With the imminent implementation of the 7.2 patch in World of Warcraft as part of the PTR, fans have been questioning the impact that it will make. What appears to be troubling most is the potentially resulting monster AP grind, among other issues stemming from the update.
User Ruìn took to the official forums to outline what issues could accompany the patch with the following post:
The 7.2 patch will do an artifact “reset”, giving everyone at 35 the power a 54 guy has (slow clap… well done Blizz), and more importantly unlock the new traits. if you have 54, AP will get refunded – but wait. All that 35–>54 AP from spamming MoS daily? Will barely last you for 3 traits or so, as Blizz made sure that you cannot complete the new artifact fast enough to go with their AK to 40 increase. This will result into yet another monster AP grind, to get to whatever point ToS Mythic will be balanced for in the probably short time from 7.2 release to ToS opening.
The post continues to emphasise the player’s disdain for “stupid” grinds, and was followed up by a mixed bag of responses. Whilst some agreed, others argued that there is no real cause for issue, with user Froody somewhat wisely responding:
If you aren’t enjoying it, stop doing it, since this happens to be a game and not a job.
There of course is going to be players that will enjoy grinding and the features that the 7.2 patch will bring. Grinding in any game can be seen as a chore, but as stated, its a game at the end of the day. Sometimes effort is required to be put in, and you’ll be better for the experience.
Do you think it will affect your character going into Mythic raiding? Let us know in the comments below.