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3-18-2009 @ 2:51PM
Sorry, I guess all of the data collected by Ippon is incorrect:http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=15661687745&sid=1You'll see that Combat beats Mutilate on many fights, and even trumps HAT in certain environments. It's a top-tier spec, and arguing otherwise is arguing against the data.By light of day, I should've said that it won't survive come 3.1, which is sort of the "daylight / rebirth" of Rogue PvE DPS. Right now we're trying anything, Bugged HaT, Combat Shiv, IIV, etc. On the topic of the Envenom Glyph... you said exactly what I did:"was pulled out to prevent HaT Rogues from binding their sole key to Envenom instead of Eviscerate."Having a Rupture-less Mutilate cycle isn't as big of a concern to GC, as the bleed requirement is to keep it out of PvP instead of limiting our rotations. This has been explicitly stated by the lead Blizzard developer.I read every post on Elitist Jerks, every Blue post, and most worthwhile threads on the Rogue, Damage Dealing, and PvE forums. Speculating about why something was removed is just that: speculating. And arguing against WWS parses is not a battle that anyone can win. Why bother rewriting what you can find on EJ? EJ has a collection of brilliant minds working together to give you the best theorycrafting information around. I'm not trying to duplicate that, as many minds are greater than my single brain. What I'm trying to do is inform people about the results of their research, and my own personal opinions on the direction the class is being taken.
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