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11-03-2007 @ 8:45PM
Just another example of blizzard either not communicating between departments (or in the same department!), ignoring their previous communications with the players, or just plain fucking lying to the players over and over and over. I always read a lot about Blizzard wanting to avoid 'cookie cutter' playstyles and specs in this game, yet they do nothing at all to trend away from them and in most cases they actively reinforce the idea that you can't have multiple specs for the same activities. You have to have a single spec for a single activity and %95 of the mages who do a particular thing are the exact same spec. That's the textbook definition of a cookie cutter to me. It's not just mages though, it's all the classes. I don't know who doesn't like the other side in Blizzard's little internal war, but it's like some people there just like to spread disinformation or just lie about their reasons for doing what they do. (or the developers just make random decisions that ignore their previous statements that are relayed through the CM's or whatever the dissent is at Blizzard). I guess I don't really see where the horrible problem would lie, in making ALL of the pure DPS classes (ie: rogue/warlock/mage/hunter) have their specs balanced such that if you pour your points heavily into a single spec your overall damage output is within %5 of the other two specs. (like say 41 points in any spec if done with mostly damage-dealing talents, would get you to the same spot, and you can sacrifice your damage abilities for survivability if you need to, but the option for maxing your output is there). It's time for people to be able to pick the spec they like to play, rather than being forced to jump into the cookie cutter to play with others. That, or Blizzard's CM's need to stop lying to the people and admit they like to force people into strict specs that essentially destroy the diversity of any classes in the game.
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