P.S. Read the last paragraph, please. I'd like to hear some opinions.
P.P.S It makes me all warm and fuzzy that I got a Blue. :D
P.P.P.S Wow, I totally didn't expect THIS much attention.
Example: "This just in! We're making the cost for shields in Holy Spec for priest significantly cheaper then discipline, completely allowing Holy to spam it!"
That's a no, no.
Example: "We're going to take damage away from this _____ because ____ is to powerful."
Is also, a no, no.
Reactions: "My _____ is worthless now QQ, give it back QQ." or "I'm going to play a new game now."
As a person who reads the QQ, I get a kick out "I'm going to play a new game."
Ninja buffing, ninja nerfing, it's all the same really. It's not just one class being effected either, it's multiple classes. It can be buff or nerf, it's confusing the player base. My main is a Priest (Explains the first example, eh?), our class in general has been bouncing between Discipline and Holy quite a bit to get the best out of our class, frankly, I hate it. I'm actually sure a lot of people are hating it, for all the classes.
I liked patches and I liked PTRs, even though they are still there, they aren't used like they should. Doing a quick fix, is good and all, for bugs. Not overall game play. I don't care if my class sucked for a month, it's a little better then having to constantly figure out whats going on. I'll use my first example (I might actually do this a lot), you broke into the QQ about Discipline priests being to powerful with shield spam, now look what you've done? Without thinking to much about it, Holy now can EASILY do it. This is the reason I don't like hotfixes. They aren't thought enough, long enough.
You'd actually think, things like ____ spell being to powerful would be caught in the PTR? I don't work for Blizzard, nor do I intend too, I will never know what truly goes on during the "Class balancing stage." However, I do know, covering a mistake without thinking, can bring a new mistake. Some call it the domino effect. A PTR, a SOLID patch brings new hope for a lot of people. I remember reading up on my class during the PTR and all i could think was "Wow! I can't wait to see this in action!"
I know it will never happen, the complete removal of hotfixes, but a person can hope, yes? I'd say I'll be optimistic, but optimism is with evidence, where as hope is not. The reason I state my opinion out-loud is to hear (Read) on other opinions on these "hotfixes." So please, type away.