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The amount of stupidity in this thread is overwhelming.
While Ghostcrawler isnt infallible, his presence in the game was anything but negative- forumers are instilled with the irrefutable truth, since his addition to the game, that Blizz actually actively hears feedback. His blue posts explaining changes were insightful, objective and interesting to read. If anything, this guy deserves a raise , or a statute of a crab over at Blizz HQ for his contributions. It would be beyond incomprehensible if he was actually force to leave.
I play an elemental, and I dare say they are at a good state right now - I will without a dobut top the dps chart if there is any aoe or chain involved, and this includes heroic immersus, and any of fallen protectors, sha of pride, galakras, dark shaman, spoils and garrosh - that's 7/14 of this tier, which if you cant count, means I'm topping half of this tier. The only other class that comes close to challenging my supremacy in aoe position would be arms warrior, but they suffer from the melee unfriendliness of these fights. And no, elemental is rather balanced in single target fights as well - i beat less skilled mages, hunters and locks, and I stay on par with them if they are good, with less than 0.5% damage done difference (sometimes I'm ahead, and sometimes they are).
The only time when elemental fares poorly, is when it's a multi dotting fight - fights like nazgrim, fallen protectors (if your tanks dont tank them together) and maybe paragons (cos multi dotters can pad without anyone knowing they are padding), and it's solely because I cannot chain them. Nonetheless, I dare say that's a good trade off for being able to top damage for half of this tier.
If you think elemental damage is doing poorly - it's because you are a bad player who stood in fire, one who knows nothing about simcraft and stat ratios and cant be bothered to find out, or one who doesnt know the fight's mechanics to dps. I find no other reason for you not being able to compete with any other class in cleave and single target fights.
Also honestly if you are within .5 % dps of your groups lock, hunter, mage, or rogue on any single target fight then you are just extremely out playing those players who play those classes. But that is a discussion for another thread.
Well my point is before you make statements like
If you think elemental damage is doing poorly - it's because you are a bad player who stood in fire, one who knows nothing about simcraft and stat ratios and cant be bothered to find out, or one who doesnt know the fight's mechanics to dps. I find no other reason for you not being able to compete with any other class in cleave and single target fights
id really like to see logs probing it
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no one has answered the most important question: did GC take the fax machine with him?
I suggest that all threads on GC are created by GC himself posing as the OP of every started thread.
Not because it's logical, but because it's more fun then knowing we've got nothing better to talk about.
Barring 2-3 fights in SoO, Elemental shamans are in a pretty bad spot..
You can say that about any MDPS
You can say that about any RDPS except hunters
besides any good rdps will find ways to limit how much they have to move.
This move has probably been planned for months.
Little tip for the naive who have no idea how the world where you earn things works: When you are in a position of authority like Ghostcrawler was, you don't turn in your two weeks and take off.
You have to be replaced, and it is courtesy to allow the company time to replace you before you move off. Not everyone follows this rule of course, but it is the standard for these types of positions. You never burn a bridge if you can help it.
Greg left of his own accord, pursing other careers (I think ESO).
It's not that he was the leading cause for us not getting buffed, it's just that in the current development team they don't know what they want for us shaman as a design perspective. We'll most likely receive band-aid fixes for the rest of the games life cycle.
Enhance and ele are both fairly niche dps. Enhance is dope, but falls behind other classes depending on the length of the fight. And ele is just... chain lightning!
Good/Bad...Who cares. Not one spec in the game would currently stop any guild from progressing towards 14/14hc. Also there were Ele shamans involved in cutting edge progress. Don't see how any of that is bad.
Let's just hope whoever takes GCs public place will be as open to communication with the community as he was.
Elemental is a hybrid spec. Havent seen hunters put out 40k HPS