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5-17-2010 @ 12:18AM
First off, why are you dragging me into your rant? My opinion of your intelligence is even lower than yours of mine, believe me, based on this meandering, pointless, empty burst of words that was supposed to communicate what, exactly? Secondly, if you have an actual point to make (you almost managed it, but then at the last second you managed to fall directly on your face and dropped it on the ground to explode into a million fragments) could you maybe make the effort to do so instead of immediately lapsing into personal attacks? Especially personal attacks of people who aren't even writing the column anymore. On the one hand, I guess I should thank you for the reminder of why writing Totem Talk sucked all the fun out of playing my shaman.Let's look at the first paragraph of the post. Stoney's words:"Haste. It's the killer stat for enhancement shamans in end-game raiding. In the beginning of the expansion, the killer stat seemed to be attack power, and it continued to maintain dominance through Ulduar. Around ToC (i245) level of gearing, we could choose between AP stacking and haste stacking. Personally I tended toward AP stacking until midway through ToGC, when I ran some sims and realized haste will be the killer stat for Stoneybaby going forward. Why is that? Let's take a look at haste and how it affects our damage output."Now let's look at what you said. We'll take it in small chunks because frankly your writing was so convoluted I need the room to untangle it."Wow, so much fail in that first paragraph alone. Haste didn't become great in ICC due to some sort of funky scaling, "Show me where he says anything about funky scaling in that first paragraph. Show me the word scaling, or even a synonym for it. You can't, because it is not there. If you're going to attack what he says, why don't you try actually reading it? There is literally no place in this post where he says there's unusual or strange or funky scaling with haste. He says it scales better, which is manifestly true. You're so busy attacking him for something he never said that you completely derail your own possible point."in Naxx we stacked AP because everything else sucked in comparison, in patch 3.1 blizz changed haste so that paladins, druids, dk's and SHAMAN got 30% more melee haste per point, THAT'S when it became better to start stacking haste. We didn't stack AP in ulduar then AP/haste in ToC, we stacked haste the INSTANT 3.1 dropped, because they buffed it."See, you almost made a point here. They did buff haste for shamans (and the other classes you mention) in 3.1. However, the reason we stacked haste in Ulduar wasn't because they buffed it, it was because we had no choice. What were you going to stack, Armor Pen? A look back - http://www.wow.com/2009/05/30/totem-talk-ulduar-non-set-mail/ - shows just how much haste was on the gear. You couldn't escape it, and when the options were haste or ArP, it's a no brainer even without the 3.1 buff to haste to pick which one you want on an enhancement shaman. Heck, even a dummy like me knew that back then.So in general, nice try on the trolling, but you fail pretty hard at reading comprehension.
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