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2-21-2008 @ 2:29PM
For those of you saying things like "well Shaman are OP in wsg" etc, check out the recent blue post on the shaman forums where Kalgan himself said,"To provide a little bacground, our general outlook on the class is that they're actually in good shape for all 3 specs for raid PvE, on the weak side for heroic PvE, pretty solid in battlegrounds and 5v5, on the weak side in 3v3, and pretty well gimped in 2v2. We're hoping to get at least 1 spec viable in 2v2 for this patch (we're thinking Enhance), but hopefully all three specs will be viable for 3v3."In other words, yes there are specific situations in which specific specs of Shaman can really shine, yet they flat out fail in other areas such as 2v2 and heroics (which is completely against Blizzard's philosiphy on class balancing.) While Blizzard has always said they can't properly balance for 2v2 to have Kalgan himself say, "pretty well gimped in 2v2" speaks for itself. My point is, every other class in the game has potential to be at least adequate in raids, heroics, non-heroic 5mans, bg's, and arena. Shaman are the only class that are just gimped in some areas of the game. However, I personally agree with Blizzard's lates elemental nerfs because massive instant-cast burst damage is a bit OP in arena (then again what about PoM pyro??) What we need for arena is *survivability* So I would REALLY like to see some major balancing of the Shaman class, because no other class currently needs it so bad.
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