So... it's been many, many patches since Rogues gained the ability to wield axes. I remember when the decision was made, and GC explained in a blue post why Shaman didn't get swords... it had some very strong points. I felt a little suspicious of how it would turn out, but I figured "What the hell, it'll probably work out."
This kind of itemization isn't that unusual, nor is it peculiar to this situation. As others have pointed out, there are slow off-hands available which aren't broadly useful.
There's enough room in itemization for some flexibility, and that allows us to create niche items like slow off-hands or 1-handed swords with agility on occasion. Of course, if a particular item has a comparatively narrow niche, then it's more likely that fewer of those items will be introduced. Or, perhaps we'll place an item like Stormwake, the Tempest's Reach which potentially appeals to several different classes.
So... with all due respect...
Could you actually address the topic? O_o
Because yeah... it's not peculiar to "this situation" as "this situation" has been the situation since Enhancement was a dual wield spec.
I'm pointing out that there's lots of melee Swords in the game, every tier, that I, as Enhancement, cannot use. I'm also pointing out that the original reason for allowing Rogues to wield Axes is no longer applicable (since DKs don't wield the same axes that Rogues and Shaman do).
And your response is... a random enchantment Sword
, which I can't wield, that should somehow address the situation?
Everybody mentioned that there's slow off-hand-only weapons, but that's because they're Fist weapons. That's an entirely different problem (and one that the devs could solve if their resources were spent on figuring out how to mirror Fist weapon models without having a "main-hand" or "off-hand" requirement) and I consider it unrelated to this topic.
If there's a slow Agi weapon, (and it's not a Sword), it can be used by both Enhancement and Combat. If there's a fast Agi weapon, regardless of weapon type, it can only be used by Combat. If there's a slow Agi Sword, it can be used only by Combat.
I'm not asking for a weapon that only Enhancement can use. I'm just asking to be able to use the slow Agi swords that the devs, for some reason, keep putting in the game.
Would that really cause any negative repurcussions?
06/02/2011 06:30 PM
Posted by Quirk
You can solve the 'comparatively narrow niche' problem by letting shamans use Swords, or removing Agi/Str all together on weapons and stacking them with loads of attack power.