gruenesschaf wrote: ↑Sat 17 Oct 2020 6:16 PMNoashakra wrote: ↑Sat 17 Oct 2020 2:03 PMBut in term of game design, free FA2, 5L RAs and this styles changes, lots or people saw and told them the obvious problems they posed, like the bleed 200 cap.
Free FA2 would have lead to more complaints about minstrel and skald being able to use them "in combat" as, just like with poisons and weapon switching via /switch, an ancient mechanic is now common place showing that it is an issue. These complaints would have been found valid and changes would have been made thereby making free FA2 a qol in terms of disease cure while at the same time a minor minstrel and skald solo nerf.
5L RAs would have seen at least two more changes before even a test, one being eld rr5 either gone or only available to wizard, eld, rm and necro would also have lost access to cc immune pet and in general some more changes either before or shortly after their introduction. And consider that there would have been a vote afterwards.
The style changes would have seen a nerf to the absorb debuff and heal debuff if warden with these specs were successfully integrated into groups making them a problem, vw would likely have see a nerf to the dd delve, reaver levi would likely have seen a small rise in dd delve.
In the end what looks like a huge change would have ended up pretty tame for everyone with the biggest unknown being 60% -> 40% snare reduction which could have gone either way.
Since everyone already specs in a way to have the required effect, e.g. snares in 8v8, the style overhaul would have just been a fix for a couple paper cuts, making lines other than hammer viable, add some interesting fluff to hybrids like thane and as the only real change remove garotte and arms anytime snare or direct after evade stuns.
In case you missed it, this is pretty much how every change has gone. The difference however is the level and tone of negativity in the recent months and sorry but I really can't be bothered anymore to even try if every change is made out to be the biggest change ever that has to be fought tooth and nail with the corresponding level of vitriol.
That's a real shame. I can understand where you are coming from but please remember that the majority, by far, appreciate what you and the GMs do.
FWIW, I quite liked the look of the Celtic Spear changes...