Posts Tagged nerf everything that isn’t me
I can smell the QQ from here, already–but I, for one, welcome our nerf bat weilding overlords.
While other people cry TOO SOON, EXECUTUS, I cry OH THANK GOD.
You see, SiB has been a little…stuck. It’s embarassing, really, becuase we chewed through T11 at a steady pace. In fact I’ve felt that we’re the perfect example of the middle ground guild–we don’t raid a lot (6 hours a week), but we make steady progress when we do. We see content when it’s still “relevent” and “as intended” even if we never really get to doing hard modes.
We were the common denominator, and well, we just weren’t…getting anywhere. It wasn’t like we suddenly sucked or anything, I just started having vanilla era flashbacks to boss progression. When I was breifly talking about the nerf with Fuzz, my raid leader, we decided that we were just relieved. Our e-peens were not threatened. They’ve been too trampled by lack of progression to feel threatened further.
As I nudged Twitter I heard similar mutterings from other groups. Yeah, this nerf pre-patch is weird but…well, they were stuck, too.
If you’re looking for why Blizzard is doing this, I honestly think that is why. When your AVERAGE guild–not your “hard core” raiders, not your stacks of fail panackes, but your AVERAGE GUILD–isn’t getting anywhere, even when they are slowly accruing more gear, that’s when you nerf. Considering the burnout trains many people are holding tickets to right now, high levels of raiding frustration are not what you want if your goal is to retain players.
Bring it, Blizz. Just uh, not in my direction, okay?
MMO-Champ, in their merry datamining, dug up a teensy little change that none the less causes much flailing on my end: a 1.5 second cast time on hungering cold, which is currently instant.
Let’s do a quick review of what I use my beloved ice cubes for, shall we?
-a spell interrupt when my others are on cooldown (PvE and PvP)
-a way to stop spinny mobs of doom (PvE)
-an emergency “oh god this mob got loose HERE TANK GET IT” form of “CC” (PvE)
-a way to really piss off horde that are going for the same mining node I am (PvP) (MAI PYRITE BITCHES)
-A way to protect the flag carrier from being hounded (PvP)
-an AoE interrupt (o hai Cho’gal worshippers)
-Randomly, just to confuse people and to bring me delight (PvE and PvP!)
I may have forgotten something, but that is my general list of Things I Use Hungering Cold for as a frost DK. I use it a lot and love it to death. It’s also, importantly, a mandatory talent–you need it to pick up Howling Blast at the end of the tree.
Do you know how many of those uses are compatible with a cast time of 1.5 seconds?
None of them. Not a single god damned one. Except maybe the confuse and delight one, but then it would throw off my rotation more and this reduce my DPS and precious e-peen.
What the fuck, Blizz?
You can go ahead and nix that change right now. >:|