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11-12-2011 @ 9:07PM
What I would love for them to do is make up their f-ing minds. It seems like every couple patches- and even GC is guilty of this, they say X is too good (or no good) and we are going to go with Y. I mean the constant back and forth. I know it's tough to balance, maybe it's just the rhetoric and the constant backtracking. One patch it's "tanking is boring", the next patch, "tanking is too easy, we want to make it more challenging", then, "Tanking is too hard, it feels like a chore".
11-13-2011 @ 7:34AM
I try not get into the seemingly constant changes Blizz makes. As a healer I have just started noticing warriors are becoming as easy to heal as the other class. Now the warriors in my guild have not been an issue, but those jokers live and breathe the game compared to most players. I do still run across the ones who have rage generation problems, but that may very well be inexperience.Part of WoW is the constant back and forth and I accepted a long time ago, the balance act is very hard and it will never end.Still, looking back at all the changes to classes in Cata, I still see the devs saying the exact things about the exact issues we saw in Wrath and BC.One thing I am very pleased about is the lack of PvP overshadowing PvE as it was by the end of Wrath. It got so bad that some of my long time friends just quit the game after spending months gearing and tweaking a toon only to see a patch push through to make them start the process all over again. Now THAT was not any fun at all.When I see someone raging over the changes to their class I chalk it up to immaturity and a lack of skill on how to express their frustrations. Although as much as I am looking forward to the next expansion, a small voice of doubt has me praying this will not be a SWGish amount of change to the game. So I am choosing to have faith in the folks at Blizz. They do know more about the game than me.
11-13-2011 @ 2:31PM
I agree to this very much, Noyou. Yes, I am sure it isn't easy to balance the different tanking classes, make sure that the gear is correctly itemized etc, but you know... on one hand, they seem to aim at making some things easier, on the other hand it looks as if there will be a major change again, requiring a total change of focus when it comes to stats... AGAIN. I was hoping that the introduction of mastery makes things easier to get your gear right, to hit the stats you need to function etc, and for a while, that seemed to work, and now it seems to change a lot again. I don't mind theory-crafting, don't mind doing a bit of research to make sure I go for the right stats, but at the same time, I don't really feel happy to have to redo that again every patch, for the priority to change, going from "stack this as much as you can" to "ok, balance these two stats, make sure you don't have more of that one over the other, and oh, before you do, also make sure you hit these two caps".If they want to make things a bit more easy and accessible for new and even old players, I wish they'd try not to turn everything 180 degrees every few months.As I said, I dont mind keeping up to date, trying to make sure I get the stats right. Then again, there are some players who don't, and it shows when you end up in a PUG with a pally who, I guess because he was still kinda stuck in Wrath, had stacked stamina like a madman, and had almost no block rating. We went through 4 healers or so that night, until he left. I told him that maybe, he'd like to rethink his stats priority, but I dont know if he ever did, and that was just one example. Sure, you will always have cases like that, tanks who try to tank in the wrong spec or have int gear (as prot warrior) or whatever, but for the sake of casual or returning players, I sometimes wish stuff wouldnt get drastically changed so often, like when it comes to stats
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