This post is both praise and criticism of [Season 8] Thrall
I have not admittedly been on Ascension as long as some people who play here, however, I have noticed something which I really dislike.
The server is advertised as "Create your own class fantasy" where as this is true, you can absolutely do that, the broader picture is you're limited to very few Legendary enchants to compete in higher end raiding and for that very reason, the server is a huge contradiction.
When you have enchants that range from 2000 DPS to 7000 DPS, then expect a community to build around that with no toxicity, you're delusional. People have always been very critical and toxic over other peoples DPS and the variance on some of the specs shoots down any real chance of solid communities forming beyond a niche few elite guilds with core raiders who all just use the most broken enchant at the time.
Mythic is due out tomorrow and shortly after, we'll be getting Mythic 1-10 - the prediction is this, if Legendary enchants are not balanced across the board by the time Mythic 1-10 comes out, you may as well remove the "build your own class" thing from the server advertisement because that will no longer be true.... instead, you may as well replace it with "Build your own class up until a certain point... where you'll have to swap to the most broken enchant at the time or no one will want to group with you and no one will invite you to raids" because lets face it, people are strung up on numbers, always have been, always will be with WoW.
That said! and that was the criticism part
I still think the servers are being run well, Thrall hasn't been the most stable since launch but I'm enjoying it, a lot more than I do live Blizzard servers. I actually cancelled my Blizzard sub when I started playing here because the fun factor difference was night and day.
TLDR; server is great fun but please balance enchants properly because right now the variance between them is utterly broken/untested
@Xylandia Agree completely. I think the Legendary Mystic Enchants were a bad idea. Don't get me wrong, I love the freshness and variety they bring, but they just become new "classes". I think they should have limited it to the type of power Epic Mystic Enchants bring because most just enable cool things, but they don't dictate builds like the Legendary Mystic Enchants.
Yes, the legendary RE determines the build for the most part, and yes, some are quite strong and others are weak, but that's why it's S8 (Thrall) to make a balance, and that's why they're not on A52 so that it can be tested better (in my opinion)
In addition, I think that if we can have any talent and skill in the game, then it would also like to do something with the abilities of the given characters as well (racial skills), unfortunately what I wrote does not have many good reviews, and at the same time I would say that it would add to the RPG world more RPG and at the same time better adaptation of the character to your type of game
(for example, I like to play as a tauren, but at the same time I like to play a healer, and for the role of a healer, a human is best suited because of his +3% spirit, because really, what does a tauren have as a bonus for healing? and for a tank, a tauren has a little more hp (+5% base hp) and his aoe stun 0.5 sec cast during which you can get fear, stun, and even a hit from the enemy even if you have a 100% chance to block)
here what i wrote(be careful, it's a long text) : https://forum.ascension.gg/topic/1170/new-race-reskin-and-new-racials-d
Picklephartz here, um the 24 hour limit to redrafts basically is like telling me you don't want me to play more than and hour a day.... i normally "in season 7" farmed marks and then headed to play slots lol but i don't enjoy lvling other characters or prestiging ..... so..... maybe its just me, just thought I'd make my case, doubt this will change anything, if its a balance thing, but lol people are gonna prestige out broken builds anyways, just not how i wanna make a build
This has been my experience as well.
A lot of people upset about other people not being able to rush rush through dungeons non-stop and are very vocal about it. That being said I don't really do pugs much anymore due to peoples crappy behavior. Shoot me a message ingame and I'll get you a ginvite to come play with us!