I'd love it if there was a literal "Sword and board" DPS class. Or even the ability to transmog off-hand items (not weapons) into shields.
Problem is, is that blizzard has been doing this for years: Healing plate
In a less strict sense with only 2 specs that can use it: Caster Mail, Caster Leather, Tanking Shields, Caster Fist Weapons, Tank Swords (before DKs)....
So on and so on.
There is already too much bloat as is, and blizzard / the playerbase are too afraid to homogenize the armors and shields so that all specs use a single type of armor/shield. Much like how blizzard combined spell dmg and healing into a single stat, spell hit and melee hit into a single stat, spell crit and melee crit into a single stat, etc. , fixing our bloated item system would do wonders to fix item loot issues, save on system resources, and player bag space; as well as layout a system where implementing band new character specs and classes would be a ton easier.
I had a sigh of relief when monks were implemented, because now someone else was able to use all that caster leather. Thats not a good thing to be thinking or design when it comes to itemization.
Aside from that, I dont see a problem with the current system, with adding agi shields and letting rogues use them. This doubles as letting shaman use them as well, so you already broke the (Only 1 spec) clause of itemization. It also means itll make giving shaman and rogues....their "tanky" specs back, should blizzard decide to do so with the possible 4th specs for classes other than druids. Its a win / win in either case.
a lancer class would be interesting for example
How about we let the parenting of kids to... their parents? No, seriously, World of Warcraft is a videogame. Gaming it's supposed to be a fun activity (if you have that fun through challenges, social interactions, etc is completely up to you). Not some kind of "School of Hard Knocks about the Real World".
Back in Cata, I used to DPS in my Prot spec. I would just throw on Berserker Stance and stand in the fire every once in a while to build up Vengeance. It wasn't effective, but I made it work.
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Sword&board dps class would be very nice indeed.
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Ive been playing my paladin since vanilla and I don't recall the inability to use "bucklers." Can anyone verify this? Edit: Found it.
Besides adding a new spec for vanity, as this is all it is, it unneeded in the game right now... being able to transmog a OH weapon to a shield would be interesting though.
Edit: "At the beginning, there were shields and bucklers. Rogues and Hunters could use bucklers, but they later removed them, and Rogues/Hunters couldn't equip shields anymore. There are still bucklers in game, but they are labeled as "Shields"."
I can honestly say I have no recollection of a rogue or hunter with a shield on...
Last edited by Eugenik; 2013-02-10 at 07:57 PM.
Let's look at the test results. You are a horrible person. It says right here, you're a horrible person. We weren't even testing that. Don't let the horrible person thing get you down though. Science justified your parents choice to abandon you.