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04.19.2012 , 02:19 PM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by APeckenpaugh View Post
This, to put it nicely, a kind of self-centred suggestion. That said, it's an easy conclusion to come to when you're the well-informed, knowledge-gathering, systems-minded forum-going type of player. But, believe it or not, that's the minority of any gaming audience. I know it's hard to believe when you look around and all you see is similar knowledge-gathering and knowledge-sharing forum-goers, but that's still the minority.

Most players have their accessibility and understanding of the game damaged when they get a free respec. For most players, this is a jarring and unwelcome experience. We don't want to have to give out respecs at all, which is why it is only limited to when it's technically essential to making your character not break. I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but it's still the answer.
Most people here won't believe it, but having a few relatives and RL friends who play, it is indeed jarring for them and they wonder what happened/why, when they're given a forced respec in MMO's. You're spot-on with this post.