So while browsing the forums this morning, I came across this little gem.
And people wonder why I felt compelled to make informative posts on the forums and generate intelligent discussion. It seems that Blizzard's CMs or QAs aren't even aware of how many of the abilities in their own game were originally designed to function.
This goes without saying, but if that change goes in for rogues, it would be similar to changing, say, deathcoil to be a fear effect instead of horror. Shiv was originally designed so that it is unable to be blocked/dodged/parried, and it's been that way since TBC Alpha. Obviously this is going to have a huge ripple effect for rogues, and I really don't see the justification for this change, if it is indeed not a bug.
After playing around a bit with specs last night, I tried the 34/0/27 dreamstate build, and to be honest, I wasn't really impressed. The lack of swiftmend really seemed to hurt my burst healing capabilities. There's nothing quite like having a conflag heal. Having lunar guidance and moonglow was nice, so I decided to alter it a bit. This is what I ended up speccing and I have to say, I like it the best. I get pretty decent secondary damage to assist plate classes down that my rogue buddy is having trouble with, I still have lunar guidance and moonglow. Nature's grace has pretty awesome synergy with improved regrowth (High crit chance heal + reduced cast time after any spell crit = win). I still have swiftmend. I still have natural perfection, and I still have long range cyclone/root. I love this build so far. I have a feeling I'll be sticking with this one for quite a while.
Hunters are bullshit. I got bored yesterday and logged into jade on tich since I haven't been able to kill anything on my druid. I did a single solo pug wsg game. Averaging over 15,000 damage per minute in a 20 minute game is a little ridiculous. Hunters are quite possibly the most solid BG dps class in the game. Could they use a little arena love? I suppose, but not much. Maybe an ability that would shoot a trap to a remote location every now and then, such as at a teammates' feet. Regardless, I still say hunters are quite solid atm.
WRU Pet scaling? :/