23 November, 2005

Quote of the day, 11/23/05

Loregrim, a Paladin in my guild said during a debate on the new talent trees:
Notice [that] we're arguing whether it's a small buff or a nerf when we're supposed to go like "WOAH DAMN SWEET" like Druids were
I have to say though that, for (on the surface) being not as sweeping of a change as many of us thought it would be -- that this took an entire year for this to arrive is just, well, disappointing. When the Hunter changes came out, it was "omg you guys deserved this. you got totally buffed". When it was Druids turn it was "omg you guys totally deserved this. you guys got totally fixed". For us... very mixed reactions, and that's very disappointing at itself.

Remember that this is simply my initial impression, but I'm an optimist and welcome for whatever might come out of this. Hopefully we'll get to see that these changes are improvements when we can all use them in practice.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a revamp, it's a direct and deliberate insult.

None of these changes will generate any meaningful, consistent damage. The slight buffs that Seal of Righteousness, Judgment of Righteousness, and Sanctity Aura received will not be notcied (at level 60, maximized with talents you're looking at an extra 200 or so damage every 8 seconds?).

In the meantime shamans will still be choosing from their array of high damage, effect-enducing shocks (on a 6 second timer, 5 seconds with teir 2 talents). Shaman will still enjoy weapon buffs that deal immediate and noticable damage. Earthbind totems and ghost wolves will still be swinging the balance of 20-29 and 30-39 Warsong Gulch matches into the Horde's favor. Hell, a level 30 shaman's frost shock does more damage than a level 60 paladin's JoR or JoC.

Reroll or quit guys, this kind of abuse you shouldn't pay for.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Lord Vir said...

While I agree that I don't see much of a DPS increase by just looking at the talents, I'm more dissapointed that they didn't give us a healing buff to our base healing. If they want us to be a support class, you think they would make us better at it.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous nemof said...

someone put it succinctly in a thread on the paly forums I think it was - saying much the same as you - that when druids/hunters simply saw the patch notes, and had not even had a chance to play, they were ecstatic. Us on the other hand, pretty much just let out a sigh of resignation. IMO there are some great things in there, but also some terrible things too. I think blizz thought that making us more specialized meant stuff like moving "Two-Handed Weapon Specialization" deeper into the ret tree just to piss us off.
As far as I see it this is an attempt on blizz's part to kill the paly class and force more people to go horde to sort out server balances. I have a lvl 22 shaman. I might just get back to playing him now.
Blizz really dropped the ball and I feel really, really dissapointed.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And as for the regents: they cost me 18s for a stack of five. I am revered in SW and bought them from a SW regent vendor. So much for 2s a piece- try 3.6s.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a druid too, and when the changes came out I was flattened by its awesomeness. Paladin changes... I can agree it is sorta... unexciting.

On top of this they kick us when we're down and give shamans totem of salvation. :\

I think I need to stop being stubborn. I think I know what exactly what blizzard wants me to do. Roll a shaman (and I have!)

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Jade said...

And a troll shaman at that!

Look at those troll changes

mmmmm

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/cry /OMGWTFPWND why do the want to torment us so? It's like been forever that we have been waiting and then they give us some more threat. thnaxz.......?

12:10 AM  

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