You knew how the post was coming across, and you understand our atmosphere and intolerance for whining so this infraction should come as no surprise.
Originally Posted by bladehawk
I'm not in the beta, and maybe I’m a pessimist, but does this look like a collection of nerfs with a few new abilities peppered on top?
Imp SB – Nerfed
DS – Nerfed
MD – Suc/imp helping crit is a probable nerf
Fel Armor change – less DPS or more healing
Forced reliance on spirit for life tap
Are any of the new skills going to make up for that many hits? To folks in the beta - is it as bad as it looks?
I've been thinking along this line lately too. I realize it's still early beta, so a lot could change. BUT, what's new and exciting? I don't agree that the Fel Armor change is a nerf, but actually a buff. Since we'll lifetap less, we'll need less healing. Kinda a shame not to use lifetap though, like mage not needing mana gems.
A haste talent in affliction
Another spell rotation for affliction keep track of(what, 4 wasn't enough?)
3 new pet talent in each tree tied to pet survivability
Demon form that locks out your base abilities and only lasts 45s
Chaos Bolt, pve-wise, it really just another nuke
So, where's our Titan's Grip? Or Explosive Shot? Or Deadly Brew? Or Frostfire Bolt? Or Ancestral Awakening? I could go on and on, and I have barely played some of those classes, but it is quite easy to see that there are new mechanics that will change how they are played. Hell, some of the warlock builds are being dumbed down. Improved Soul Leach and Eternal Flames, as they are now, basically ensure all you will ever press is Incinerate. Even more mind-numbing than shadow destro!
I know how this post is coming across, and I hesitate posting it here because it doesn't quite seem to fit with the atmosphere. But seriously, we're in beta, if they had anything special up their sleeve, shouldn't it had been at least partially implemented now(kinda like Titan's Grip...very cool idea, bad implementation)?
Maybe I'm bored with the class. Or maybe I'm not satisfied with a generic 10% dps upgrade from 10 more talent points. Anyone else feel this way?