05/22/2012 10:07 PMPosted by ZoureWill monks actually have a way to survive Inferno now? It's already hard enough with pure resist / vit gear, and now we can't even do this? :\
Indifferent. I cleared normal through Act 1 Inferno without it, and not even skipping elite packs I ran into. When this skill unlocked for me and I tried it, I knew it would've been nerfed. So I avoided becoming dependent on it. Thus, said nerf came to pass as a great many monks shed a tear and cursed the heavens.
In all seriousness, I don't like how the monk plays in inferno. I've been forced to shift from dps to a straight up tank role. Barbs are in a similar boat as well. I didn't know this was a trinity game...
Wait, so you're going to take it out entirely?
It's essentially being nerfed to the point of obsolescence until we can implement a new rune in its place in a future patch.
All great and dandy but now the Monk class is dead late game until some unknown time... Now what?
We've made a number of class changes (again, intend to post about all of them tomorrow) and we want to monitor how those shake out before we attack any content difficulty changes. Our intent is to get classes a bit more aligned, verify no new issues crop up from these hotfixes, and then considering all the factors we'll look at content. It's not a preferred method of operating, I'd say, but just because the game is so new we don't think quick decisions on overall balance is the right approach when the metagame is still shifting.
You are not taking Hardcore play ability into consideration on at least THIS issue, as in hell there are NO other viable ways to progress solo, or with a friend or two, as a monk. I barely survive now, let alone after this -REMOVAL- of an ability...
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