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12-31-2008 @ 3:24PM
The problem with complicated classes, especially complicated melee classes, isn't that they have you pressing a lot of buttons. The problem is that, in a raid environment, an Assassination rogue is now watching his energy bar, health, his target's health bar, target's cast bar, combo points on the target, his own cooldowns, the environmental and AoE effects that usually show up on the floor, trying to keep three extremely short term buffs on himself up, trying to keep several short term debuffs up on the target, watching his potitioning relative to the boss to maintain DPS but not cause a parry-gib...On top of all that, a rogue doesn't really get a skill rotation like other classes, since it's so reliant on combo points which are themselves reliant on RNG in the Assassination tree. It's a very complicated setup. And, since there's so much a rogue has to keep track of at any given time, rogue DPS is going to be much more susceptible to things like lag and latency inconsistencies, and even more reliant on the player being at the absolute top of his game lest his DPS rapidly crashing to the ground.I like my rogue. I like the complication. But, as someone with 5 characters in the 70s and three at 80, I can say that my Assassination rogue is easily the most demanding to play, and the easiest to play poorly. If I were leading a raid, I couldn't trust a rogue I didn't already know well to play at the level the class demands if one of the classes that can comparatively AFK through fights and still manage top DPS were available.
12-31-2008 @ 6:24PM
Well said. I'd like to see these "You QQ too much, loser rogues, L2Play!" people try to keep up a hfb mutilate rotation on OS+3. Y'know what? When my guild brought me with (as a rogue I dare not say my raid spot is ever secure) I said screw hfb and went back combat for the two weeks we worked on that fight and still pulled 4th on the kill. There were so many factors in OS+3 and I knew my limits as a player. But y'know what? That doesn't make me a bad player, I don't need to L2Play... I just adapt to the situation and went with what I knew I was capable of, dare I say that's almost like a... Rogue?
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