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8-22-2009 @ 7:07PM
It's nice to see them lean more and more towards the specs catering towards playstyles and not "this does the most dps" or "this is the best healing".WoW has come a long way from the original one role, one viable spec per class in the days of old vanilla WoW.
8-22-2009 @ 10:24PM
Except, here's the thing: There will always be people who crunch the math and numbers and say "This spec is the best DPS" or "This spec provides the most efficient healing". Not that Blizz should cater to that, but they will always be there, no matter what. Still, I am looking forward to the new toys we will get in our trees. There's an awful lot of "Increases x stat by x%" or "give your x spell a chance to hit harder/last longer/etc".
8-23-2009 @ 2:03AM
@snuzzle,You're totally right, and it's very likely there will still be "best" builds for particular tasks. However, in terms of output (damage, healing, etc.) there will now be far more VIABLE specs. For example, as a rogue right now you pretty much HAVE to take certain points to be competitive. Even as little as a 5 point alteration from cookie-cutter build will be a substantial DPS decrease (talking PvE of course, PvP is always more flexible). With damage tied to trees rather than talent points, there will - hopefully - be a much greater variety of what's acceptable to bring to a raid. Can't wait.
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