No wizards on 2,3, and 4 player leaderboards

Wizard
On the first page of the 2, 3, and 4 players leaderboards, there's no Wizards at all :\. I think Barbarians are also missing from there.

What are everyone's thoughts on this issue? Hopefully, we get buffed to have some representation on the team leaderboards.
well, considering the leaderboards are all about DH + support (monk, tiki doc, etc) i'm not too surprised.
I was in the top 200 but haven't played so probably booted.
I was about create this kind of thread...but you got it first.

Well, so is Wizard unwanted in G.Rift party too? Just like the old days when people refused to party with wizard to run T6 Rift.

I kinda hate myself for not focusing or having the OP class, DH in my account now....Damn it.
Just wanted to say that I don't think Wizards are weak, it's just that we really don't have much to contribute in terms of team synergy in comparison to other classes.
Solo
I was planning to start a thread like this a day or two ago. Thank you for doing this. I hope that this opens the eyes of the ignorant developers, making excuses and controlling the way we play. A lot of posters from the forum and on reddit were right! During the PTR weeks, people were saying that in time, the developers themselves will be slapped by the leaderboard results when they'll see no wizards in it or less than 10 wizards and mostly at the bottom, while majority is dominated by WD and OP classes.

Through this, not only are the players proving themselves right, it also shows that the developers know so little or have a distorted image about the wizards.
I hear that DH are going to have such a full solo leaderboard that they'll start spilling over into the solo wizard board too.
09/09/2014 09:25 AMPosted by Xara
I hear that DH are going to have such a full solo leaderboard that they'll start spilling over into the solo wizard board too.


I will not be shocked, they're too strong even their leaderboards gain a skill to colonize another leaderboard. lol
I'd say they have a distorted image about the DHs.
Have a look at those stats: http://www.diabloprogress.com/ladder_stats
09/09/2014 09:32 AMPosted by Oxy
I'd say they have a distorted image about the DHs.
Have a look at those stats: http://www.diabloprogress.com/ladder_stats


That is certainly telling info...
09/09/2014 08:52 AMPosted by av2k
What are everyone's thoughts on this issue? Hopefully, we get buffed to have some representation on the team leaderboards.


09/09/2014 08:56 AMPosted by kokopuffs
well, considering the leaderboards are all about DH + support (monk, tiki doc, etc) i'm not too surprised.


Monks need permaserenity in 44+, no question.

Permaserenity is lag sensitive. Blizzard + Blazar makes a lot more lag than DH. It kills monks. One wizard in group is doable but difficult. Two is a serious problem.

It's unknown if actual dps buffs are needed to see wizards in highest coop grifts or simply lag fixes.
they needed witch dogtors to go perma big bad vodoo with kukri and a monk follower for zdps tank support
but wheres all the ppl saying nerf FB6x in this thread

wiz/barb still need love
Wizard play style in high level grifts is anti social.

Run+teleport ahead of everyone as if you're some hot shot fighter pilot, lay apocalypse on trash mobs and blazar on elites and continue running/teleporting. This works for solo wizards but is downright obnoxious in groups. It can also be potentially dangerous because the wizard in question is herding large groups of enemies that could easily overwhelm party members.

I've failed a group grift that could have easily been cleared because some idiot wizard aggro'd several elites at once by running ahead of everyone then running back to us when low on health.

I prefer playing in groups which is why I use perma freeze blizzard and elemental exposure for team mates.
^ what sour blumpkin
demon hunters be like "its only GR39 let me just grab this popcorn"
09/09/2014 09:07 AMPosted by Kilometer
Well, so is Wizard unwanted in G.Rift party too? Just like the old days when people refused to party with wizard to run T6 Rift.

It's not that wizards can't run a higher GRift (they're pretty much second to DHs in terms of handling high Rifts because of the "fire and forget" playstyle that other classes cannot enjoy). It's just that a M6 DH out-DPS all other classes so it's better to have another DH in the party than any other class outside one support character to keep aggro off the DHs and keep enemies together for the Sentries to go to work.
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Wizards issue is DH.
09/09/2014 12:01 PMPosted by Jaetch
09/09/2014 09:07 AMPosted by Kilometer
Well, so is Wizard unwanted in G.Rift party too? Just like the old days when people refused to party with wizard to run T6 Rift.

It's not that wizards can't run a higher GRift (they're pretty much second to DHs in terms of handling high Rifts because of the "fire and forget" playstyle that other classes cannot enjoy). It's just that a M6 DH out-DPS all other classes so it's better to have another DH in the party than any other class outside one support character to keep aggro off the DHs and keep enemies together for the Sentries to go to work.
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This more or less sums up my views on the matter, and makes the most logical sense given that, when it comes to Firebirds, we aren't bottom of the barrel when it comes to DPS. As noted, closer to second best.

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