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1-13-2011 @ 12:13AM
"Shapeshifts: Entering or leaving a shapeshift no longer cancels root effects"I predict this will not go over well.
1-13-2011 @ 12:45AM
Meh, I'm just gonna have to deactivate my habit of automatically shapeshifting when I see tendrils of green cover my legs.... it'll be hard but I'll do it :(
1-13-2011 @ 12:53AM
1-13-2011 @ 12:57AM
Finally! Warsong Gulch is gonna be so much more fun now :D
1-13-2011 @ 1:12AM
I find it stupid that they said their logic for removing berserk fear immunity was because we could shift out of roots and be immune to poly, but now they got rid of the root resistance, why remove berserk. I bet that they're going to remove our poly immunity in a few patches. As if we aren't gimped enough....
1-13-2011 @ 1:37AM
PvP is why we can't have nice things.Powershifting out of a root during a boss encounter (Asaad anyone?) lets the healer focus on getting the tank out of trouble. Now I can't do that anymore. At least it'll be a bit easier to time the jump (although I still doubt I'll ever get it right...).
1-13-2011 @ 1:59AM
My frost mage is buying a round for the entire staff at Blizzard HQ.
1-13-2011 @ 3:34AM
Yea, I'm not keen on the whole "Removing a core class mechanic that I have relied on for over 5 years" thing. It's like saying Blink is now a +SpellDmg cooldown, or Pickpocket instead applies a hit-debuff to bosses. It's not that the mechanic's removal is something that I really care about, it's just that that is a part of the class I've always assumed would not be messed with.
1-13-2011 @ 4:23AM
rage bar full z_z
1-13-2011 @ 5:32AM
I wouldn't be so annoyed if they hadn't nerfed our bleeds, removed our fear immunity AND fear break, and nerfed the glyph of entangling roots.No other class gets treated like this just because they were good at PVP for once.
1-13-2011 @ 6:19AM
I agree. Now I can die to static cling just like hunters....and the Freya fight...what were they thinking?
1-13-2011 @ 7:10AM
What Wulfrixx said. Or heck, it's closer to being like, say, "Frost spells no longer apply the Chilled debuff." I think this is more nerfs I've ever seen packed into a single patch. There've gotta be some upsides though, there always are . . . well, I can replace my Entangling Roots glyph, which is nice since Major is a crowded slot, and a shift of damage from bleeds to direct means more DPS against trash that dies in less than 16 seconds. And the bleed nerf will lower the value of mastery, perhaps even to the point where I can reforge back to crit instead of mastery, which is just more fun because of the improved combo-point generation. And when I get feared in PVP with my trinket on cooldown I can use the time to go make myself a sandwich.
1-13-2011 @ 7:23AM
I didn't whine when they said they were gonna nerf bleeds. I didn't whine when they said they were gonna nerf berserk. But this is the most retarded thing I've seen the devs do yet.It's not often a class gets nerfed to the ground for real, but this is one of those times. PvP'n for about 4-5 years as feral, I can tell you this will destroy us.
1-13-2011 @ 8:23AM
As a non feral, my logical counter is: hahaha. Hopefully you got in all the rated bgs and arena this side of 4.0. Also, as someone who plays surv and demo, hellfire really isn't a big deal. Metamorph infernal demon leap hellfire immo aura is, but having heaps big AoE for a limited period of time really isn't that big of a deal either. See the big purple demon? Fear them! The big yellow demon? Banish it! The angry spinning demon? Dismantle! Or wait, is being able to be feared while popping your dps cooldowns too tough for some people? In PvE, is 15 seconds of massive AoE every 5 minutes that big of a gamebreaker on some fights?I also don't understand about the Caverns of Time thing. The curse of Gilneas wasn't known to the people, so seeing a big furry wolf thing in a friendly party of adventurers would definitely strike the inhabitants as anachronistic.
1-13-2011 @ 10:39AM
@theRaptor: How quickly you forget "TO THE GROUND, BABY!", and the ensuing QQ of ret paladins everywhere. Druids are certainly not the first, nor will be the last, to get a big nerfbat during the course of their existence.
1-13-2011 @ 10:44AM
"No other class gets treated like this just because they were good at PVP for once."Sorry, as a warrior, I spit out my drink laughing at your comment.
1-13-2011 @ 10:56AM
Oh you don't know the half of it.If these changes go live it will suck the life right out of the Druid class. Removal of root effects by shape shifting was really the straw that broke the camels back. I mean come on Blizzard. Druids have nothing left now. We will be an empty class with no core mechanics blending in to the masses. Does Blizzard even want Druids to PVP anymore? Have the gang of frost mages at Blizzard got sick of chasing the ONLY class that can escape them? I just don't know why Druids are being nerfed to a unplayable status.
1-13-2011 @ 11:29AM
Removing the root breaking from shapeshift is going to make druids completely unplayable?Um, ok...
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