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Regional FlagNo Talent Point Refund??Source
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Phroste
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#1 - 2011/02/08 06:43:00 PM
Seriously, why did this not happen...75% of the classes had their talents and talent trees drastically changed but we didn't get a point refund?

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Community Manager
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#8 - 2011/02/08 06:52:00 PM
Correct, talent point wipes are only done as a very last resort in cases where not resetting them would actually 'break' a talent tree due to the changes made. They are not provided as a convenience when talent changes occur. If the points spent still work and add up correctly, then it is up to the individual player to decide if they want to pay to respec to fine tune their build to adapt to any changes post-patch.

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#71 - 2011/02/08 10:21:07 PM
02/08/2011 12:59 PMPosted by Lasserous
Just wondering what the rationale is. Is it that you don't want to force everyone to respec because you think the changes are minor enough that most won't?


Blanket talent respecs are actually very disruptive. The least of which is probably not the thousands of in-game petitions from people asking where their abilities went, asking for spec advice, reporting bugs that they can't cast X anymore, etc. (thereby raising reply times for the issue you may actually need help with) For realzies. And, speccing characters is not as easy and straight forward as many might think it is. Logging in to find that your character has no talents and you must then spend time researching and reading what changes were made in the most recent patch and how to spec can be something that makes plenty of people just say 'never mind' and log out. Not a very fun experience. Anyway, it's a last resort for a number of reasons.