Game Changer or Status Quo?November 7, 2008
With the advent of Patch 1.05’s possible changes (I say “possible”, because they will be tested on the PTR and could be subject to further tweaks), it looks like classes are mostly getting buffed across the board, particularly in terms of damage. Some classes a bit more, some a bit less, but there are reasons to rejoice no matter what you play.
However, my concern is this: if not only my class is getting buffed in damage but others are as well, does that really change the board whatsoever? I can take others out faster, but presumably they can now take ME out faster, and there aren’t a lot of defensive buffs present in this patch to compensate. Not to mention that healing’s taken a bit of a hit (although longer HOT durations will allow healers to spread the healing joy a bit further without worry of HOTs wearing off as quickly). Dying too slowly hasn’t been a concern of mine in WAR up to this point, and it doesn’t look as though it will change.
Anyway, I’m not trying to be the Grinch to this patch’s yummy goodness — there’s a lot to be cheerful about, and it does continue to give us hope that major patches such as 1.1 will simply rock the house down.