LMAO, again, you don't seem to understand or you are incredibly naive.
Yeah, ok broderbun.
04/21/2014 02:00 PMPosted by chizowWhat you ask for is not Blizzard's MO. You are asking what is basically impossible or highly improbable based on their own public record. They have a long history of fast nerfs and slow/underwhelming buffs.
You're going to have to do a lot better than telling me what I am asking for to convince me that I, myself, don't know what I'm asking for. As someone who played a lot of witch doctor I can pretty much tell you that blizzard ADORES buffing classes. Zombie dogs have, literally, like 250x as much health today as they did when vanilla launched. Locust swarm is doing like 10x its original damage. You're just a hurt puppy at this point, you can't see anything outside of your own tiny cage. The barbarian took a huge nerf when RoS came out, that absolutely happened, but I've played most blizzard games in the last 20 years, and my experience with their buff/nerf cycle seems to be unlike yours. Barbs are absolutely in a bad place, but I don't think they're willing to let the most popular class in D2 languish.
Also, re: Shard of Hate, their reason is not only arbitrary, it's inconsistent. Shard was never an on-hit item, it was on-cast and thus should not have been subject to on-hit proc coeff. Subjecting it to WW proc coefficient just made the item useless, as you well know I am sure. Also, there are runes/abilities in the game that ignore proc coefficient and work just fine, in fact the difference can be one of great usefulness to uselessness (Windshear vs. Mighty Weapons/Weapon Master).
I do agree that the weapon feels over-nerfed in regards to WW specifically, but it was also a BiS weapon for monks for the same reason as barbarians, and just adding an internal cooldown would not have addressed all of it's issues given how it interacted with some of their spenders. In a blue post the other day they stated that they haven't done a post RoS balance pass on classes, and that the generator buff was the tip of the iceburg. If they buff WW and it's not enough to make it useful then you'll have called it correct, but you're being too pessimistic.
Like I said, go away for a year or two, we will send you notice of the next 100% XP wkend and Fury Generator buffs.
Chew on a bullet.
Until then, if you are truly not a troll as you claim, leave the class and mechanics most of us who actually play the game enjoy, or hope to enjoy in the future alone......
I don't hear that bullet yet.