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8-23-2008 @ 4:13PM
If utility is being given to DPS classes to make them comparable to hybrids in that department, then DPS needs to be given to hybrids to make them comparable in that department.
8-23-2008 @ 4:50PM
Indeed, if a mage can become a mana battery and do better damage than a shadow priest....Blizzard should not balance around player ecology and sociology.
8-23-2008 @ 5:10PM
8-23-2008 @ 5:12PM
Then they up the damage on Shadow Priests....job done!They've done almost nothing to tune dps yet, remember.
8-23-2008 @ 5:14PM
Err, I meant to say that's Blizzard's plan from everything I have read. Well, they are still hashing things out internally a bit, but overall that's the direction they are headed. The question is whether rogues are getting any utility or not (I tend to think all classes and specs should have utility).
8-23-2008 @ 7:14PM
Erm, DPS classes HAVE had essential raid utility all along. The article is about raid stacking, not hybrids specifically. You're seeing thing through your little goggles of bias and paranoia.
8-23-2008 @ 7:18PM
Bias and paranoia? Why would I have any of that? Are you jumping to the conclusion that I play a rogue or something?Anyhoo, Raid Buffs and Debuffs are a pretty big deal utility-wise. Rogues themselves don't have any ESSENTIAL raid utility, afaik, though they do have some nice class features. They are not like Shamans or Paladins (who do have ESSENTIAL raid utility). Of course, they are spreading out the essentials, though so far Rogues haven't gotten any. Imho, I think they should get some (perhaps different utility for different specs).
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