Topic (Sticky) Roguedom: Common Rogue Q's & A's
Edited by Rfeann on 9/15/13 7:44 PM (PDT)
(Last updated Sept. 15, 2013.)
Whether you're new to the class or a grizzled veteran, there's always more to learn about playing a rogue. Are you looking for a single place you can turn for answers to all of your questions about the class?
Well, too bad. You're screwed. You'll never be any good.
Oh! Sorry; force of forum habit -- I meant the opposite of that.
In this sticky, I’ll do my best to answer commonly asked questions on a wide range of topics relevant to every level and breed of rogue. At present I'm keeping this thread to PvE questions only; I'll fill in PvP gaps in the future.
If you've got any suggestions, Q's you'd like to see A'd, corrections or general death threats, feel free to flip me the bird at @SvelteKumquat, spam my blog at redrattedrogue.wordpress.com or Gharass me at email@example.com. I look forward to completely ignoring your messages.
==Current Issues & Patch Changes ==
==PvE: Basic Questions & Answers==
==Noteworthy Class Resources==
Edited by Rfeann on 9/15/13 3:45 PM (PDT)
Current Issues & Guides
What’s changed for rogues in Patch 5.4?
What are the latest things that Blizzard has said about rogues?
Edited by Rfeann on 9/15/13 7:56 PM (PDT)
PvE: Basic Questions and Answers
What’s the best way to level my rogue?
What weapons are best to use?
What poisons are best?
What spec is best for raids?
OK, but really, what’s the best spec?
What are the best talents, glyphs and DPS rotations for each spec?
Once I hit level 90, what’s the quickest way to gear up for raids?
What are my stat priorities for gems, enchants and reforging?
OK, but I just want to know what the hit cap is and whether mastery is better than--
C’mon. Just tell me what the hit cap is.
But I don’t trust ShadowCraft when it’s telling me to reforge to one stat instead of another.
How do I know whether a piece of gear is a good upgrade or not?
If you love ShadowCraft so much, why don’t you just marry it?
What’s the most important part of doing good DPS?
What else do I need to know about raiding as a rogue in Patch 5.4?
Edited by Rfeann on 9/15/13 7:43 PM (PDT)
Noteworthy Class Resources
Community/Forums (besides this one):
Voted for sticky.
Verelyse describes state of rogue QQ:Lol. XD
Tossed in a couple more links from my super-secret list and tweaked the formatting a bit. Please reply with any and all forum threads and outside resources you feel are worth letting other rogues know about; I hope this can ultimately grow into a useful reference tool for advice-seekers and advice-givers alike. (Or it can be met with utter disgust and fall completely flat. Whichever.)
Edited by Caera on 2/19/11 10:07 PM (PST)
Thanks for starting and maintaining it.
I have good news and bad news:
We're willing to increase your wages by 5% on top of your already 1G.
The bad news, we're going to have to increase your taxes by 4.78%.
But it comes with a free frogurt!
Added a few outside links (Shadow Panther, Encrypted Text), as well as Aeriwen's leveling FAQ (so sorry, Aeriwen -- I forgot about your freaking *sticky*!) and Gerwulf's subtlety PvE videos. Also did another formatting pass to make the lists more readable.
Pretty light on Combat-related stuff at the moment, so if y'all have threads or outside resources to recommend... please do. :) I'm also considering adding a section that links to thoughtful, constructive threads or individual posts that discuss controversial/ongoing issues in rogueness, such as the value of expertise as Assassination or the places where Sap doesn't work quite right. If you remember any specific posts that explained or discussed these issues especially well, please pass 'em along!
Added a link to WoWWiki's rogue macro page, which is one of the most complete lists I've been able to find. If anybody knows of better, though -- or wants to start a thread that's even betterer -- that would be swell.
Also, a repeat call for the stuff I mentioned just above: more Combat resources you know of, as well as threads/posts on these forums in which people talk to each other in a normal, human, productive, non-abusive manner about debate-worthy rogue issues or about bugs/difficulties affecting our class.
Edited by Rfeann on 2/22/11 10:27 AM (PST)
I've added another two links to the Sub PvE section (Pikawho's guide and Synek's overview in the EU forums), along with a note about why I've got so many links related to a spec that isn't even considered raid-viable. Any sub PvE rogues out there have feelings on which of the four guides I list is better or worse from a helpfulness/accuracy standpoint?
I've also added Ten Ton Hammer's broad overview of the entire rogue class. It's one of few umbrella-type looks at rogueness as a whole, and while it may be out of date in spots, it's still a great first step for anybody who's new to the class, considering rolling a rogue, or brushing off their rogues after a long hiatus.
Please reply with link recommendations or criticisms! This thread is still very light on Combat stuff.
p.s.: Truewann, quit changing the name of your PvP guide every other day. :P
Edited by Rfeann on 2/22/11 12:35 PM (PST)
Ha! Thanks. Yeah, since I'm not cool enough to make the news (or start the great forum threads), I figure I might as well just report on it. :)
Hey Tru, I'm considering adding this still-new thread to the mix:
Combat?! PVP viable?
I figure that since Combat PvP tends to suffer from the same knowledge gap as Subtlety PvE, it helps to provide folks with a link to good discussions even if they're not comprehensive guides. But I also don't know Combat from a hole in the ground. In your opinion, is the info in that thread mostly helpful so far? (Celinne, if you're out there, I'd love your take as well.)