after casting an intellect buff I had to drink [a potion], and then I’d cast it again on another party member and then I had to drink again
Arcane Intellect never
used that much MP - or, at least, not since 1.12.1. Yes, it used a decent chunk, but you could always fire off several before running out of MP. Not "one and done" like this guy claims(I'm having trouble not insulting this person).
Followed by utter BS:
be a great deal that they’ve forgotten too, like having to farm fire resistance gear, feed pets, or buy ammunition—little nuisances
When I returned to retail during v5(A.K.A. "Pandas up the Arse") after having been away since 3.0.1, I was irritated by many things. Food and drink were useless, and players were effectively immortal and would never run out of MP. Ammunition wasn't sold anywhere
, and I eventually discovered that bows somehow now... manifested their ammunition from the aether? I couldn't feed my pets, so their loyalty was stuck at one place(only to find out later that even that
had been removed), and their skills had been massively dumbed down. Talents were outright gone. Poisons didn't exist anymore, and the drawback to using Stealth was gone(the movement speed penalty). There was nowhere to buy reagents for my spells. Trainers no longer trained the character, so skills were all stuck. Many skills that were still very useful were removed to facilitate single-key "play".
Needless to say, I stopped playing before even a full month had passed. I was utterly disgusted at what they had done.
Now I hear them officially calling these things - which gave the world life
- "nuisances". A dead world is a far greater nuisance than a semi-realistic "I need to carry arrows" - and, from how dead the servers were in comparison to back in 3.0.1, it seems that at least half of the playerbase agreed. A sad state of affairs, truly, especially considering that many who remained stayed only, in the words of one player, "I'm only here because a few of my friends are still here".
I'll be interested to see where they go with this project, but I'm not holding my breath. After everything that has been said and done, I fully expect that it will be turned into garbage once again.
I hope to be proven wrong.