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10-14-2009 @ 5:53PM
Not "the best" damage - we're even with Mages, Warlocks, and Hunters from the philosophical design standpoint.I think a fair amount of rogues played for that reason - that they were THE BEST at damage - which was true in Vanilla and mostly true in BC (things got a little crazy towards the end there). Now that they're supposed to be even-steven with the other "pures" those players can choose a different pure and feel good about themselves.You can see this legacy in the rogue playerbase - rogues are probably the most likely to do crazy stuff like farm flame caps for raid DPS or completely drop specs down to the last player because the other spec has been shown to do 2% more damage.The rogue motto - "Whatever works best" - taken to the extreme.Anyway, I quit playing my rogue because I was tired of getting 1 shot by AOEs while the Warlocks didn't even know what I was so worried about/on the floor so much. Playing ranged DPS is so much easier than melee for raiding. Anything that makes a ranged DPS's job harder also makes a melee's job harder - that's not true the other way around.
10-15-2009 @ 8:54AM
yes i agree its definitely been much easier to dps as a rogue than any other pure dps class that is mana dependent. just gem for haste and agility and youre set. 3.2 definitely helped even the playing field a bit though finally, but rogues benefit most from any fight where you have to move around a lot, which is a lot
10-15-2009 @ 1:52PM
At level 78 feint includes a 50% AOE damage reduction. I am embarrassed to say I only noticed it the other day- months after being level 80.
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