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3-20-2009 @ 7:30PM
One quick annotation to this somewhat worn argument about warlock PvP viability in Wrath (As quoted from the Yet Another Warlock Nerf post linked in the article):"Warlocks are a very fragile class and in order to succeed wearing nearly full PvP gear is a must. .... Firstly, aim to get your resilience rating to around 800 (800-850 is the best range)."So Im not totally sure, but I suspect that much of this argument is about everyone's differing *perception* based around resil [and teammates]. Both sides of the argument can be right at the same time in the current game environment. i.e. A lock with a pair of pieces of badge PvP gear and a few Naxx 10 epics is likely to be crushed faster than a naked gnome in tauran stampede. While if you have arena-rated PvP gear in every slot you're probably sturdy enough to weather a few pokes from a rogue while your healer cues up a heal. The same with teams: on a pug battleground, said warlocks in starting pvp gear might spontaneously explode when one of AV's wolves snarl while your only healer might be a smart-ass prot warrior with a bandage; yet in fantastic gear with some of the best Arena players in the world at your back, intricately peeling and healing and cc-ing and hitting the exact right buttons at the speed of light, might give you time DoT the living hell out of the opposing three players. Now, all this leaves me with is that I don't want to be in Blizzard's shoes trying to make it so casuals (and semi-serious PvPers) don't feel like they can better spend their time Hellfire-ing themselves to death (which is how I feel not having any serious PvP gear for my lock), while not buffing the already overwhelming DoTs and CC the best lock players in the best gear can bring to top-end arena play.
3-20-2009 @ 9:39PM
and this guy has nailed the biggest challenge right on the head.the barrier to entry in Arena and Wrath in general (get to 80) is so unbelievably low, how do you tune it for the savants and the terminally poor players?when's the last time you say anyone say 'they beat me/my dps is low because I'm just not that good'...
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