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2-29-2012 @ 9:04PM
I don't see how you can be excited, Chase. I have always enjoyed your articles, more often than not for their PvP articles, but this leaves me really disappointed. An already overpowered class, in terms of PvP at least, is getting boosts that are not needed. At all. Rogues now are what Arms Warriors were at the start of Cataclysm. Namely, specs that allow you to make 20 mistakes and get away with it. Shiv, as it stands for Mists of Pandaria, is grossly overpowered.I play an Arms Warrior and Mace Stun never felt fun. RNG is anathema to PvP. The whole allure of PvP is to match wits with a human opponent and to outplay them, not to get trolled by random procs which could turn the tide. Mages using Fire Blast stuns via Impact should be proof enough of how idiotic Paralytic Poison could become. And frankly, Rogues hardly need more CC.As for Leeching Poison, again, not needed. With Recuperate, Cheat Death and a 20% bonus to healing received, not to mentiona the usual tools such as Vanish, Cloak and Preperation, Rogues already have a lot of survival tools.Mind-numbing. Another awful design here. A 100% cast-time increase to the next spell cast. Need I explain just how devastatingly overpowered that is? It makes Necrotic Strike pale in comparison.Crippling Poison. Finally a proper design. This I do approve of. This would require a Rogue to time their Shiv. If their partners are getting tunneled by melee, they could Shiv and peel for the healer. If a kill target is getting away, again, Shiv and slow them down.Finally, Wound Poison. Utter rubbish. A superior Mortal Strike for only 1 of the 3 classes who have it. Blizzard nerfed MS during Cata to make it less crucial, then buffed it by 15% for the 3 physical damage classes and now make it 50% for Rogues while Warriors and Hunters get shafted.Already, almost any Arena comp with a melee can be improved by having a Rogue (Christmas Cleave/WMP/FMP become RMP, Shadowcleave/WLS become RLS, PHDk/KFC become Thug Cleave) and this is just further incentive to get Rogues in.All in all, I hope Shiv gets changed and that Paralytic Poison gets removed during Beta.
3-01-2012 @ 10:41AM
While mace stun was OP (I remember season 3 very well) I am betting its leeching that gets nerfed first lol. I already think recup is way OP I can't imagine anything more.
3-03-2012 @ 1:36PM
I really don't get why I get downvoted when I have presented my arguments in a non-trolling, well thought out post. Downvoting is to get rid of trolls or abusive posts. Instead, it feels more likeany opinions contrary to what you want to hear are unwelcome and shouted down.
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