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6-03-2011 @ 4:45PM
I apologize for resorting to logical fallacies, but that's TOTALLYsome reductio ad absurdum. I didn't say we should go back to the stoneage. I can reductio ad absurdum with the best of them: I almost WOULD prefer 969 to our current rotation which is basically just a 969 except every other beat is a crusader strike."Crusader strike - whatever else you feel like hitting - crusaderstrike - eh, judgment I guess, JoJ is falling off - crusader strike -zzzzzzzzzzzzzzHUNH WHAT I FELL ASLEEP AT MY KEYBOARD BECAUSE I WAS TOOBORED TO HIT ShoR."I think this is a problem with most classes and most specs. There'stoo many abilities that are used as a matter of course instead of inany reactionary capacity and it's made me think progressively less ofWoW's combat system as the expansions go by. Imagine if you wereplaying, say, Ninja Gaiden or Bayonetta and the supreme strategy wasto hit Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Square on every enemyregardless of the enemy's behavior (oh wait, I just described God ofWar, SSSSNAP :D). That's what WoW fights boil down to. Keep hittingthe same buttons with no regard to which boss you're facing until hedoes something that causes you to move. There's a fundamental riftbetween the attacking player and the attacking boss where only veryrarely -- pretty much just in gimmick fights -- do the attacks of onehave an effect on the attacks/defense of the other. Complexity incombat is not gained by adding more buttons, not do I find itparticularly satisfying to hit Shift-Ctrl-4 to activate Blessing ofFreedom because the entire left side of my keyboard is taken up by mystandard rotation.
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