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8-12-2009 @ 4:19PM
I wasn't so much disapointed by the Q&A, but more underwhelmed. There wasn't really anything that Blizz told us that we didn't already know.What I see a general lack of comments on, however, is the rogue's functional utility overall. We're great DPS, I love that! I love being up there in raids and having my function as Interrupt and Damage. But two of the things that made up part of being a rogue and stood out to me while leveling for a very long time (quests, money making, strategy, and eventually instances) were Lockpicking and CC. I know CC has, in many ways, fallen by the wayside of the new instance layouts and the zerg philosophy... but Boxes and Lockpicking just kinda went Poof. Yes, we still have people opening boxes in the major cities, and there is still a drop rate, but it's gone down considerably that I have seen. Even running old content to work on my Loremaster gives out way way less. It's almost like they decided they weren't necessary for rogues anymore after they took making your own poisions away.It was one of our little gimicks... We were rogues, thieves, we'd sneak around and pick open boxes and doors and do good damage. Now we don't do that and we are DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PVE and PVP. DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just feels to me like we've lost something, and I don't really see it being addressed until they say "We've taken the chests out of the instances in Outland because they were being exploited." or "There are no chests in Northrend."Maybe it's just me. I dunno.
8-12-2009 @ 4:28PM
You make a great point and, until now, I haven't really noticed. I've found perhaps one Froststeel lockbox in all the questing and grinding I've done. And only had one or two requests to open one. I would like to have the lockpicking feature played up more too. And YES, where are the chests?! I like the pure damage class that we've become but can't we have other things to assist us and others in our party? Maybe have secret doors only Rogues can detect. Or invisible enemies only we can find? Bring back the attractiveness of the Rogue in a group or raid. Not just be whored out for damage. Not that I mind that :)
8-12-2009 @ 6:03PM
Scarab, if you macro to pickpocket every mob you attack out of stealth you'll have more lockboxes than you know what to do with.
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