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When is quality of life a buff?

May 17, 2010

One thing I noticed from the (forbidden, not to be mentioned, all going to change anyway) alpha leaks was that a lot of death knight strikes have had their numbers vastly increased.

My first reaction was incredulous delight at the buff. The I remembered thy this was due to slowed down rune regenertion rates and we have not idea what it will mean in practice. It will presumably be balanced so our dps remains roughly where it is.

So not a buff then?

Wrong, when I was playing Retore seriously I bemoaned the time when they filled all my spare GCDs with crusader strike. It made it almost impossible to press any pure utility button. Quality of life went down because I was permanently hammering buttons.

On a feral, despite the tight rotation there are frequently moments when you have no energy. That is when a quick innervate or battle res can be done with no real harm to dps.

On a death knight, there is never a spare GCD. I am permanently hammering my keyboard for the next strike or cooldown to happen as soon as it can. If the changes to runes and strikes give some ability to not do this I would be delighted.

Of course there are always caveats:

1) we’ll need more utility. I suppose dark simulacrum and necrotic strike mght count but it is relatively slim. Horn of Winter again?! Must I?

2) More haste becomes a greater amount of RSI?

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    May 26, 2010 03:55

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    June 9, 2010 07:19

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