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3-31-2011 @ 9:12AM
I personally don't worry much about haste plateaus, and I treat it as my weakest secondary stat. Sure I'm hurting my DPS by not maxing all the way, but there so much more math that goes into reaching a haste plateau, assuming you have certain buffs and such that I'm never 100% sure if going for the haste plateau is right.If they made haste easier, like reducing CDs of signature shots, haste would have to be rebalanced, damage would have to change, and haste becomes more of a hassle for the developers. I think things are fine the way they are.Granted, I don't know the exact DPS increase you get from hitting haste plateaus, so maybe that would put it more into perspective.
3-31-2011 @ 10:52AM
I am reminded of an old "Magic: The Gathering" article describing the types of players that designers keep in mind during the course of their work. Designer Mark Rosewater discusses the importance of knowing the MtG audience, and it's worth a read for anyone interested in game design in general:http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr11bKellerune here appears to be a Timmy, a player that goes for power and simplicity. You might not look for the most elegant way to achieve your goals, but you get it done and you do so in a straightforward manner.By contrast, I like Haste because it appeals to Johnnies. It's complicated, but it's okay to have a complicated stat so long as the benefits from it are incremental rather than game-breaking. You don't have to understand the intricacies of Haste to play a hunter or even to play a hunter well, but when you do the math you will likely see a noticeable improvement.I don't want needlessly complicated stats and metrics, but I do enjoy the way Haste is currently designed, and hope that its unique qualities persist.
3-31-2011 @ 2:06PM
I completely agree. Its way to mathy and unnecessary imo. Gantis@Stormreaver is my toon and I do everything in my power to avoid stacking haste and with my 4set I still manage to get my CS cast ime down to 1.54 Which is incredibly satisfying on my end and i enjoy it plenty when going marks. Wild quiver procs out the butt!
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