It’s funny how experiences can differ from day to day.
Yesterday also marked an absolute low in regards to Rogue PVP ninjaahood in random BGs. I believe a lot has to do with BG in question. For some strange reason, I always ended up in the new Battlegrounds, Silvershard Mines (SvM) and Temple of Kotmogu (ToK).
ToK is kinda ok. It’s fast, people tend to group up so I received lots of heals, and because of this I was able to harras a lot of key opponent players. It is however way to spammy for my taste.
SvM however is goddamn awful. Again, close quarters combat, everything closely together. A nightmare for Rogues. Forget about being a stealthy ninja, everybody and their mother is using AOE attacks all over the place, getting you out of stealth all the time. Forget about jumping people sneaky style, you are always faces multiple opponents. Not a good place for Rogues!
And, yesterday also marked my first day of Warrior hating. There was one Warrior present in the SVM, and he had a pocket healer, a Paladin. He was dominating the place. Attack the Warrior, and he just keeps getting healed by the pocket healer. Attack the healer, and the Warrior stuns / CCs you. Use CC yourself and see it fall of in a second. Oh yeah, add to that the fact that the Warrior kept killing you in a heartbeat … yeah Blizzard is in a happy place about Warrior burst damage.
I still think Rogue does okay in random Battlegrounds, and I also realize I haven’t got the gear yet to make a decent final conclusion about it.
The amount of complaining on various forums doesn’t make me happy though. I don’t have any plans to enter Arena PVP (yet), so I don’t have to worry about that yet.
But I do get where most people (Rogues) that are complaining are coming from. We do have a serious problem with mobility and survival outside our cool downs, which are somewhat lacking.
I also mentioned I switched to Assassination for PVE purposes, and boy does that have energy issues! OMG. Half the time I’m just waiting for my energy to come back up so I can refresh Rupture or Slice ‘n Dice (Envenom).
To close, I’ll leave you with this video, featuring Swifty (Warrior) and Mercader (Rogue) in a 2v2 Arena fight. The video shows Mercator against a resto Druid for about 10 minutes …
Besides the bullshit discussion whether Mercator played alright or not, I ask you this. Why is it OK for a healer to just shrug of a DPS’ing player like he ain’t ever there? Or … why is it OK for a healer to shrug of a Rogue like he ain’t even there?
Would the fight have been the same if Swifty had been up against the Druid? If a Warrior had been up against a Resto Druid? I don’t think so. A Warrior would have wtf-pwnd that Night Elf Resto Druid back into the fairy woods it came from …