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4-09-2010 @ 3:25PM
"And I absolutely cannot wait to see someone pull of a 5 CP to Redirect to Kidney Shot on a healer, to apply serious pressure."This is why this won't go live. You will end up seeing Shadowstep-Kidney shots on healers across the map from the rogues and the QQ will drown out the laughs of the rogues. This ability is fine for PvE, but is unbelievably imbalanced in PvP. Just about the only defense a clothie has against rogues is that they can't stun lock them unless they get caught with a cheap shot first. With this change, Healers can get stun-locked and bursted down with no warning whatsoever. RMP will coordinate a sheep on one member while the rogue pressures a second and builds up CP's, then there will be a blink + Shadowstep/Sprint->Kidney shot and will proceed to completely destroy the healer who was focused on keeping his teammate alive from across the map two seconds earlier. At least a healer had just enough time to blow a cooldown when he saw the rogue vanish before, now they're just screwed.
4-09-2010 @ 4:30PM
You're assuming that Arena is going to be as subject to burst at 85 as it is now. Given that Blizzard has stated multiple times that they don't like the bursty nature of Arena, the last-minute heals from nothing to full, are planning on increasing Stamina for everybody, etc., I don't think this is an accurate assumption to make. If anything, stunlock is likely to finally die as a standard tactic.
4-11-2010 @ 2:53AM
That shit already happens on account of Shadow Dance...which is why it's so powerful in the hands of a player with the wherewithall to execute such manuveurs. Oh and shd also has a 1 minute cooldowns so redirect is almost no different.And isn't that how arena should be? A manuveur like the one your describing takes skill and coordination and if healer is too slow to react then he should die. It's better than the current "okay guise...lets run in...I'll faceroll and Jerry here will do the same...Bill just cast heals."
4-09-2010 @ 7:59PM
As a rogue, I'm ok with this. Just sayin' =)
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