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10-23-2009 @ 4:08AM
@Knyle2That's not necessarily the case, though the exceptions are becoming less and less common.Throughout WoW's history there have always been trees which suck. Arcane, Retadin, Protadin, Destro, the list goes on and on. Sometimes these trees have been nerfed into the ground, sometimes they were just always sub-par.Sometimes, if the sucking was really extreme or the period really long, it takes a really long time after a spec has been repaired before people are willing to try it or to acknowledge that it might be good. I remember helping my mate build an arcane spec after the fixes they put in towards the beginning of expansion and seeing him do massive massive dps.Sometimes the theory crafters and hard core raiders can get a bit set in their ways, and miss out on the implications of major changes to a tree. This is happening a lot less often now what with dual specs and the fact that very few trees still suck, but it still does happen. There are times when you can be right and they can be wrong.There are also times where it doesn't matter. A lot of times your dps will be affected more by how you play than by the talents you pick, and picking a talent which buffs something you aren't particularly good over one which buffs something you can keep up appropriately doesn't help anyone. It's also only a game and so long as you're doing your part, who really cares.
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