Why only daggers for rogues?

90 Undead Rogue
8425
Seriously,

the two reasons I left my Rogue in this expansion is:

- Boring rotation/playstyle.

- Only daggers are truly viable.

Seriously? I was voting for daggers in TBC, where daggers were garbage. But it seems just boring, that we cant be viable with any other weapon. It can look dull only using butter knives.

All other melee classes have Maces, Swords, and Axes or even Fists.

We only got daggers today.
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90 Human Rogue
14515
It's an animation issue. Daggers have different animations than swords and so on. That's why in 5.2. you can transmog Swords into Maces into Axes, but Fists and Daggers can't be mogged into other weapon types. I doubt this is a high priority, but I still hope they figure it out during this expansion.
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90 Orc Rogue
14110
have we?

At your current level of content you have access to fists, swords, axes, daggers and maces.
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90 Undead Rogue
8425
have we?

At your current level of content you have access to fists, swords, axes, daggers and maces.


Thing is we are not viable, and can only use combat spec.

20/02/2013 14:38Posted by Kaldea
It's an animation issue. Daggers have different animations than swords and so on. That's why in 5.2. you can transmog Swords into Maces into Axes, but Fists and Daggers can't be mogged into other weapon types. I doubt this is a high priority, but I still hope they figure it out during this expansion.


So?

If you transmog to a sword = use sword animations. Fixed.
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90 Orc Rogue
14110
20/02/2013 14:40Posted by Phurox
Thing is we are not viable, and can only use combat spec.


sorry....what?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
6650
20/02/2013 14:42Posted by Niknaks
Thing is we are not viable, and can only use combat spec.


sorry....what?


you can only use non daggers in combat.
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90 Orc Rogue
14110
20/02/2013 14:54Posted by Phulax


sorry....what?


you can only use non daggers in combat.


and why isn't that viable?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
6650
20/02/2013 15:16Posted by Niknaks
and why isn't that viable?


Combat is boring as hell.

Back at TBC you could go Combat AND sub.

Now you can only go combat.
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90 Orc Rogue
14110
i don't see the problem here.

You have 3 specs (2 at which you can have at any given time), and you have an abundance of weapons to choose from.

Whats your point?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
6650
i don't see the problem here.

You have 3 specs (2 at which you can have at any given time), and you have an abundance of weapons to choose from.

Whats your point?


There's 3 specs, but only one for non daggers.

Try to understand
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90 Orc Rogue
14110
Why is that a problem though?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
6650
20/02/2013 15:58Posted by Niknaks
Why is that a problem though?


Sub was way more fun in TBC with fists than Combat ever was. Even today.

But Sub is not viable with non-daggers today.
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90 Human Rogue
14515
Why is that a problem though?


Sub was way more fun in TBC with fists than Combat ever was. Even today.

But Sub is not viable with non-daggers today.

That doesn't really have anything to do with the mechanics of the respective specs, now does it. This class probably has the most boring animations anyways. We don't have any flashy spells or moves, really. I find it just... odd, that someone would find the artwork on Rogues to be a deal breaker, since the class has never had much of that anyways. To each his/her own, though.

For me this class revolves around its resource system and Stealth. To me those are the defining factors of what make a Rogue in WoW.

It's an art issue. Can't transmog Daggers into Swords, since they have different animations. Would be a nice QoL-thing to have that issue addressed, but honestly, it won't make or break the class.
Edited by Kaldea on 20/02/2013 16:31 GMT
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90 Night Elf Rogue
7750
have we?

At your current level of content you have access to fists, swords, axes, daggers and maces.


Thing is we are not viable, and can only use combat spec.

20/02/2013 14:38Posted by Kaldea
It's an animation issue. Daggers have different animations than swords and so on. That's why in 5.2. you can transmog Swords into Maces into Axes, but Fists and Daggers can't be mogged into other weapon types. I doubt this is a high priority, but I still hope they figure it out during this expansion.


So?

If you transmog to a sword = use sword animations. Fixed.


Hmmh....... I don't see why they simply cannot use the animations from the mogging either? Is there a technical reason I am overlooking?
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90 Tauren Paladin
5805
5.3 Rogues can now backstab with 2h swords

Also

You can use hemo and ambush with 1h swords as sub.
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
12730
dont feed the troll / poorly unskilled player
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