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6-21-2009 @ 3:57PM
Subtlety is just as "useless" as BM hunters, Demonology Warlocks, etc. They're useful and viable, but require specific setups for them to work (see: BM cleave teams). I would much rather have Combat and Assassination be as strong as they are in PvP/PvE than risk balance by buffing Subtlety. Shadowdance still works (yes, even in tournaments) for PvP, and I think that having 5/6 areas balanced (2 specs in PvE, 3 specs in PvP) is progress.Our survivability is the lowest... but someone has to be the lowest. We're never going to wear plate or mail, we're never going to get shields, and we're always going to be squishy. Are you wearing over 1000 resilience? Because that's what healers have to wear. Rogues got content using a couple hundred resilience and just stacking PvE gear. That's no longer the case. We've got a ton of burst, and the trade off is low survivability unless you're wearing full resilience gear (which nearly no Rogue does). Someone has to be the lowest, but it's also the reason we have the best DPS.I believe I mentioned Vanish. Cloak should be 100%, but I've also covered that in a previous article as well.Classes near us are being nerfed (read: DKs, Feral Druids) and there is really no DPS spec being buffed by a ton. We're going to be top dogs in PvE and retain our PvP viability, and I'd rather not look a gift horse in the mouth. If you're at the top, asking for "fixing" is only going to support the waves of people complaining about our strength. I would gladly trade survivability for the burst damage we're capable of. There's no more toe-to-toe, especially since every Rogue wears PvE gear in PvP. We've got to get back to our intended design of quick kills and escapes.
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