Feb 24th 2009 1:26PM Yes, PvP spriests have a valid reason to complain. But keep in mind that this is the absolute first iteration of the 3.1 patch notes. If other PTRs are any indication, we'll see myriad changes over the course of testing.
Hell, when the WotLK patch notes first dropped everyone was crying the end of shadow priests. Frankly, I love the WotLK changes. Sure some things changed, but I enjoy actually be able to do damage now.
The loss of Blackout should come as no surprise. Blizz said they want to do away with RNG stuns a while back. That's why rogues don't have Mace Spec procs anymore.
Survivability is still an issue, but I won't speak to that as I'm a PvE player.
From a PvE standpoint, there are some solid changes. The only valid issue I think is whether or not DoT crits will be 150% or 200%. As it stands now, they're at 150% so that's a nerf. However, the increased damage on DP could cover at least part of that loss.
tl;dr - Don't freak out until we have final patch notes. These are just the tip of the iceberg.
Nov 7th 2008 10:14AM Murlocs? Riding bears? booyah.
Nov 7th 2008 10:14AM C'mon frosty the baby frostwyrm!
Nov 7th 2008 10:09AM Yes please.
Nov 7th 2008 10:08AM Free shwag? Count me in.