I've been working with a few players to see what could be a viable way to do away with sap. Sap is destined to at least be changed in cure if nothing else because one of the goals of the overhaul is to do away with the cleanse cure. Now that ectoplasm is not cured by cleanse, sap remains the most important affliction still on that cure. Sap has also historically restricted the evolution of druid combat because any potential change had to be viewed through the prism of whether or not it could assist in a saplock which most things can.
We've been working on a google document. This is a view only link, if you want permissions to edit shoot me a message either here or ingame with your gmail and I'll add you. Sap Rework Document
Please let me know what you think. I'd say right now that options 1 and 2 are the strongest ideas. Option 2 has the advantage of being small enough that it could possibly be implemented in one report (and a draft of such a report is provided). I think option 1 would require a mini special report (either officially or several envoys using their slots). I think such a large change to the core mechanic of a whole archetype is worthy of that consideration though.
Paging six druids/former-druids I can think of off the top of my head >.> @Enyalida
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