So, here I sit reading through the various posts on what is wrong with werewolves compared to the other classes and yes vampires. I can't help agree with many of the posts I see and wish there was a change going through at the moment. Despite this I'm not gonna sit here and reiterate the same things every one else has been saying, with the exception of that we need to have some way to be able to sit in werewolf form for as long as we like. Before people want to hang me for saying so I have one big reason for this. Roleplay. Sure werewolf is supposed to be tuned for the sake of balance, no one wants it to be something every single person feels they need to have in order to be good but lets be honest here. The entire reason it is the mechanic it is at the moment is because of Skyrim and other Elder Scrolls games (admittedly i never used it in Oblivion). It was a powerful ability that you could used to just tear through things and because of this you had to devour your victims to stay in it longer to balance it.
This isn't Skyrim, Oblivion, or Morrowind; this is Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer online ROLEPLAYING game. Believe it or not no mater what you think of people who do it, there are ROLEPLAYERS in this game, and I am fairly certain i am not the only one who wants to be able to Roleplay at being a werewolf. But how can we do that if the ability takes forever and a day to charge up and then lasts 30 seconds? I know that turning the form from an ultimate to a toggle would be a lot of work for Zenimax but lets face it again this is a MMO, that's the name of the game lots of work for the developer to keep the game going and making sure that its not only playable but worth our 15 dollars a month and what ever we payed for the game itself. I'm not saying that they should necessarily just outright give us the ability to fight in werewolf form permanently but they could at the very least give us the fun of being able to be in wolf form for the pure sake of it and maybe make it so that while using it if you get into combat while in this permanent form you are auto-morphed out because you didn't use the ultimate. But again that's rather immersion breaking and to be honest that is the entire point of being a roleplayer is immersing oneself into the world in which they are wanting to be apart of.
In the earlier Elder Scrolls games we didn't have other people to play with, we didn't have that ability to run around (no matter how hard we tried or wanted to) and really make the world as living and breathing as we wanted to. Elder Scrolls is exactly the chance to be able to do this, because we are getting that chance to play with others. We finally have the ability to RP, to become out characters and make that character entire every thing we want it to be. Zenimax has even stated this is their intention with the game and how you get to set up yourskill points so that your character is entirely your own. Why should the werewolf be any different in that regard, especially when vampires get to be exactly what they are 24 hours a day? The entire process of being a werewolf in its current state is just an absolute finger towards immersion, lore, and all of us who want to roleplay being werewolves. I don't particularly know what its gonna take to be able to make this work but it really really needs to be done. Even if making the permanent toggle is an evolution of the entire skill line itself, maybe getting rid of the Berzerker wolf and Pack Leader wolf entirely and making instead one choice being a morph into the permanent skill and the other the way it currently is but with added power or something.
Well thus ends my soapbox rant and if you all want to chime in go ahead and do so but please keep in mind none of this is about how crappy the werewolf is (I honestly am enjoying it for the most part), or that we just will never be able to hold our own in pvp. My entire thought process was from the stand point of being able to RP a werewolf and giving us the opportunity to really truly form packs for the sake of immersion and fun.
Zenimax you have the makings of an amazing game. Please listen to the players and not just the minorities that shout and rant the loudest, don't let this be a game that we will only be interested in for a few months, we truly honestly want this to be a game that we will be interested in for years. The chance at true immersion is one way to do this, not the only, but one definite way. Just let us Rpers have a place to call home and to be able to be who we want to be, not just the werewolves or the vampires but every one. And please..... please... please.... for the love of all that is gaming... make it so that we can use the furniture in game, i.e. chairs and such (and no giving us a /chair emote does not count and doesn't even come close to helping with immersion).