I was honestly not impressed.
For those unaware, the developers were staging a livechat on Twitter where users would submit questions and the staff would pick and answer them. Many of the questions answered lacked any real punch. Answers to most of these couldâ€™ve been found on most major WoW news outlets or blogs, or even on the official World of Warcraft site.
The questions I found most interesting:
Q: With T10, are we going to see tokens like in Ulduar? or like CC? CC style had every class and spec rolling on same thing.
A: With T10 we’re going to see a hybrid. The tier 10 items (the ones with item levels you’d find in the 10-player raid) will be purchased with Emblems of Frost.
The tier 10.5 items (the ones with item levels you’d find in the 25-player raid) will be obtained by getting a token (one that is specific to 3 or 4 classes, much like the Ulduar tokens) and using it to upgrade the tier 10 item that was purchased with emblems of frost.
Q: Any plans for a gated system in IIC like in Coliseum that prevents us from doing hardmodes from day 1?
A: We do have a system that unlocks bosses similar to how we handled TOC and Sunwell. We are restricting hard modes to raid leaders that have defeated Arthas in regular mode.
I can see why Blizzard wanted to inject a bit of light humor into the dev chat with questions like these:
Q: When do hunters get to tame druids?
A: Right after druids get a hunter form.
Q: Can locks have a summonable flying mount now please?
A: Now? As in right this second? No.
But at the same time, I know theyâ€™re on the clock too. Itâ€™s a limited interview. I guess I was hoping weâ€™d hear more new information that wasnâ€™t already known.
All the same, I am happy that theyâ€™ve started to expand to Twitter and made a conscious effort to try and address some questions. Lots of serious fluff answers in there though which made me a bit sad as there were some genuinely good questions asked. I hope theyâ€™ve learned from this experience and make the next dev chat better all-around.