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7-21-2010 @ 3:57PM
While Wrath trash certainly wasn't Magister's level insanity here, I think we all have a kind of distorted view on it since we still run through content we overgear it so heavily.Maybe I'm just a lolnubz casual raider, but I remember plenty of places where a botched CC meant a wipe and an AoE-fest wouldn't cut it (Faction Champs/Vezax & Blood Wing trash I'm looking at you).Now I didn't raid in BC, but the overall consensus I heard coming out of it was that there was too much CC, and that people were being turned down because they didn't have the CC required purely by class choice (which is just as bad if you ask me).We all have to remember Wrath and onward is about "bring the player, not the class", and forcing CC, while it makes the instance more challenging, works against that notion. I think in Cata CC is going to stay much like Wrath in that CC will more often than not be a luxury, with some packs that will require it every now and again. CC in trash should test your ability to choose your targets wisely and prioritize, not test your ability to bring a mage or rouge because the trash simply isn't doable without one. A simple downshift in the role and effectiveness of AoE, and a clear distinction between what is to be single-targeted and what can be AoE'd would fix a lot of the problem, but we also have to accept that even the most difficult trash is going to be easy when you outgear it.
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