With just about every melee DPS class just mashing their buttons and doing 10k+ DPS, isn't it about time we got rid of the positional requirement on Shred?
With the amount of bosses that enjoy turning around, moving around and tossing circles of death on themselves, Druids (and I suppose Rogues as well) are pretty much screwed when facing something they can't get behind.
The original reason, as far as I understand it, for Shred and Backstab's positional requirement was that they were burst abilities. In times of greener pastures, you'd hit Ravage/Ambush followed by Shred/Backstab and stuff died. Being able to Ambush and Backstab someone regardless of where they were facing would be overpowered in PvP. Problem is, Shred doesn't hit that hard anymore and is a PITA to manage in PvE.
Now, there's been a lot of talk about Feral PvP, with bleeds getting nerfed and Mangle (lol) and Shred getting buffed to compensate. I'd not want to upset the players who enjoy PvP, so what would be the ramifications of Shred not longer having positional requirements?
I know it would make my life less frustrating in PvE, but I haven't PvP'ed enough to foresee if it would start the whole "Kittehs r ubar OP" debate again.
Posting this here because the Oboards gave me a 500 server error. So naughty.