We’ve known that upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria overhauls the game’s talent system, but the game’s new talent calculator - pointed out by Eurogamer - lets you see exactly how it’s going to work. Instead of accumulating talent points, each time you reach a multiple of level 15 you unlock a new talent, giving you the potential of six skills all the way up to level 90.
Blizzard have just posted a lengthy update to their forums in which they discuss removing multiple talents from all of World of Warcraft's current talent trees.
Blizzard poster Zarhym explains that "When we first announced our design goals for class talent trees back at BlizzCon 2009, one of our major stated focuses was to remove some of the boring and "mandatory" passive talents. In an upcoming beta build, we will unveil bold overhauls of all 30 talent trees." One of Blizzard's stated goals of Cataclysm, as revealed in our Tom Chilton interview, is to deliver meaningful choice without overburdening the game systems. This effort to prune the talent trees is a significant step in that direction, and will be live in the Cataclysm beta very shortly. The full statement is below.