Nah. They are hyping the sh*t out of it for Blizzcon next week, and they will have a playable demo.
Brack (the new pres) says he deeply regrets the comments he made about it, and wants to deliver the best classic experience possible.
The #2 overall guild, and the #1 ranked Demon guild will be adventuring into Classic World of Warcraft, to stay busy while waiting for Fractured.
While there, we're going to get some legendary weapons, high warlord titles, scarab lord, slay Kel'Thuzad... you know, no big deal.
Yes, even in Isometric games, with limited view, you can identify equipment rapidly if you are a skilled player.
"Clarent Blade and glaive"
"No that's a spirit hunter - Harpoon!"
This immediately causes gameplay concerns.
If this is truly going to be a PvP focused game, part of that means gear and abilities need to be recognizable.
If you can't tell what the heck is going on, you don't have a good PvP game.
League of Legends can have this - because it doesn't have items that impact how a character looks. The "costume" of the character, per se, is completely cosmetic. While in a game like World of Warcraft, Albion Online, etc.. you can discern what a player's power level is by looking at them. This is imperative, if you're going to make a decision to engage, or disengage. Who to target first, etc.
Having skins in an MMO like this lowers the skill bar.
@gothix Not all cultures are equal.
I don't know enough about Star Trek, particularly the Klingons, but if the Klingons wanted to practice human sacrifice, child-rape, murder, etc.. we'd all agree that was not moral behavior.
Morality is objective. It takes religion to force people to make certain things that are immoral seem moral.