dearen75 wrote: ↑
Sat 15 Feb 2020 2:00 PM
vxr wrote: ↑
Fri 14 Feb 2020 9:02 PM
Because that is what makes SM unique is that the pet intercepts and then the SM can cast. Why should BDs be allowed to insta life tap? They can life tap through melee and through normal casting interrupts. Why can minstrels stun and DD while getting interrupted. skalds can mezz, snare and DD. Champs can snare and DD.
The pet now takes 3X more damage than before. I have had plenty of times were I would have to recast the pet before the nerf. If your not killing the pet now than I am going to assume your doing something wrong. Look at the number of solo SM kills for the week. It has dropped down significantly. I don't know what solo players want. They want everyone to be the same class with the same abilities? Nerf minstrels next. Than skalds and necro and then the only solo we are going to see are stealthers. And good lord we know that most of them don't like to solo. A class without speed or stealth needs to be strong 1v1 if they have any chance of being successful solo.
As you say, it's unique .. all others casters have to quickcast or moc (bd is another category and is from SI) .. champ/minis/skalds aren't straight casters .. I compare SM with Cabby .. they both have summoned pet .. that stuns .. they both have lifedrain .. they both have root .. so why SM has to able to cast while in melee and Cabby don't? .. but ok . let's say that Mythic in far 2001 thinking about "realm balance" give the SM pet the ability to intercept .. the problem here isn't the intercept itself .. but how often it occurs .. I could understand that "sometimes" a SM can cast while in melee .. but not that he's "sometimes" hit while the majority of the blows directed to him are intercepted .. and that's the feeling when attacking SM .. and I hadn't this feeling in all the other servers I've played since 2001 .. so what I'm thinking is that this thing is related to Phoenix server
It is not related to Phoenix server. I also played live since release and played a solo SM (somewhere around 2008-2011). The pet had the same intercept there. Solo SM was even stronger on live because you could buff the pet. The pet would rarely die intercepting. Also with faster casting from ToA stats and buff bots you could get more casts in during intercept. MLs also helped with ML9 pet, brittle guard and SL nodes.
I haven't played live in about 7 years so SM might be different now.
Cabbys have nearsight and disease which makes them much more desirable to groups. SM has intercept which allows them to solo but is pretty useless in 8 Mans.
Just take a look at RPs per class. Cabbys have a lot more RPS. SM is the ONLY class not represented on the top 250 RP list.