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2-27-2009 @ 8:54PM
Actually, I don't have a problem with the buff system as a whole, though I wouldn't say there aren't things that could be improved. While those statements are contradictory in that GC said that they wanted to get away from buffs that were so important that it guaranteed a raid spot while simultaneously adding a new buff (replenishment) that he has said is mandatory as all current encounters are designed expecting your raid to have it, I think the point I was trying to illustrate was missed.The point those quotes were meant to demonstrate is that as much as people like to say/think/wish/demand (as evidenced by the title of this post) that "bring the player not the class" is the new law of Azeroth, it simply is not the case. As for the classes, DKs are given the shaft on my server - random pug, organized regular pug, guild run - it doesn't seem to matter. In my guild run, we have a DK tank and we aren't looking for any other DKs. While there is certainly an apprehension concerning most DK's ability to preform in the roll they join for (there are so many DKs saying they can tank and haven't the slightest clue what they are doing), the flip side of that coin is that the good DKs aren't getting a chance to prove themselves due to an overabundance of "established" (pally/war) dps plate.As far as warlocks go, yes, they fill the ranged dps role beautifully. My lock is always high on the meters if not leading. As I said, I don't know if they are being shunned, just that I don't see many in raids. I don't know if that is because raid leaders feel they only need one lock to provide utility, or that in this new world of DKs and ret pallys there just aren't many locks left.The point of those class evaluations was that when I see the lead developer state that "We aren't seeing anyone sidelined on raids or being stacked in raids...", I have to look at the situation on my server, and come to the conclusion they are missing some portion of the reality what is happening.*Sarcasm inc* Perhaps on other servers 25% of the population didn't roll ret and 75% of the warrior tanks didn't go dps and 95% of the feral tanks didn't go resto. Maybe elsewhere everyone loves DKs, classes are balanced and Danita Stonemantle, the mysterious vault manager of Ironforge, gleefully distributes everyone's Gnomish bailout gold. If this sounds like your server, please let me know so I may transfer immediately.
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