01/21/2013 06:19 PMPosted by november1093If skills wasn't so reliant on CC we could build differently.
So just CM then? No one forcing you to use skills that you don't want to use. Just because Wizards can permafreeze doesn't mean you have to use that skill. Wizard has plenty of options besides critical hit based gear and skills and runes that don't involve the words critical hit" far outnumber the ones that do. Its also possible to not be optimal in build and to still have fun.
CM is an absolute necessity for wizards. Archon form for paragoning (Unless if you want to be inefficient as hell then go ahead and try it without it.) and CM/WW for high mp levels, uber runs, and key runs. And if you run with a group, you have to permastun or somewhere close to be useful to that group. I just would like different options with out devs nerfing my sh!t all to hell. But that's besides the point. CC is required to cause decent dps (Coupled with CHD). You try and run this game on stat and skill buff dps alone you are going to get nowhere. The point is to be optimal, the point is to be better. So you can have comfortable yet challenging gameplay and also to have more options toward what you can do in game such as services, co-op, and PvP play. Right now that is all based on one thing. Items. In order to have good items in this game you must either farm an ungodly amount of time which not everyone has time for and has proven to be next to worthless because of sh!t itemization, buy items and/or gold with real cash on the RMAH which defeats the purpose of the game, flip items on the RMAH and GAH which also defeats the purpose of the game and dilutes the main idea of the loot hunt, or you can be a cheater and bot or dupe which ruins the game not only for you but everyone else. I choose to be legit and play the game straight laced, so I get disappointed after hours and hours of farming and only turning out a small pittance. I still have fun and I still like to play but I'd like to get what I play for. If you still have fun doing what you do, more power to ya, I'm actually happy for you. But once you've played as much as I have it starts to wear on ya.