Any serious PvPer that doesn't have Engineering after this change kinda makes me wonder.
This is how I classify my chars based on how they work on PvP:
3- The FOTM.
4- The Handicap.
Rogue and Healers are always playable in PvP. On those I can be ***** to invest on a profession that will help them in PvP.
The rest of classes switch category back and forth and patches constantly buff and nerf different classes constantly shifting the unfair advantage from one class to another. So if your char isn't rogue or healer then you should switch chars constantly and the additional investment of maxing out engi may be too much.
If you were really serious about PvPing your DK even in seasons when it is a handicap class, sure, but switching to a FOTM class even without a profession will yield a better outcome than maxing out engineering for a Handicap category class.
Do note I don't say this from a perspective of "they's nerfing my class QQ", I'm saying this from a perspective "I have this group of chars, these become bank alts, these will see use this season", and I end up rotating which chars become bank alts as patches nerf and buff stuff. Edited, Oct 21st 2010 12:14pm by xorq
Or you could learn to play your class even when its handicapped, and when they get buffed you'll actually be a good player.
I do not claim to be a great in PvP but I do in fact play a number of classes "decently". And I do play the handicap classes a bit even in the seasons when they are in the handicap category.
So I really really do get to experience the action from both angles, and I have reached the conclussion that it isn't worth it.
Playing a handicap class means you are:
1- not playing a healer.
2- not playing a rogue.
3- not playing a FOTM class.
As result your contribution to the success of your team is inferior to what you would do if you were playing either healer, rogue, or fotm. The unbalance is always present and is always big enough to exceed playing skill by far.
Also, being good at one class every season doesn't make you be good the season it gets buffed. It is also not required in order to be good at it the day it gets buffed.
Sticking to one class season after season regardless of buffs and nerfs just makes you be the guy who keeps whining about the game's imbalance or the guy who suffers from it and just keeps his mouth shut about it.
It does suck having to level and gear one alt after another as patches bring nerfs and buffs. But it is a matter of choice. It depends on what you want from your gaming experience. I don't enjoy much to play the handicap class or to be in a position where I have to lose to bugs, exploits, glitches or poor class balance, or trying to contribute to my team and having significantly inferior results to what I would be getting if I were playing a different class.
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that.
You play Rogue. It has a separate category on the list. It is one of the two categories that is always viable in PvP. It may not always be the best class, but it is always a viable class. Edited, Nov 1st 2010 6:42pm by xorq
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