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2-27-2012 @ 9:48PM
Pyromelter, you're flat out missing the point of this article. It has nothing to do with QQ. It has nothing to do with "fulfilling different roles". It has to do with how pure DPS classes are now becoming more and more distinct along spec lines. And yes, there are more and more mechanics that being flexible and being able to switch specs makes raiding much much easier. True final dps numbers may be similar, but that doesn't mean that each spec doesn't bring with it very different advantages. In my own raid, for example...my team asks me to go fire on Zon'ozz so that I can solo a ball bounce. That makes the encounter a lot easier.On spine? It's so much easier for everybody if I go arcane, and provide excellent controlled burst. Those two specs share the same basic gearing templates. But there are several enchant, gemming, and reforging differences. So to be optimal, I need to build a second set of gear.But try telling people in an LFR that you need to grab some off-spec gear as a mage. I'll bet you don't make it 30 seconds before you get vote-kicked.The point of this article, is that people need to begin to understand that hybrids aren't the ONLY classes that need multiple gear sets.Also, the complaint that I've seen from hybrids? Has been about gear. About how they have to be able to switch specs as the raid needs, and perform different roles. Which, is pretty much what we're talking about.
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