduction - which will probably not affect PvP at all - but which will bring screams from all sorts of PvE people who love exploding on the Celestial Children and Beasts of Fable as a speed win.
Back in the last PTR testing phase of 5.4, I was the one mentioned in the PTR forum saying that the geyser + whirlpool + howl + surge of power combo will actually destroy the design of the tourney, because this combo will make most of the 4 celestials like a joke.
I suggest to change the skill set of the water spirit or maybe the chromi too, but they did not listen.
While I was disappointed, I can understand the reason behind it, while this new 5.4 tourney will be consider as the advanced content for pet battle, they still want to keep the requirement/restriction to certain level/limit only.
Without this combo, most people will definitely need more than 20-25 full level pet to finish this tourney and it will not be that easy for someone whose new to the pet battle.
I got it, hence I moved on.
Being said that, we all should keep in mind that because of the time sink and efforts spent from the "old players" and "new players", unlike the PVE raid content in this game, they can always use a gear reset button to level the playing ground, there is NONE in pet battle regarding how big is your pet army.
Therefore, this is actually the biggest obstacle when Blizz is going to design the new PVE content.
There is no LFR, flex, normal, heroic difficulties separation for PVE content, sadly the same thing can not be done for pet battle; there is no pet reset (like gear reset) for different patch/expansion, the only thing they can do is to dumb down the content or keep some back door like this for the overall interest of the players.
Do I like it? NO.
But it will exist.