Mists of Pandaria Beta: Enrage graphic rolled back

Mists of Pandaria Beta Enrage graphic rollback

This is one of those situations where I didn’t even know this was an attempt to update the graphic; I just thought the beta was buggy. There was a recent change on the beta that altered the way warriors perceive the world when they entered an Enrage. Specifically, the world goes gray and a red tinge appears around the edge of the screen. It’s so easy to miss, I just figured my computer didn’t want to render something. But no, it was a deliberate change. Thankfully, it’s not going to make it to live.

Ghostcrawler – [Warrior] New Enrage Graphic
It was an experiment. We’re not crazy about it and the player response has been negative overall, so we’re going to revert it.

This is a good example of a very small change that added really nothing (the grayed-out world didn’t make it seem as if you were angry), but a beta is the perfect place to make that kind of experiment. I’m much happier that they tried it out there instead of on live. Now we all know it’s terrible, bland and awful, and we can move on. To me, this is the beta working exactly as it is supposed to work. Had the change been awesome, yay new graphic. Since it wasn’t, yay beta testers for getting it pulled. The system worked.

And yes, I hit several other cooldowns in that screenshot because the Enrage change was just that boring. It was just light gray over everything; it was as if I had pulled a stocking over my head.

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