Saturday, February 14, 2009

On Dual Speccing

A link on the WoW Launcher caught my attention today, posting some conclusive information on the long awaited and long debated Dual Specs. A person named Nethaera managed to get an interview out of Ghostcrawler, where he reveals some interesting things about the upcoming feature.

Some snippets:

Nethaera: What is dual speccing?
Ghostcrawler: Dual speccing is the ability to save two separate talent specs, glyphs, and action bars.

Nethaera: How will you be able to set up a dual spec?
Ghostcrawler: Players will be able to visit their trainer and pay a one-time fee to be able to use it.

Nethaera: How do you switch between specs?
Ghostcrawler: Players will be able to switch between their talent specs by visiting any Lexicon of Power provided they’ve paid for the ability to have a secondary spec.

Nethaera: Is there a way for players to choose their talents without them being saved? Currently, once you spend your talent point, it’s spent unless you pay the respec cost again.
Ghostcrawler: With the dual spec feature, we are going to allow players who respec to configure all their talents before they get saved.

[Source: WoW Interview]

Pretty neat. Not only do you have the ability to switch between entire specs, but you can also glyph yourself accordingly, and even the action bars will be saved! And no more planning ahead on your talent tree. Fiddle with it all you like, and as soon as you're happy with the end result, save it and that's your spec.

I can see the Dual Specs opening up a lot of possibilities without unbalancing the game. It has little to no effect on PvP, a spec is a spec after all, and you can't change it mid-battle anyway. PvE can only benefit from it, allowing that DPS to switch to a healing spec because the fight needs an extra healer.

I've been messing around with Holy lately, getting a gear set together in case I might be needed as a healer. As soon as the Dual Specs come out, I might just get Holy as my second spec. What combination would any of you take?

1 comment:

  1. I'm gonna go prot for my second spec. Already got a decent set as I tank from time to time.