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10-16-2008 @ 8:18AM
This is just proof of how this game went from being fun, trying out different specs, discovering things on your own, to a "one spec or else", min-max game where if you choose the wrong spec you are a social pariah.C'mon people, mix and match, respecs dont cost that much, just go out there and experiment and have fun! Play any spec you want, if its not fun then respec
10-16-2008 @ 8:24AM
10-16-2008 @ 8:28AM
amen brother! (or sister)
10-16-2008 @ 9:06AM
If only there were a forum community where a bunch of experts congregated and spent 100's of pages debating various aspects of class/spec theory to determine the highest possible output for .If only the average player would spend the time necessary to glean from the work the hardcore theorycrafters are doing.Life is nice in fantasy land...
10-16-2008 @ 9:41AM
Octale, I know you're being sarcastic, but I think you're missing the point.You shouldn't have to min/max like those theorycrafters to have fun. Just change talents around to play the way you want to, not because you would be ostracized if you don't.
10-16-2008 @ 9:48AM
Now, if ever, is the time to play with specs. Everything is nerfed to hell and back; Kara gear would probably get you through BT.I'm speccing Survival and using Exploding Shot, despite dubious DPS. EXPLOSIONS!!!
10-16-2008 @ 12:51PM
I have to disagree that this post is proof of anything beyond the general confusion that comes with patch day. It's very clear that this is more about understanding the new talents than about listing the new cookie cutter specs and rotations.Min/maxing's popularity has dated back to the first class reviews. This isn't a new paradigm, it's just one that explodes with each expansion and then settles down as changes become more muted.Similarly, just because the theorycrafters like myself are dancing around in euphoria at all the material we have to work with doesn't somehow impinge upon your ability to spec how you like. You may not be in the limelight at the moment, but you probably have a comfortable majority that needn't be cross about our temporary blissful prancing.
10-17-2008 @ 7:57AM
@ Mitch,You're right, to a point....So long as you're soloing, spec 0/0/0 for all I care. The instant one walks into a team situation, he/she is obligated to perform at the highest level latency allows; the direct consequence of this obligation to perform is min/maxing one's spec. If one is not going to min/max one's spec, then they ought to know where they're losing performance and by roughly how much (either as a raw number or as a percentage), and be able to explain their talent choices. These things should fall under common courtesy and "teamsmanship", but somehow don't.
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