There has been a lot of gaming media coverage about players feeling forced into one covenant or another due to their abilities. There are quite a few reasons not to fret over this, besides the obvious it gives you ulcers and leads to drinking problems.
You’re OTG. You’re here to have fun. Play what is fun!
These covenants are balanced around SO many different things that spread out the benefits. Things such as instance covenant perks, soul binds, etc. will encourage greater variety than the doomsayers are predicting.
For us numbers crunchers, what if ‘x’ covenant with ‘y’ soulbind is .2 % better than the others? To that, I say, so what? I’m certainly not performing at 100% of capacity (I’m not a robot), so unless it’s HUGELY better, it doesn’t realistically matter to me. I’m not in a .2% guild doing world first content crunching in that raid within the first day.
Playstyle. Many players have a playstyle they prefer. If the “best” doesn’t match your comfort level, it won’t be better for you.
Did I mention fun?
A quote from a Bliz MVP to someone insisting they will be forced into a certain covenant:
You need to look into the Soulbinds.
The ability is strong and I am sure it will have a dramatic impact on your character, but you will be surprised to see how much power and customization will come from the Soulbind system.
It already looks insane and its not even in a testable state atm.
In the end, the only one who gets punished is the player worrying more about what other players think of them than what they find fun.
Nothing in the game is ever balanced around you maximizing to the 99th percentile.
It only exists in social-driven competitive circles, and only really matters in the top levels of these with the MDI or World First Race.
Your plea will be heard, but my plea should be too.
Please do not compromise this system just because players who do not need maximization worry about the complications of their lack of maximization.
It has the potential to be a very unique and interesting concept and I would like to be able to enjoy it without knowing 9.1 will feature a total remake of the system because players forced their hand.