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2-24-2009 @ 1:26PM
Yes, PvP spriests have a valid reason to complain. But keep in mind that this is the absolute first iteration of the 3.1 patch notes. If other PTRs are any indication, we'll see myriad changes over the course of testing.Hell, when the WotLK patch notes first dropped everyone was crying the end of shadow priests. Frankly, I love the WotLK changes. Sure some things changed, but I enjoy actually be able to do damage now.The loss of Blackout should come as no surprise. Blizz said they want to do away with RNG stuns a while back. That's why rogues don't have Mace Spec procs anymore.Survivability is still an issue, but I won't speak to that as I'm a PvE player.From a PvE standpoint, there are some solid changes. The only valid issue I think is whether or not DoT crits will be 150% or 200%. As it stands now, they're at 150% so that's a nerf. However, the increased damage on DP could cover at least part of that loss.tl;dr - Don't freak out until we have final patch notes. These are just the tip of the iceberg.
2-24-2009 @ 2:48PM
re: Freaking Out.freaking out would require some form of enthusiasm. I take my Spriest off the shelf every once in a while, dust him off, do a couple of quests, and then put him away. He was my main. Sure he does 90% of the damage that top end DPS does. Thats a HUGE improvement over 80% in BC. My friend plays a mage. we used to make 'glass cannon' jokes about mages and rogues. Now he makes 'glass pop-gun' jokes about my Spriest.
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