The Light and How to Swing It: Glyph of Inquisition and the myth of the no-brainer

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Back in October, the blues issued a challenge to themselves, a goal for their new talent system in Mists of Pandaria — there would be no mandatory talents, zero “no-brainers” or similarly choiceless situations. The same has been said for glyphs in the past, straight from the mouthparts of the head crab himself.

Now we all know that there has always been a chasm of varying width separating what the designers intend for a system and what we as players experience. Sometimes the devs do really well and the gap is but a crack in the sidewalk, while others look more Springfield Gorge, and others still like Valles Marineris on Mars. Even so, we can hardly blame them — we players, as a whole, are a fickle bunch. It is only natural that a group numbering in the millions would have diverse opinions on what works and what doesn’t, particularly when it pertains to how each of us play the game.

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