When a screen came up like this four years ago, I was filled with excitement. WoW 2.0 was on its way, heralding the immanent release of The Burning Crusade – and the arrival of tree form for resto druids. And now that screen is back, and I stare at it with melancholy (and a little over-tiredness and over-whisky consumption when you come to that), because it marks the beginning of a profound change to the restos. We are trees no more, now the druid who heal in caster form, and get to show our full arboreal glory only once in a while.
It’s a new world. It’s WoW 4.01. And I’m not sold on it – yet.