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11-23-2011 @ 9:33PM
I keep making a deal about Purge because it's a clear sign they don't give a shit what they remove. Purge is a Shaman's #1 PVP non-damage ability. It is one of several trademark abilities they are removing. If it were one ability it would be one thing, but when they remove several from different classes, it doesn't sound like it was an accident.They have said before in the past they have a hard time coming up with new, distinct abilities for each spec each expansion, so now they are simply removing all abilities under a specific school, and putting them in a spec. It's a lazy way to do it. They keep reinventing the talent system, and this time they simply rip it out, !@#$ everyone over, and add in a few OP abilities (which they admitted were meant to sound OP.)A hybrid class spec'd into a DPS role can do DPS, and if need be, heal in an emergency. A healing spec can DPS in an emergency. In the new system, you are limited by your spec. If you need more healing than your weakest heal, kiss your ass goodbye. If you need to take out an NPC, and you are in your healing spec, expect the fight to last awhile.We are being forced into one role per spec, and it is not the "anti-cookie cutter" reasoning that Blizzard has used. Too many people get hung up on specs and roles in instances. "If you're spec'd DPS, you shouldn't be healing", no shit, but the ability to heal, yourself or others, especially if an emergency comes up, is gone.I am hoping they change their minds, the current talent system is a joke if they think it will eliminate cookie-cutter specs. If nothing more, it will enforce it. One per person, one per spec.This isn't innovation, it is a desperate move to make a distintinction between the specs without having to come up with a ton of new abilities, it seems like.
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