This morning I looked on wowhead to see when the Legion invasion was (I’m still levelling an alt at a time up to 110) and I saw this post about the Zandalari racials. The poster was complaining and demanding that Blizz nerf them.
Now I don’t know anything about the combat racial (blessing of the loa I think it is?) and to be honest don’t care. The targeted racial that got my attention was Regeneratin because it made me even more excited to roll a Zandalari.
Years and years ago, way back when Swtor was first released which was … oh crumbs, 2011, anyway pretty soon after that I wrote a post on my blog called “Why my Paladin is jealous of my Bounty Hunter” and one of the reasons I gave was the out of combat regen that all Swtor classes have. They are themed, so Bounty Hunters are ‘lock and load’ I think? with an animation of reloading the gun. The sith have seethe so they turn red and look menacing. Anyway the point is they can regen out of combat.
Yesterday quite by chance I was doing the ‘Zandalar Forever’ scenario on my Demon Hunter and I accidentally went through the blue flames and my health dropped to 5%. Demon Hunters don’t have any heals except in combat when they can kill a mob and pick up a soul shard. I never ever remember to have any food in my bags, so I just had to stand chilling on the top of the pyramid for a few minutes while my health passively regenerated – that was boring!
I mean my pally can boost health with Flash of Light. I suspect other classes with healing specs have similar boons, and mages can of course conjure food on demand, but other classes don’t have that.
With the Zandalari blizz were implementing something I’ve wanted for years – a great quality of life improvement! Rather than nerfing it, I think they should expand it to all races! It doesn’t provide buffs so people will still have to craft food if they want any ‘well fed’ boosts. Just for questing or non-competitive combat, why can’t people just have a Regeneratin ability? It makes for less annoying pauses in gameplay.
So anyway that’s my thought of the day.
#in which I reckon there’s still stuff warcraft can learn from swtor