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11-09-2011 @ 2:08PM
I did get a question in about rogue raid utility, here's hoping it actually gets answered.
11-09-2011 @ 3:20PM
There's a shocker, every question I had at least about Rogue raid utility was ignored. All this talk about how Druids are super awesome and should be able to DPS as kitties and then switch over to backup heals at the drop of a hat, and us Rogues get nothing.Whats the point of bringing a Rogue when a kitty Druid brings all the same stuff to the table, as well as raid buffs and backup heals?
11-09-2011 @ 4:19PM
"The current 5.0 model is that there are 8 raid buffs: health, attack power, spell power, melee haste, spell haste, crit, mastery and stats"I have the feeling that rogues will probably be getting the mastery raid buff or at least will be getting a class wide buff."Homogenization is one of *the* hardest challenges we face. Players become upset if they feel like they are losing what is uniquely theirs, but then they get just as frustrated when they lack e.g. self-healing or mobility or a cool toy that another class gets. With 11 classes and parties, (some) raids and PvP teams much smaller than that, we can't make every class mandatory and we don't think it's reasonable to have 11 (or even 34 if you include specs) spells, buffs and mechanics that are unique but completely equal. We just try to keep the pulse on the community and see when players think we have gone too far or not far enough. This next bit might start a firestorm of controversy, but we heard from a lot of 10-player raiders who asked "Why make a rogue legendary? We don't have a rogue." When we asked why, they said 'Rogues don't bring anything we need, so we don't want them." That's not cool. I'm not saying the legendary is the answer for why bring rogues, but you should feel like you have room for rogues without sacrificing something else and that rogues should bring something that makes you happy they are there."This is encouraging because it shows that they are at least aware of the problem now.
11-09-2011 @ 4:23PM
We have a very vague idea of what's going on but it's not all doom and gloom. Yes ferals will get the ability to heal and such but they will have to stop dpsing if they want to play their spec right if they are to be recognized as good players.
11-09-2011 @ 4:29PM
And with monks coming up, sharing rogue dps gear and most likely for monk tanking as well, rogues are becoming extinct sadly.Good thing they are still good for pvp. Hopefully Blizz will do something with rogues. I liked the idea of a rogue tank, but obviously that will not happen as we now have 5 tank specs now.
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