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2-27-2009 @ 4:09PM
At what point is the same mindset that insists that Shamans need more PVP viability going to start complaining about the lack of a resto viability for rogues?I'm just not sure that this idea that we need to smear everybody into broad categories of uniformity where everybody can do everything equally well, just with different particle effects, is a winner. I think it's OK to say "this is not intended to be your class's strong suit."I am an enhancement shaman on a PVP server. I knew shamans sucked for PVP when I rolled it, and I'm not great at PVP anyway. So I've got (arguably) the weakest spec of the (arguably) weakest PVP class on a PVP server, and I'm (not arguably) bad at it. But I still don't think "Shamans suck at PVP" is that much of a bigger deal than "Rogues suck at healing." Maybe it's just because we're hybrid people think we ought to be able to do *everything* decently? Shamans do a bunch of things really well, not everything decently. PVP: not on the list.Although it would be an awfully nice PVP shaman buff if we could run back to our ganked corpses 40% faster as spirit wolves when reincarnation is on cool down. :)
2-28-2009 @ 1:13PM
The problem with your argument is that rogues can't perform a 'role'. They're a pure class, and can't heal. Can't tank endgame either. They're not supposed to (for that matter, I still think it's a pity enhancement shaman can't call on earth's power to tank, but that's a different matter). What elemental and enhancement shaman are bad at (PvP right now) is an 'aspect' of the game. Everyone is supposed to be able to do all three main parts of the endgame (PvP, PvE, grinding). Shaman will always be a class better for PvE (thanks to totems), and I don't have a problem with that. It's the near complete and total lack of viability for PvP that's not right. So your analogy is off, the two situations aren't at all similar. And, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that most rogues don't wish to heal anyway, hence why they're rogues and not druids.
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