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Keeping perspective {WoW}

Apr 17th 2010 8:35PM
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A single big nerf will shift perception far more than a series of smaller nerfs.
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I'm not sure I'd agree with that. I used to. But we also found that in some cases, it felt crappier to the players to see a small nerf in every single patch coming down. I think some would have preferred to just have us pull the band aid off all at once. A spec that feels like it's just going to lose ground over long periods of time doesn't tend to attract new players. :)

But I also agree that changing the cooldown to Will of the Necropolis managed to change the perception of DKs from understated to overpowered single-handedly (even though it still doesn't fire all that much).



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Ghostcrawler's comments, not mine.


Likewise, I think players sometimes drift off to an alt when their class or spec gets nerfed, just because it sucks to get nerfed and they feel somehow less potent knowing that they were nerfed, even if the effect was imperceptible for them.

Perception.


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again, Ghostcrawler, not me


Druids

When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
"Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health.
"Dire Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health. In addition, the armor bonus has been reduced from 450% to 400%.
The multiplier on base weapon damage for "Mangle (Bear)" ability has been changed from 130% to 100%. In addition, the bonus damage has been reduced by the same ratio.
"Savage Fury" no longer affects "Mangle (Bear)".
"Savage Fury" no longer applies to "Maul" or "Swipe".
The critical damage bonus on "Predatory Instincts" reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10%.
"Improved Leader of the Pack" can no longer get critical heals.


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from blizzard's own patch history.

So, that's their definition of "imperceptible change? Lure suckers into an expansion with the promise of PvP viability only to nerf em nback into heal bot or die (in an "imperceptible" manner of course)

Cataclysm Class Changes: Feral druid analysis, part 3 {WoW}

Apr 11th 2010 12:04PM Given Blizzard's track record with the last two expansions, Cata will offer feral druids something to make them viable in competitive PvP, the warriors and rogues will scream nerf, Blizzard will nerf feral back to the point they have to spec resto if the hope to win in competitive PvP. I will be watching the forums, waiting for the cycle to repeat itsself yet again.

Prot Warrior nerf details {WoW}

Jan 9th 2010 6:55PM Oh look, a spec is threatening to compete with the arms tree, we must nerf naow!!eleventyone.

Whta?! This spec is of the warrior class?! Well then, we won't break out the TO THE GROUND BABY hotfix nerf bat nor the destroy 30% damage + cut their health and armor pools.

Druids

When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
"Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health.
"Dire Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health. In addition, the armor bonus has been reduced from 450% to 400%.
The multiplier on base weapon damage for "Mangle (Bear)" ability has been changed from 130% to 100%. In addition, the bonus damage has been reduced by the same ratio.
"Savage Fury" no longer affects "Mangle (Bear)".
"Savage Fury" no longer applies to "Maul" or "Swipe".
The critical damage bonus on "Predatory Instincts" reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10%.
"Improved Leader of the Pack" can no longer get critical heals.



double standards ftl...

Upcoming class and item balance changes {WoW}

Jan 7th 2010 11:13PM YEAH! I mean, I'm only here to kill people and cause damage. Why would Blizzard ensure my class/spec is the undisputed champion of that role?

Upcoming class and item balance changes {WoW}

Jan 7th 2010 10:30PM Did Blizzard once claim massive melee DPS coupled with surivivability was OP? Check.

Did Blizzard once claim massive DPS coupled with with utility was OP? Check.

Did Blizzard once claim massive DPS coupled with PvP utilitity was OP? Check.

When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
"Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health.
"Dire Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health. In addition, the armor bonus has been reduced from 450% to 400%.
The multiplier on base weapon damage for "Mangle (Bear)" ability has been changed from 130% to 100%. In addition, the bonus damage has been reduced by the same ratio.
"Savage Fury" no longer affects "Mangle (Bear)".
"Savage Fury" no longer applies to "Maul" or "Swipe".
The critical damage bonus on "Predatory Instincts" reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10%.
"Improved Leader of the Pack" can no longer get critical heals.


Does blizzard afford PvP specced melee rogues the same treatment they did melee specced pvp druids?

...


NOPE!!!

Shifting Perspectives: The druid of 2009 {WoW}

Jan 7th 2010 9:42PM Never forget

When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
"Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health.
"Dire Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health. In addition, the armor bonus has been reduced from 450% to 400%.
The multiplier on base weapon damage for "Mangle (Bear)" ability has been changed from 130% to 100%. In addition, the bonus damage has been reduced by the same ratio.
"Savage Fury" no longer affects "Mangle (Bear)".
"Savage Fury" no longer applies to "Maul" or "Swipe".
The critical damage bonus on "Predatory Instincts" reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10%.
"Improved Leader of the Pack" can no longer get critical heals.

Upcoming class and item balance changes {WoW}

Jan 7th 2010 9:35PM the following nerfs were due to "ZOMG 2K MANGLEZ!!!111eleventyone" nerf posts. Just guess what we are going to do to mutilate and prot warriors now...

When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
"Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health.
"Dire Bear Form" now grants 25% increased stamina instead of 25% increased health. In addition, the armor bonus has been reduced from 450% to 400%.
The multiplier on base weapon damage for "Mangle (Bear)" ability has been changed from 130% to 100%. In addition, the bonus damage has been reduced by the same ratio.
"Savage Fury" no longer affects "Mangle (Bear)".
"Savage Fury" no longer applies to "Maul" or "Swipe".
The critical damage bonus on "Predatory Instincts" reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10%.
"Improved Leader of the Pack" can no longer get critical heals.



Oh Wait...!!11 I have a mut rogue and prot warrior...


nvm... all previous justifications for previous nerfs are now null and void, just L2P and spec resto scrubz!!

Dungeon Finder bingo {WoW}

Dec 28th 2009 9:32PM The few arms warriors and rogues who rerolled Death knight to be Overpowered have either gone back to their mains or refuse to do something as mundane as tanking which does not allot the #1 spot on recount?!

Shocking...

The Queue: Apology denied {WoW}

Dec 15th 2009 9:37PM will feral tauren or nightelves in ANY form ever be as viable in PvP as PvP, melee specced rogues and/or warriors?

Will such viablity EVER be reflected in PvP statistics such as those found on realmhistories?

How the WoW community is about to push the self-destruct button {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 12:38AM "Presenting a calm and thoughtful post on something is very welcomed"

Because all the trolls who screamed to nerf feral were somehow more rational than today's trolls amirite?

The only difference in the trolls of yesterday and the trolls of today is Blizzard's response.

"ZOMG 2K MANGELZ ON PLATE !!!!111eleventyone" is rewarded with massive feral nerfs resulting in feral NEVER having a dominant or even average arena season.

"ZOMG LOL RETZ R OP 111!!!elventyone" is rewarded with TO THE GROUND BABY!

Can't really blame the trolls for falling back on what's worked in the past.

Yet somehow when actual numbers and parses are posted showing rogues dominating not only PvE encounters but the 2K + arena brackets, the ban hammer comes out?

Blatant favoritism is blatant favoritism.