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9-12-2008 @ 9:40PM
I'll admit, as a hunter, seeing rogues get our signature ability despite their ability to beat us handily in the DPS meters riled me up. I understand it as a threat-control measure on their part, and the value of a distanced pull in numerous situations, but it still bothered me.However, I'm happy to at least see Blizzard make the duh-logic choice of matching our CD to theirs. However, I also really like the suggestions in the thread. I think adding an armor bonus or stam bonus would be excellent -- it would "balance" the ability with the rogue talent (since they seem to be all about balancing buffs these days, why should this be any different?). Plus, it would work in a very complimentary fashion with TotT. I hope Blizzard considers adding a secondary trait to ours.
9-13-2008 @ 1:26AM
It should be different because rogues don't get the ability until level 75, while hunters have the utility for much longer.
9-13-2008 @ 4:19AM
Would that really matter at level 80? A few extra levels of MD is no big deal.
9-22-2008 @ 8:43AM
So you're saying that Greater Heal and Heal should be equalized, despite the fact that they are obtained at different levels? They are, after all, essentially the same abilities.If you still want to argue the point, consider this: the rogue has to be in close combat for the ability to work, with lighter armor, and is thus more prone to sudden death, while the hunter can use Misdirect from range and stay safe. For an initial pull, this can mean a hell of a lot, particularly when you consider the fact that most rogues that PvE don't invest the extra Subtlety talent points to make stealthing up to a mob a safe prospect, and that they would still attract the attention of any adds. The Hunter ability is superior for pulling and safety reasons, so the rogue version gets a buff and slightly more threat transfered.
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