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08/30/2013 04:44 PMPosted by CayseYeah but.. what if that's not what Blizzard's internal sims actually base ret on?
08/30/2013 05:07 PMPosted by MartanaWithout that, you'll have literally every person playing the exact same way, and gearing and playing will be a matter of robotic execution of reforging all stats at certain gear level thresholds and such.
It's just as negative toward the playerbase to let something that was (far) stronger than you intended go on for long periods. Just take prot paladins for example. Blizzard intended them to use SoI right from the very start of MoP beta, if you believe them. But all through testing, paladins were using SoT, all the theory community was based around it, and Blizzard knew it for months and didn't say anything until after release that they're supposed to use SoI.
So they make big nerfs to make people do it, angering all the prot paladins. So then prot paladins start using battle healer to go with it. Which makes them vastly stronger than other tanks for.. three full patches? Causing people who play other tanks to get demoralized and possibly benched from their raids, angering everyone who isn't a prot paladin.
That's the kind of non-communication and poor testing of specs that I'm talking about, and how negative that can be. Imagine if right at the start of MoP beta Blizzard had simply said "we intend for you prot paladins to tank with SoI" and then actually listened and responded to people using battle healer and telling them that this is too strong (as happened during the next PTR, but that as usual Blizzard didn't respond to). But that didn't happen because Blizzard was fine having people play wrong and negatively one of the game's communities... basically every patch because of one single problem.
It's not stomping out theory and testing if Blizzard says this is how we expect and designed this spec to play, and then responding to people saying what their results are, or using the actual Blizzard tool.
How nice is it for theory crafters if they're wrong about something and Blizzard could easily tell them, but instead basically sits back and snickers?
Blizzard simply shouldn't be fine with the majority (and it is the vast majority) of players being bad at the game, or playing wrong, or being completely misinformed. But they are.
As someone who used to be fairly involved with theory for a couple of specs, that is why I stopped, why I stopped giving a !@#$ about putting effort into it. Because Blizzard doesn't give a %^-* either.
Lol try gearing a barb with only 800k.
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