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6-18-2008 @ 10:24PM
Speaking as a leveling rogue, even I'm fine with this change. It was probably overpowered.
6-19-2008 @ 10:26AM
I disagree completely. Cheat Death has been viable to a leveling rogue when you're completely outnumbered or outmatched by an opponent. At it's best, it gives you just enough time to Sprint and Evade away from a ganker or elite mob that you clearly can't take.With the nerf, Cheat Death is only really viable for level 70 Rogues in an Arena. You'll most likely need a healer on-hand to make any use of it... and that's only IF the damage reduction kicks in.Also, it seems like most classes have some resistance to attacks from their own class. Granted, I don't have many real alts, but don't Shadow Priests have skills to resist shadow damage? Fire Mages from fire damage? It seems logical that a burst damage-oriented Rogue would have a very useful skill to resist burst damage.
6-19-2008 @ 11:01AM
Edit.Old name... "Cheat Death"New name... "Delay Death"
6-19-2008 @ 3:34PM
You misunderstand my point: While I'm a leveling rogue, and yes, this will suck for me, the power was overpowered at level 70 and I understood the need for a nerf.That said, if it affects leveling rogues MORE than level 70s, which seems to be what you're implying, then yeah, that sucks. They should be rather trying for the reverse.
6-19-2008 @ 5:15PM
Who are these people leveling rogues as subtlety? I've noticed a lot of them lately. Combat is the PvE/leveling spec...
6-19-2008 @ 7:00PM
In my case, a roleplayer. Combat or (especially!) assassination would be all wrong for my character, a delinquent youth who got good at hiding and sneaking about.As for non-RPers, no idea.
6-20-2008 @ 11:02AM
Ah, I see your point about the difference at 70 vs. leveling. I guess that was kind of my point too. Here's a skill that you can get at around 50, which can help you level, but it's now worthless until you get to 70 AND get a load of resilience. It seems like a wasted skill now.To the comment about "the" leveling spec, please, please, please stop telling other people how to play their class. Just because you can kill things 20% faster in one spec doesn't make you a better player. Case in point: go back and read the Rookie Mistakes article from a few days ago. I cannot believe how many level 70's still make these mistakes, most likely because they burned through the levels without paying attention to the game, or experimenting on their own. A Sub build, for those who don't know, is a great solo build because of the CC and escapes. Cheat Death WAS one of those useful skills for Rogues who have bitten off more than they can chew.
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