Ask the Devs - Questions #2 "PvP"
P.S. - I read an earlier post that likened all hunter specs to balance druids in regards to it being okay that they under-perform in Arena and do well in rated BG's in the Ask the Devs #1 - please clarify that you didn't mean that (or what you meant by) all 3 specs of hunters need to be pigeonholed into an odd spot in the PvP world with 1 druid spec - it'd be good to get some clarification on what you meant by that.
I'm not talking, like... Tremor, Earthbind, Stoneclaw or any of that...
I'm talking of the totems we don't get to use. Like Strength of Earth.
Plain and simple, while we can sometimes afford to have those buff totems down, we can't keep them up all the time, the same way Warriors and DKs can keep up their undispellable buffs, or the way the undispellable Boomkin/Shadowform auras are always up.
Not only are our versions of these buffs not up as often as their counterparts... but they're capable of being removed by pets and wands. Meanwhile, there's all these other specs running around with undispellable forms of the same buffs.
Is this something that Blizzard agrees is an issue for Shaman pvp?
EX: Dispell UA once, 10k dmg 4 sec silence. Twice is 15k dmg, 6 sec silence, 3 times is 25k 7sec etc. etc.
how do the devs feel about hunter abilities being treated as physical on application, yet are dispellable as if they are magic?
examples of these are masters call and entrapment (talent)
We have been having major trouble in arena, our damage cannot match up to other classes, and our mana is in a horrible state. Our mobility is also pretty bad right now, once cooldowns are casted, we cannot cast whatsoever.
Our only importance in arena was heroism/bloodlust. You then proceded to remove it from arena, where did that come from?
Elemental needs to be able to do PvP other than rated BG's. When people ask how I have T2 PvP gear with no arena rating, I feel ashamed telling them I got it from rated BG's. They sigh in disapointment, as do I. When they ask if elemental is my main spec, I feel ashamed saying yes. Many people message me, in hopes of getting me to join their team as resto. I want to be able to play elemental and be useful.
So my question is, where do you plan to go with elemental shamans? You cannot say class balance has been good this season, with this monstrosity.
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