Mis-spending Talent Points

Here is something (or something else, depending on your point of view) that World of Warcraft ought to copy from Warhammer Online.

I hate that, in the talents window, that spending a talent point is complete and final the moment you click on it.

There are no “take backs,” you’re done and if you made an error, you have to go spend some gold to fix it.

In Warhammer Online, the equivalent window has a save button at the bottom, and no change you make is committed until you click that button.

Of course, I did not actually click that button in Warhammer Online the first few times, having been trained by the WoW’s talents window (and EverQuest II’s alternate advancement window, which behaves the same way), but once I figured out why my selections were not sticking, I saw the advantage of Mythic’s method.

Now maybe I am the only person to mis-spend a talent point now and again, but short of Blizzard giving us multiple talent profiles, some way to alter or confirm your selections before you commit them is a change I would like to see.

7 thoughts on “Mis-spending Talent Points

  1. Hudson

    Agree. I have wasted so much money on “DOH I didnt mean to click that! Better pay to erase it all!”

    Duo Spec’ing is coming, but I have read nothing about it and it doesn’t alleviate the issue of MISspending points


  2. mbp

    Duo speccing is all very well but I can’t really think of a reason not to allow folks free total respecs at will like in Guild Wars. As long as you can’t respec in mid battle (have a trainer in Towns you have to go to) I don’t see it unbalancing anything – it would just add to folks enjoyment and remove an annoying niggle.


  3. Akira

    No kidding. I hate having to spend gold to re-spec. How do you know if something is going to be good before you try it out?


  4. Wavemancali

    Preaching to the choir. I spent 100g in respecs one day when I oops not once but twice. One time though I was saved by lag, I clicked the wrong thing and it didn’t spend the point so I quickly clicked the correct thing and all was well.


  5. Raquel

    I agree. I don’t understand how Blizzard could have left such an obvious flaw in their UI’s usability there for 4 years and not have fixed it yet. They’re usually great in the user-friendly UI part of their games, so I do wonder…


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