So here is how I will probably be glyphing tomorrow. My ferocity spec will have mangle, SI, and growl (possibly maul not sure on the third one) while my feral aggression spec will have SI, FR, and growl.
Now, with a development cycle for Cataclysm coming into full swing I will be monitoring Blue Tracker more closely.
I'm going to vote for not interesting gameplay.This is a nice proposal, but I wonder how this will affect glyphs if it goes in (talking about the first option here). Since spell hit cap is 17% and melee hit cap is only 8%, the way I look at it they gave us the taunt glyph in the first place to even this out. If taunt becomes melee hit cap, than the glyph will allow taunt to never be resisted naked. Are they going to leave the glyph in and leave us the option to be hit capped naked? Are they going to lower the amount given by the glyph? Or are they going to remove the glyph completely? Obviously this means misery and moonkin FF will no longer affect taunt.
At the very least, you should be able to reduce your chance to miss a Taunt to zero if you reduce your chance to miss with a weapon to zero. It's also possible we'll just let them always hit.
It is called "Thunder" and "Clap." That implies some noise. :)Warriors complaining about not being able to use ONE ABILITY while silenced? Really? Not being able to barkskin while silenced is fun on hard mode lich king when tanking ragings, not to mention FFF being locked out. I do not even want to guess what it is like to be a DK or paladin in a situation where there are silences on tanks.
Seriously though, silence isn't a dispel. Dispels are tied to magical effects. Silences are just tied to things that (more or less) logically require an audio component (in the game fiction -- I'm not talking about your sound card) to work. Most caster spells qualify but some other abilities do too.
That response is certainly possible, but I figure part of what I can do out here (in exchange for all the feedback we get) is offer the occasional intent behind a game decision. Sometimes players can get us to question those decisions, but in cases like this it's going to take more than "It doesn't seem to *me* like silence could stop a Thunder Clap." Trying to arbitrate how the physics of magic should work is a pretty futile exercise. :)
I do think there are some things that need to be taken off silence lock-out for paladins and DKs from a quality of life issue. Those two classes get almost completely locked out while silenced and become almost useless but warriors and druids are still completely capable of doing anything they could while not silenced. On the flip-side I like GC's response, it gives us a nice glimpse into the design process while still providing a comedic and RP-based response.