Of QQ, pew pew and the design of the different classes
So far I have two main toons, Dreadmoon and Slimme, both 70, both belonging to a “this is the most nerfed class on the game” category: Druid and Hunter.
Of course, if they were anything else, they will still belong to the same category. After all, our class is hugely underpowered compared to any other class around… right?
As part of my “learning the class” experience I tend to visit the Class forums in the official World of Warcraft site. And let me tell you, that is a trip…
Every single class forum I’ve been to is filled with, mainly, 3 types of posts:
1) QQ from the class players. While there are valid comments related to the way some abilities or talents have been designed, most posts seems to be cry outs from players that want to have a god-type toon.
2) NERF NERF NERF post from every other class, specially those that are not a good match on 1 v 1 PvP. They just shout and beg for the class to be nerfed (changed in design to reduce their over powerdness)
Most of the QQ and NERF posts reflect the idea that any class should be able to go PvP to any other class and win. So if I am playing class A and I am killed in a duel by someone playing class B that can only mean that class A is underpowered or that class B needs to be nerfed.
Both type of posts seems to forget the fact that a large part of this game is based in teaming with other players.
3) Informative class related posts. These are the posts that make the visit to the class forum worthwhile. These are the posts that explain certain game mechanics related to the class, discuss gearing options and talent choices for the class. Thankfully, a lot of these great posts have been “stickied” so people can easily find them.
Now, getting back to the different classes, how do you feel?
I am the kind of player that enjoys the game and tries to take advantage of the talents and abilities of my toon without actually worrying of what will happen in the next patch, which basically means: less QQ and more Pew Pew
Do you feel that endless complains serve a purpose when it comes to posting in the official forums? (BTW, as a Druid I can spend hours here discussing our issues ;-) )
Note: QQ refers to the emote of two eyes with tears in them = crying.