Also know as the Rogue class. I have this fellow for a long long time now, and he used to be my dedicated herbalism / alchemy puppet. So needless to say, I haven’t played him in a long long time, and god knows I forgot pretty much everything about Rogue-hood.
I am however in love with the stealth thing. Oh how I fondly remember the days of classic WOW, running around as a Sub Rogue, Ambushing the living daylights out of pretty much everything.
Reality checked in pretty darn fast for my Rogue. Gone are the days of being a bad ass ninja that hits like a truck in the blink of an eye. You can quote me on this, but I’m sure that Rogues are now the melee Warlocks. What is up with the damage over time abilities? The poisons and all? What is up with Ambush hitting like a wet noodle?
But, and this is the weird part, I’m very much liking Rogue-hood at the moment. Sure the class has issues, god it has issues. But hey, I’m a ninjaaaaa!
Obvious playing a Rogue to the best of its abilities will require a ton of skill. It’s not like an Arms Warrior charging into shit and AoE’ing the crap out of everything. It’s definately not like a Retribution Paladin and just … meh … bore everything to death (God Ret Paladin is booooring, you can so quote me on that too).
I keep reading complaints about Rogue being broken and under powered. For PvP, I can relate. Having crap mobility, and mediocore survival abilities is a serious handicap in PvP. Not to mention the rampup time needed for a Rogue to build up damage on a target, and the fact that you have to be on the target … well … skill is a must?
For PvE, not so much. The few dungeons I’ve done so far are a blast, and I’m usually 1st or 2nd DPS, depending on the fight.
Playing as a DPS is uber for a lot of things, and crappy for some others.
+ You have 0.0001 responsibility in a dungeon group other than doing DPS and not standing in bad things.
+ Not necessary to aquire two sets of gear.
+ Can spend Valor and Honor points on one set.
+ Easier to level (debatable).
+ Overall less stress
– Long queue times
Hmm, are the gods trying to tell me something?