#1 - April 1, 2016, 9 p.m.
I made a pretty in-depth post about restoration shaman design ( http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20742975223 ) and it still hasn't even had a post acknowledging that this could be an idea, or that it's been looked it.
It's really sad to see not only the pvp aspect of wow dying, but the game as a whole. I'm frustrated when it comes to posting feedback, and don't want to sound like I'm whining, but in all honesty there is nothing left to do. The changes being made do not make sense from any prospective. From a business standpoint it makes ZERO sense to take the game in the direction that it's going. There was a massive backlash from the community regarding pruning in wod, so to do the same exact thing in terms of game design, baffles me. There is no denying that ability pruning was one of the biggest factors in wod being as awful as it is, and now legion is going to be the same.
The whole purpose of ability pruning (from blizzard's prospective) is to cater to casuals, to pull-in a new demographic and audience to play the game. Even though I understand their idea completely, the result of pruning CLEARLY isn't a good one. Let me tell you exactly what will happen if the game stays the way it is right now. With the release of legion most likely being around the release of the Warcraft movie in theatres, the sub count with skyrocket (maybe rise back up to 10 million). Now all though this may seem like a good thing, I GUARANTEE that the sub count will plummet back down to lower than WOD numbers at the same pace, or maybe even a faster pace. The reason behind this is that the same new audience you decided to attract, will end up quitting within a couple months because the game is quite simply, BORING and UNFUN. Now you have lost not only the die-hard wow players, but the new demographic of players that you wanted to play the game.
I will always have a love for wow, but that doesn't mean I will continue to play the game in legion. Most likely I'll play for a couple months, then end up quitting and moving on. I really hope you realize this, Blizzard, and decide to make a change.
I doubt many people will read this, and I highly doubt I'll get a blue-post from a thread like this, but thank you for those who choose to do so. I really don't want this game to die, and needed to voice my opinion on this horrible business prospective known as pruning. Thanks <3