They concluded that healers couldnt handle it and would be disoriented, so they did nothing
I'm not sure what to think about that, on one hand i'd love a PvP where interrupting instead of blanketing is the norm, on the other hand making these change in the middle of an Xpac would be a massive gamble
If they are going to keep the blanket then remove the interrupt part. Being afraid to cast because a 7 second interrupt as a healer is pretty much game over is annoying as hell, even if you stopcast you get the silence anyway so just remove the interrupt part.
Dammit i was not wanting to see this happen.
do what you feel.
Almost thought blizzard might actually try to balance PvP. What a good joke. Guess nothing has changed
If you thought them removing blanket cs was going to improve pvp than sadly your wrong. They would need to reduce the amount of burst and instant cc. Which they are doing but them trying to remove blanket cs was a horrible idea.
i didn't care one way or another about the counterspell/spell lock changes. casters cast so little it was kind of pointless.
cyclone going back off the dr is absolutely stupid though. it needs to dr with SOMTHING.
having a comp with multiple ccs on the same DR isn't the end of the world.
comps like MLD/S and feral/shadowpriest/shaman can put people into nearly infinite cc chains, which is exactly what i though they were trying to tone down.
" I need a sec, my wrists hurt from spamming slam so hard. Playing cleave vs cleave is tough stuff guys"
So what about silence shot for hunters? reverted to?
When I first saw the changes to blanket silences and some CC's(cyclone), I thought they realised we have too many CC/interrupts/silence and are trying to make the gameplay more fluid.
Now, we are back to the same old stuff again, CC wars with endless silences and interrupts with huge bursts and insane heals, lost hope again =S
Just nerfing blanket CS's and CC's hurts wizardcleaves and casters far more than it hurts meleecleaves and burst teams, and we already see far less casters on ladder than we do meleecleaves. If blanket CS, cyclone and RoP changes went live, it'd literally be 2melee + hpala vs 2melee + hpala every game. (This is pretty common already. KFC and Kittycleave are so ridiculously popular).
The blanket CS revert is a bad change. Frost mages are going to continue to be way too strong. I can stand the revert to Spell Lock - locks are in a different position than mages. I was really looking forward to Cyclone being treated like other CC's for once (dispellable, shared DRs, doesn't block spells during it, etc) - but I guess that will be left out of changes until another patch (it's inevitable though, the question is only when Druids end up in a position where Blizzard feels compelled to do something about it).