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5-13-2009 @ 11:40AM
Newness, effectiveness in PvP, and effectiveness at soloing easier content all seem to be the primary factors.I'd argue the DK is not the best PvE class by a wide margin, but the above factors keep it popular nonetheless.Some less popular classes are actually very good in groups or raiding, but less so in PvP or soloing.PvP effectiveness should be less important, as its not what I would suspect most people are using their toons for, but PvPers are very vocal and good at convincing people that a class bad or good in PvP is bad or good in general.- such as when, back in BC arena seasons, people would get on me for playing an 'OP resto druid' even though a simple inspection of me would show actual resto gear, no honor, and an inability to solo even content 10-30 levels -BELOW- me...- Or now when I read about OP DKs - backed by BG stats, whereas when raiding, I am often painfully reminded when I alternate my tanking between my DK and my Warrior that the DK just severely lacks in sudden 'uh-uh' tricks. Even with 2 caster interrupt spells, the DK is a poor substitute for the Warrior's interrupts, and no matter how good the tanking rotation, you will still spend a good amount of time waiting on rune-cooldowns.- Likewise back in classic leveling an enhancement shaman, you'd get 'lol'd' at for playing the class, because it was horrid in PvP, but I could grind through leveling faster than anyone else I knew.Class popularity isn't exactly driven by what the classes actually get used for.
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