The US Community Manager Nethaera got an awesome interview with developer Ghostcrawler to immerse us into the new Dual-Spec feature. This allows players to use two separate sets of talents that can be easily switched to be used in an appropriate situation. You can be a healer on PvE, or a DPS beast on PvP—for example. Or you can be a tank on PvE dungeons, and go all-out DPS for solo-farming and solo-quests. Talent Dual-spec is a great and flexible feature.
The complex design behind it at a glance seems to be very well-thought and implemented, making it as hassle free as possible. Inscribers can summon a Lexicon of Power in a raid via a ritual. This summoned item will allow players to switch their spec; or you can visit any major city to use the Lexicon of Power.
You can save talent specs, glyphs, and action bars per spec; and a gear management system that works separately was also revealed. You can switch gear and trinkets manually with a click. Most of these features, minus the gear management system will be available on PTR when it is ready. Make sure to participate on PTR when it is up to test these new features and to iron out bugs before dual-spec hits live realms. The complete Q&A can be read after the break.
|Talent Dual Spec Q&A with Ghostcrawler
With the next content patch, we will be introducing a number of additions and changes to the game. One new feature in the works is the ability to set up two separate sets of talents, or “dual spec”. While the complete feature may not be immediately available in the Public Test Realms (PTR) and specifics are still liable to change, we wanted to go over some questions with Senior Game Designer Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street to find out more.
Nethaera: What is dual speccing?
Nethaera: Why are we allowing players to dual spec after all this time?
The new system makes this a much more logical process, saving on time and cost and allowing players to easily move from one aspect of the game to another.
Nethaera: Who will be able to use it?
Nethaera: Why do players need to be max level in order to do this?