November 13, 2009 12 Comments
I just noticed a little tidbit of information in a hot-fix’s patch notes from a week ago. I haven’t been playing my Knight very much at all, so this foolish decision completely zoomed right over my head. As we all know, a few weeks back, stuns were removed, and replaced with staggers. Knights and Chosen had their cone changed to a 9-second stagger. Fine, it works great and can be a powerful tool still. At the time people complained that the auras that they had did not break the stagger, and that’s not fair.
No one who complained stopped to sit back and actually think for a minute about what a dichotomy it is to have a class with an AoE stagger, and then have an ability to counter the action they just preformed! Why in the world would anyone ever think that is balanced to then go back and do this:
- Dreadful Agony: Damage dealt by this ability will now correctly break Staggers.
Knight of the Blazing Sun
- All-Out Assault: Damage dealt by this ability will now correctly break Staggers.
Nevermind that previously, it had been reported as working as intended, because they saw the foolishness in handing out free immunities AND negating a CC tool for the archetype that, by Mythic’s own admission, is supposed to be all about the CC. Does no one else see the foolishness in this? Why have the boards not completely blown up in response to this? This is a strong nerf on the ability of these two classes, and noone seems to see the problem.