This very nicely summarises a great amount of what's wrong with the WoW community at the moment. At the end of an expansion cycle after everything important that could be attained has been attained (World First, Hall of Fame, cross realm mythic available), Blizzard decides to listen to the community and implements a corruption vendor. Blizzard anticipates a problem with their implementation strategy (accumulation of currency for some, nil for some others) and decides on a fix (5 times cost + acquisition rate). Yet people still complain. What the heck are people complaining about? There's literally nothing of importance to achieve in this game anymore. Whether someone can receive their preferred essence on week 1 or not is going to have ZERO impact on anything. Do people realise the amount of sources of corrupted gear there is? Raids, dungeons, HVs to say the least. There's even no guarantee that the preferred corruptions for purchase will be available on week 1. Who knows it might not be until week 4 until what you want comes up and by then you'd have more than enough Echoes to purchase. People talk about how the lack of balance and parity in Vanilla/Classic is a great feature and how its stale in retail because everything has to be balanced meticulously. Well this is something where some people are going to be disadvantaged. But it's at a time when nothing matters anymore. Get over it. This sort of ^&*! grinds on developers and trust me, next time they're more likely to just not implement anything at all if they have to go through all this bull.
Well written sir/ma'am.
"Community Concerns" BULL. I don't believe you at all. Blizzard has a history of reducing to the lower common denominator to keep lesser active players satisfied. People who work a lot get more money people who don't ... Don't. Stop trying to make people play the way you think it should be played. Does it suck you might have to grind out a bit more sure whatever but just get at it.
How people can defend Blizzard on this and keep saying "it's not that big of a deal" boggles my mind. There should be no deal, period. They implemented this way too fast with far too little foresight. People saying yes, it's unfair but not THAT unfair... like it's okay. It's not okay. Period. This was supposed to be a system that corrected RNG and made people feel good about targeting corruption. They could've implemented this in a way that made EVERYONE feel good, but instead screwed a large portion of the player base in their hasty decisions. There would be nothing wrong with introducing a new currency. There would be nothing wrong with increasing the costs/drops 25x instead of 5x. There would be nothing wrong with resetting the currency with a bit more notice that it was coming. People who haven't bought their rank 3s yet that have been stockpiling currency don't want to buy them obviously so no harm in removing them. Stop making excuses for poor decisions by Blizzard and try having empathy for your fellow players, because next time it might be you getting screwed.
What was the point in multiplying the amount of Echoes we get by 5 if they are also multiplying the cost by 5... Seems pointless to me. I have a ton of alts, and I'm dreading doing the grind to get their gear, cape, essences, etc...
I main a mage and I had collected all available rank 3 essences before Echos became available.A friend mains a Druid and had collected all rank 3 essences for his main specc before Echos became available.While we did similar content since then he now has 25.000 Echos while I have 0. The only reason for this is that his class is hybrid and thus he has other rank 3 essences available to him (albeit for other speccs) and I have not.No one can convince me that this is fair.
For People who don't see problem:- UNFAIR is unfair no matter how many people are affected (and there is likely much more people affected then you think - like at minimum ALL people with mains in pure DPS classes - Mage, Rogue, Hunter - that is solid percentage by itself)- be careful what what you say - you basically say that UNFAIR is fine - next time it can be YOU who is screwed by something UNFAIR - and it can be much worse then this - you would be in no position to complain then- main issue here is there WAS easy way to make this FAIR (like making new currency entirely) - if there wasn't easy FAIR solution situation may be different, but that usually isn't situation in game industryFor People who see problem, but don't comment:I understand that you don't see reason to complain when it is unlikely to solve anything, but Blizzard clearly don't learn from mistakes. If you don't let them know they screwed up they won't see reason to learn. I prefer to offer easy solutions instead of complaining. For People who see problem and comment on it:Always offer some kind of solution. Always look for something deeper which would cause more problems of same kind in futureEasy solution for Blizz:"Just hire anyone who will look for possible issues specifically and not just hope someone would notice at let you know early enough. Also hire someone with common sense AND critical thinking into approval team. Many of issues we had seen in past years should had been spotted BEFORE even implementation started."
Just about the same. I had like 1200 on my alt resto druid, but I bought all the dps ones that I didn't have at rank 3 (even though I don't really DPS) because I had the echoes at the start of the 2nd week of Echoes. So even though I've done a massive amount of keys in 6 weeks, I only had 1200 echoes on my alt. I had zero on my main. As an example, I have done 8 - 20+ keys (in time) the past four weeks, 55 15-19 (in time) and even more out of time. I counted about 32 15-19 keys & 3 20s that I depleted trying to push in the past month. So for keys in the last 4 weeks , I should have had approximately 4600 echoes from keys alone (I just calculated the 15-19s as 45 each and then rounded a bit). So then the weekly assaults, raid clears, emissary turn ins, visions. 1 vision full clear per week for 4 weeks (I did more than this but can't remember exactly how many - 600, assaults - 2,125, Weekly cache x 4 = 1,600. So for four weeks, I should have had at least 10,200 and I'm missing two weeks of activity. So if I calculate it, I should have had an additional 15,300 echoes plus the 1200 I had already = 16500, which was enough for about 3-4 corruptions. Versus barely being able to afford one. How is that fair at all?