World of Warcraft Classes/Items/Professions Panel

Come check out some of the amazing information released in the World of Warcraft Classes/Items/Professions Panel. Trust me, you won't want to miss it!

tuning into the World of
Warcraft classes, items, and professions panel one can assume that it
will be packed with tons of information, covering a board range of
subjects. Throw a new expansion into the mix and the panel becomes an
infusion of information that you can barely wrap your head around.

Because of the range of topics
this panel managed to cover everything from Noggenfogger Elixir to how
exactly Monk healing will eventually play out in game. the panel one
thing was very clear; almost every player had a different topic on
their mind and only rarely did the next question follow down the same
subject line, leaving this panel to feel like some kind of crazy
rollercoaster ride. But despite the insane feel, there was much
information to be gleaned.

Below you will find some the
questions and answers that really stuck out above the rest:

Class Questions

Is Blizzard satisfied with the
state of PvP healing?

The short answer here is no,
Blizzard is currently not pleased with the state of PvP healing. They
feel that while it started out strong in the beginning of Cataclysm it
has slowly degenerated. The problems lies in the challenge of balancing
PvP and PvE healing, while also being sure that they avoid buffing
abilities that will require PvP teams to bring along certain comps to
win. While they are working on this problem (as seen in the recent buff
to Mortal Strike) they do not feel the problem has been fixed, nor do
they have a clear idea on how to fix it. So PvP healers, keep on doing
what you do and perhaps sometime in the future you will finally have a

Will an 11th Slot be added to
the character screen?

Ah the dreams of alt lovers
everywhere, enough room to have all their toons on the same realm.
While this question has always been posed, it has once again been
pushed to the forefront because of the addition of a new class.
Apparently Blizzard has heard our cries, and the panel acknowledged
this was a valid concern and even offered a possible solution of
keeping a cap on the number of characters one could have, but allowing
the individual to distribute those characters on whichever realm they
pleased. Don’t get your hopes up so far, the panel was sure
to throw in that there were no promises that this change or any other
change would be made in this department.

Will some talents in the new
talent system still manage to come out on top?

While the new talent system
looks promising, some feel that number crunching can still be done to
determine the clear winner making this new talent system more of the
same. The panel pointed out that very few of the talents had actual
numbers to crunch, instead talents in the new system tend to focus on
useful abilities that could be better or worse depending on the
situation and player preference. If any talents do manage to become
“overpowered” they will hastily be knocked down to
size to become comparable to the other talents in the tier.

How does Monk healing work?

When Monks enter their healing
stance their Chi will
automatically change to mana and this is the resource Monks will use to
cast their healing spells. But don’t think that the Monk is a
typical healer. Monks do not have to target anyone to heal, instead
they rely on proximity. Not to mention the Monks ability to not only
DPS the boss but heal players while they do it giving us the impression
that perhaps the Monk has the potential to bring a new refreshing feel
to a healing class.



Items Questions

Will Blizzard be allowing
players to mount while under the effects of Noggenfogger Elixir?

Sorry for those who are fans of
the skeleton look, Blizzard has no plans at all to make mounting while
shape shifted available while under the effects of this elixir or any
other. The reasoning? Doing so would cause more bugs than its worth and
one of the things that make consumables like this fun is that they are
consumable and only last for a short period.

Will there be any legendary
love for those classes who have in the past been left out?

While I would love for this
question to be a resounding yes, since I think every class eventually
deserves a shot at a legendary, Blizzard sadly doesn’t feel
the same, but they aren’t ruling it totally out. The deal is,
if a legendary for a class manages to fit into the storyline, then it
will totally be put into the game. So don’t give up hope yet
for that shiny orange piece of awesomeness to grace your character just


Monk class offers a new style of healing.

Profession Questions

Any plans to revamp

We all know Engineering is
currently a less than impressive profession, and thankfully Blizzard
feels the same way. Based on the answer given by the panel there is
tons in store for the Engineering profession. The bad news? We will
have to wait till 5.0 or beyond to see it.

Will there be any new
Enchanting patterns in the near future?

Enchanters…there are currently no plans for any new drops
for your profession. Blizzard feels that the enchant spectrum is
currently pretty full and that right now new enchants just
aren’t needed. But its not all bad news, the panel did
mention that in the future more may drop to keep Enchanters busy and
more pleased with their profession.

These are just a few of the
awesome questions and answers experienced at the panels, but based on
what we’ve heard I think its safe to say that players have a
lot to look forward to in the future near and far. What are your
thoughts on the information provided above? Please feel free to leave
your responses below!

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