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I not long ago played Rift. Great game, but WoW is better so I came back. Though one of the ways that Rift was better than on rogue classes, the combo points stayed with the rogue, not on the target then got lost when a switch is made.
Please make this happen is WoW, it'll be so much more convenient.
Apparently the reason Rogues have half of their resource system tied to having a target is for "flavor". It makes us special, they say. Special like a less-than-bright child, that is. It's just one of the outdated mechanics the class has, and one topic that was repeated ad nauseam during the last Beta. It would be a great change, for sure, but I doubt we'll see them do something that big before the next pre-expac patch. Maybe not even then.
They'd have to remove Redirect and think about some balance issues and ramp-up mechanics to make it work without making the class horribly OP in PvE. Obviously, it would also be a significant PvP buff as well, and since people wouldn't be used to it, they'd cry foul, since Rogues would be a much stronger class after such a move.
I also think they should remove Anticipation just because it's very boring, and makes CP handling a non-issue in PvE. Without it people would actually have to pay attention to CPs, and this would lead to a slightly higher skill cap in optimizing your rotation and such. It would offer a more engaging mechanic, and simply put, be more fun.
Might be a bit OP if you could cloak and dagger+shadowdance > ambush > focus garrotte > ambush > focus cheap shot > 5cp eviscerate > marked for death > 5cp eviscerate. At the moment the focused CC comes at a damage cost.
Though saying that, I really hate how you have to use combo point generators to kill shaman totems now. Many times I've been rooted next to capacitor totem without the energy to kill it in time (instead of just being able to use whatever CPs I have to eviscerate it).
This topic is oldddddddddddddd really old and they will never ever do it simple. they hate rogue class vbut they made easy monk with that capability. And if they thunk of doing something stupid again to rogue next patch say bb to this class massiveeeeeeeeee rerollll
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