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11-15-2011 @ 5:45PM
I just recently dusted off the DPS offspec for my DK, and went back to unholy. I really noticed the difference of the 1 second GCD compared to other classes. I am mashing more buttons than I do on my assassination rogue since energy pooling leaves me far less GCD capped, and it's one of the reasons I prefer tanking on my DK over DPSing since Wrath. If the GCD were to be removed, additional thought to how resources are accumulated is required, so there's interesting choices to be made rather than faster and faster button mashing. Even more thought would be required if resources (like energy / rune refresh rate) scale with stats (like haste)... at the end of an expansion, it would be no fun to have a sunwell radiance effect for resources so everyone didn't get carpal tunnel syndrome.
11-15-2011 @ 5:51PM
It would be fine if they just made the GCD go away and put longer internal cooldowns on individual abilities. But as a DK I need to spend my runes fast as possible so they can start regenerating faster and not all classes might have the same benefit from spending their resources faster. DKs are about the only class I am aware of that gets resources back faster if they spend them faster... But I guess not ever having played an MMO that didn't have a GCD im not sure what to say about it..
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