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2-26-2009 @ 4:57PM
I'd agree with your assessment, though you glossed over a big change.I think as a PVE ENH Shaman, I'm more afraid that the change to Heroism/Bloodlust is just going to remove my spot. I can't keep up to another Mage/Death Knight/Rogue/Fury Warrior in damage, and now my most useful skill, the thing that gets me my raid spot, is, well, is getting a double cooldown. Of course there'll always be a spot for the Resto Shaman, but I'm just feeling like I'm going to be a third-wheel and Raiding is going to slip by me, except for groups that are desperate for A DPSer, rather then a good one.I feel like in this patch, Shaman are even more gear-intensive, and if you don't have the gear, your class abilities are just not enough. Most other classes, especially DKs have abilities that justify their spots. I don't think Shaman have that any more. Don't get me wrong: The class is dirt-simple to play now, and I definitely think it's fun, but I think there's going to need to be more changes to keep this class competitive for leveling.
2-26-2009 @ 5:25PM
You attempt new Uldar Baddie#2(TM) and fail.Sated is wiped clean when everybody dies.You all get back in there, buff up and now it is 5 minutes later.Hey! Look guys, I can BL again!It sucks for content you have on farm, as it is making your speed runs slower, but on progression attempts, it is not a nerf.(Just make sure not to DI someone as they keep the debuff.)Note this is pretty much the ONLY justification Blizzard could have for this, and it is still extremely lame.Make the darn thing a 5 minute CD with a 5 minute debuff already.
2-26-2009 @ 11:15PM
haha, what? The only reason they changed it is to stop having two heroisms/bloodlust during one boss encounter. You're not going to "lose your spot". Our dps is still viable. We fill in the blanks for whatever buffs your melee or spell casters need.I'm still excited about shaman PvE. All three spec's are strong.
2-27-2009 @ 6:35AM
You need to start looking at your boss dps in wws reports. You should be competitive with, or preferably out dpsing similarly geared pallies, DKs and furies - maybe not rogues, but they bring a lot less utility than you do. Overall enhancement never looks so good because of our trash aoe disadvantage - but look at your boss dps and fix that if it's letting you down - that's what keeps your place.
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