Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Nerfbat Cometh

During yesterday's maintenance period, Mythic applied a change to the Warrior Priest and Disciple of Khaine careers.  As with most changes, it was not without some controversy.  Some liked it, some did not and some just went nuts.  Business as usual on a MMO forum.

Personally, I don't really care.  It helps that I don't play these classes but I have also learned not to get all worked up over career balance.  Heck, I play an Engineer... one of the perceived weaker classes since launch.  I play him because I enjoy the class, not because of how good he is compared to others.

I imagine a lot of people logged into the game yesterday just to come to the realization that it was not their 'skills' that made their character so good.  It would certainly explain some of the inflammatory posts on the forums.  Get over it, it's a video game.

The common theme is that Mythic killed the class.  Have Bright Wizards and Sorcerers been killed by the balancing they seem to receive every patch?  Are players invincible due to the the 1.4 Realm Abilities?  I suspect WP's and DoK's will be just fine once the dust settles.

That's not to say there aren't problems with the career or the change.  Mr. Meh actually put together a spreadsheet comparing old and new healing.  I can't speak as to how accurate it is, but it is actual information instead of a rant.  It does seem to verify that Mythic wants these classes to heal for less more frequently, while other healers do more burst.