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6-04-2008 @ 7:24AM
(I don't see the change on the page!)Anyway I suppose they can mix it up, but I don't think it will stop certain trees to be regarded as damage, tank or utility .. it's easier to remember. IMO, trees should still be themed without being too cookie-cutter.
6-04-2008 @ 8:36AM
If the trees represent the method by which one tanks or deals damage, and by picking abilities within the trees one becomes either DPS or a tank of that particular style (if Blood contributes to HP, Frost improves damage absorption via armor, and Unholy improves dodge and parry you'd have three styles of tanking...but other means of differentiation are possible). While people will certainly decide on the talents they consider best for the roles, if the tanking talents are split then the ideal tank build will probably be a hybrid, rather than a single tree.
6-04-2008 @ 10:59AM
Don't min-maxers eventually say that one particular spec is best for a particular purpose and all others suck? Whether the final "tanking spec" people agree upon is in Frost or Blood or wherever, it'll still be set in stone by people who believe that you have to be the absolute "best" at something. They often say that anything less is "gimping" your raid. Certainly I agree that it's good to be the best you can be, but how do you really define "best?" Is it merely that you do the most damage, maintain the highest survivability, or have the most mana-efficient healing? Is the situation in high-end raiding really such that nothing except these numbers matters?This is one of the things that always depressed me about playing a rogue. I liked the subtlety tree, but people always told me combat was best for raw DPS. Is such "superiority" of one spec over another Blizzard's failure in their talent design? or is it the players' failure to appreciate the different advantages each talent spec can bring?
6-04-2008 @ 6:12PM
David, I feel the exact same about subtlety. Combat is the most boring spec of all of the rogue ones. Even assassination is completely uneventful compared to everything you have to do with sub.
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