Why are people opposed to the racial changes? Nearly every priest and monk are undead. Draenei suck and no one plays them. The only dwarves are shamans because draenei suck, and orcs are still better than both. Hardly anyone plays ally in the US, and those that do roll human if their class allows it -- the minority of daring people (aside from druids) pick NE to possibly meld a spell every 2 mins. Tauren and BE look better as well.
As it stands everyone is, or would be if they could, orc or undead. Will of Forsaken shouldn't even be in the game, 3 minutes is very fair. The new stoneform doesn't remove CC, at most it gives 8 second immunity which can be used wisely.
Personally I'm not opposed to buffing weaker racials, I'm opposed to the concept of racials having such a large impact on gameplay at all. If say racials were non-existant, or disabled in arena, people could choose racials purely based on aesthetics. Which would be far less cumbersome to balance.
Interesting. Just going to wait for beta at least before jumping to conclusions.
#1 I really hope a bunch of anti-CC's get toned down, IBF doesn't need to break stuns, Bestial Wrath, Desecrated Ground, Tremor, Zerker rage etc. will have no place imo.
#2 I really hope Symbiosis gets chopped, or at least all the overpowered abilities removed from it.
#3 Racials seem like a failure from the get-go. Alliance expansion ftw? Undead and orc get massive nerfs and now Draenei, Dwarf and Gnome especially, look amazing. Race imbalance will still be prominent.