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6-17-2009 @ 4:34PM
I agree, we're in a fine place right now. Let's not pretend we're completely OP in everything, sounds half as if you're asking for nerfs. In Arenas, we're good and certainly viable (especially in RMP in 3s, and pretty much only in RP in 2s). We're not the very best class in 2s atm - I think due to recent changes it's really druids and death knights and such edging ahead (though we were really good in the first weeks of S6).We're certainly very viable. But my main worry is that we're teetering on a knife edge - we're traditionally dominant in 2s (and in RMP in 3s), but Blizzard wants to take emphasis off lower brackets. We're not so good in BGs, and Blizzard wants to put more emphasis on them. The odd moment of burst with CDs is our lifeblood, and Blizzard wants to take emphasis off this. If these changes happen, then the only real way to stop rogues dropping off a cliff is to give them something other than burst and stuns, and stop their complete reliance on CDs. Also, we're only viable in something like 1 or 2 comps (although some very good players can field others), while many of the other classes have a larger choice.In short, we're very strong, but not the best, and we will have to be monitored closely to stop certain changes destroying us. I hope Blizzard don't put us completely on the back-burner.As for PvE, we're near the top of the dps charts (though feral druids seem to be doing better). The ycertainly need to be broguht down. My main concern is that there are many fights which don't really favour us - very little chance to do sustained dps on a boss, some chance to FoK-spam but I'd hate to see our class reduced to just one-click ponies. (FoK. FoK. FoK. FoK. FoK.) Really, really boring. And on the fights where we aren't the best, there are many reasons to take another class (sure, we have some situational utility, but it really isn't that much - ToT is nice, but it's nothing a competent tank can't do without. Throwing spec leaves us with less dps and is only useful on a very limited number of fights. There are other little tricks but other classes have more. The fact is, we have to dig deep to come up with 2-3 really good utilities which can be used only situationally, while other classes can come up with dozens).The main problem I have is that we're one of the only classes that is simply worse than any class in PvE. If you have similar numbers of rogues and druids in group, a raid leader would have to be insane to pick a rogue over an equally skilled/geared feral. If you think this is rubbish - why are we one of the least played classes? The only explanation I can come up with is that in many situations there are other classes which are the same, but better.We're doing fine, but there are still improvements to be made and careful monitoring to be done.
6-17-2009 @ 6:06PM
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