Thought we could start some discussion about how things are shaping up for PvP in Cata. There's a lot to talk about, but a few main points I'd like to mention that are personally relevant:
1) Every Man For Himself is (right now, supposedly) a 3 min cooldown on beta. Does that mean that all PvP trinkets are moving to 3 min cooldown, or just EMFH? Either way, I think that this is pretty awful.
2) Tol Barad (based on the TotalBiscuit videos here and here) looks kinda blah, and as TotalBiscuit discusses in his videos, rather one-dimensional.
3) Blizzard is trying to make PvP more drawn out and about survivability more-so than burst damage. I don't have too many problems with that, but I do have a problem with that as a rogue. You see, we're the class that's the squishiest without an on-command heal of our own (Recuperate doesn't count, we have to sacrifice thousands of damage to get that heal). We depend on control and burst damage to kill people. We can't Sap people that are in combat. Blind is a 2 minute cooldown, and DRs with fears. Cheap Shot is on the same DR as other stuns now, meaning that even a 5 point Kidney Shot is only going to be a 3 second stun if we open with Cheap Shot.
I get why Blizzard is making changes, I really do. I just don't understand why they're nerfing my class when thinking about that. What was so wrong with how rogues were in S3? I understand that we were OP in that season compared to everyone else, but would the amount of control and survivability that we had then be out of place now?
Anyway, those are my main thoughts. Thoughts of your own?
Oh, might as well add #4.
4) I hope rated BGs don't suck.
Edited, Sep 10th 2010 3:10pm by Theophany