I’m not quite convinced yet that the change isn’t still going to happen in some form or fashion. Or that the text was inadvertently changed ahead of when it was planned to be.
I have to disagree with the poll idea though on changes. It would probably easily come down to those who have, or are working towards a particular creature or have creatures with that ability coming down on the ‘no, don’t change it’ side, while those that don’t have it and may not see the ingredients needed to make it and/or see it regularly in the arenas wanting the change to happen.
Honestly, all I see prior direct communication doing is causing just as big an outcry and backlash as the way it’s happening now. Games that tend to have a long life expectancy that involve many players, and player interaction, don’t generally announce changes to classes, gear, whatever ahead of time in many cases. Some do have test servers or such where you can see what has been changed so far, but even then none of what’s there is set in stone until a patch hits.
The same type of situation has already happened recently with the text change to SS. Especially when it came to Stegodeus and Tragodist…and both of those creatures are still on many teams out there.
Change happens…there will never be a perfect solution, and there’s always going to be a group that doesn’t like or agree with the changes. In this case though, at least there’s a heads up that its even coming and not just pounced on everyone next patch.