09/21/2012 05:52 AM
Posted by Sucia
WTB Hot Tub Time Machine for a week, and get that scroll of rez.
There ya go. The game just isn't the same anymore. Gone are the days of sticking to a build where respecs would happen only when one spec was better than the other or that super weapon dropped that you wanted switches you from combat daggers to combat swords.
Say it ain't so. Looks to be the case though. I know it's old at this point, but I don't like being able to have another spec right at my whim. Basically, I used to use voidwalker and sac him for the shield in BGs. WSG for example -- run into the alliance base, second level. 6 defenders turtling. Target a cc'er, begin fear cast. Right as it hits, Death Coil (3 sec fear) tactically on another. Jump down as I'm casting Death Coil and grab flag. AoE fear as people realize what's happening, and the first cc'er blew their trinket. Sac voidwalker and hit the rocket boots. Run down tunnel and grab more speed if there. At end of tunnel, one person might be there. Fear is up; and still have shielding. Fear. Swiftness potion. Pug realizes I'm midfield with the flag and get some support for whatever is incoming.
It was niche. I had to spec what I needed to do what I did back then. Then, when I went on raids, I had to keep using it. Had to figure out a way to become useful. Had to think
Now it seems like since everyone can have whatever they need, build-wise, at any given moment, there's no way to think about how to exploit a certain player's spec. Everything is pre-written. Just; a spec that's best for pvp, and a spec that's best for pve. Seems like something was lost in that process.
Sure, the game is more balanced in that light, but it's blander. =/