This is one of those things I keep coming back to, usually in the lull before an expansion.
Back before Wrath, it included things like titles based on your spec – i.e. Missescake the Assassin, or Beastmaster Saccharin – and some sort of faction betrayal mechanic (cross-realm grouping has helped ease the need for this, but it still sucks to see good friends online who only play Horde).
Leading up to Cata, it was seeing the Emerald Dream fully open, public quests, letting hunters tame their own mounts. I was also feeling a bit of pain playing a pure dps class, so a shake up of class specs to include more roles per class was on there too.
Here we are a few months out from Mists, and again my brain has been toying with the things I’d love to see in 6.0. For now it’s a short list, just ideas I’ve had while stuck at work on a particularly boring night, though I’m sure it’ll grow with more time and consideration.
— Overcoats. Rather than add a whole new gear slot, these would count as Shoulder items, replacing the (sometimes ungodly huge) shoulder graphics. Available through tailors/leatherworkers, reputation, and rare drops. Could be transmogged to/from shoulders.
— Scarves. Again, use an existing slot (in this case the Tabard slot) and allow mogging to/from tabards.
— Updated player models. Think this is on everyone’s list, mine maybe a little more so since I’ve been working on outfits for the Transmogolympics. Have you seen how awful old-world equipment looks on a Pandaren? The newer models – Mists, Cata, even most Wrath items – look great. Since our characters are covered by these shiny new items for most of the game, it’s pretty unnoticeable. But stick a panda in some level 50 greens and get ready to be sick.
— Fourth talent trees for every class, expanded roles per class, and tri-spec. I’ve been wishing for this for a while, even more after picking up Rift for a few months. How fantastic would it be to have an option besides DPS on a Rogue or Mage? I’ve put a good bit of thought into it (note to self: future post idea right here), and worked up some pretty cool ideas. The only classes I’m stuck on are additional roles for Warriors and Monks… Though now that I’m thinking about it… maybe add a pet tree to each?
Thoughts? Who else has their own wishlist for the future?