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10-01-2010 @ 2:01PM
Re-posting this from the 10th page of the last queue (as if anyone reads that far into the comments :P)It’s been said several times and in several places, things might be a bit out of balance when 4.0.1 hits because everything's balanced around level 85. so from anyone with Beta/PTR experience, which class is going to be the most OP when the pre-cata patch hits?
10-01-2010 @ 2:10PM
The numbers pass has not yet occurred on the beta, so there's no way to answer that at the moment.
10-01-2010 @ 2:16PM
I'm sure OP-ness will be half related to how many new mechanics a class has to get used to. If a class has only gained one or two new mechanics at this point, they will probably have a much better learning curve than the classes with crazy new mechanics to get used to like... boomkins, paladins, etc.Oh and healers who suddenly have to do DPS for mana regen. That'll take some getting used to.
10-01-2010 @ 2:18PM
I DID know that Hunters (Specifically BM Spec) were terribly OP. The most recent Beta Batch (Codename: Sparkles) really nerfed us again. Besital Wrath went from doing 50% extra damage to just 25%. Soooo pissed!!
10-01-2010 @ 2:30PM
Leejin, you're behind the times again.
10-01-2010 @ 2:33PM
All of them yet none of them. Really, quite a silly question to ask at this point, considering what you even acknowledged in your original statement. >.>
10-01-2010 @ 2:48PM
"All of them yet none of them" thank you master Yoda. Let me clarify, I'm curious as to who will be rocking the casbah from 4.0.1 to cata release. If we're still waiting on the numbers pass, then I'll probably have to wait for that answer.
10-01-2010 @ 3:00PM
He wants to go ahead and roll his 3.0 ret pally today so he won't be behind the times pwning n00b5
10-01-2010 @ 3:08PM
Ikarus -- Get a haircut and put on a shirt for Chrissakes...
Actually, My Priest will be my main. I'm just curious who I need to watch out for.
10-01-2010 @ 3:13PM
@ Talkingmikelol...that's not a picture of me. Just one I thought was funny. While equally pasty white, I lack the copious amount of chest hair and mullet.
10-01-2010 @ 4:15PM
DKs and Affliction Warlocks both seem to be doing very well. Everyone's got SOMETHING totally out of balance, though.
10-01-2010 @ 5:03PM
Not sure why all the downrating: it's an interesting question, if entirely speculative at this point.In the interest of speculation, I think Saeadame is on the right track: classes with radical changes to core design will probably seem underpowered at first as players get the hang of them, while classes that essentially just get new toys but no fundamental change to mechanics will adapt quickly and have immediate success.So I forsee much wailing (even more than usual) from the paladin community, and...I dunno...mages being seen as ridunculously OPed. And I'm pretty good at predicting these things.
10-01-2010 @ 5:54PM
Good feedback Clundgren. I'm not sure what all the down rating was about either. Just a question of curiosity. I think you and Saeadame are probably pretty close to the mark on how things will stand. I'm looking forward to all the changes. It a lot of ways it's going to be like playing a whole new game.
10-02-2010 @ 3:34AM
Ikarus, there's something you need to understand about WoW PvP: everyone is overpowered, therefore no one is. Ret pallies have served to be no more difficult than other classes for my frost mage throughout Wrath; it all depends on how well you play your favorite OP class. Ret pallies just *seemed* the most OP because it really isn't hard to figure out how to play one well (just click whatever comes off cooldown and use your procs). Most classes aren't so simple, but when played right, are just as OP.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtDB2f0AJusThe video's pretty old, but I feel the concept holds true today. :)
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