The new patch is upon is, and with it always brings fun and excitment. Even as I type this, I have a smile on my face. Sorry… the kid in me I guess.
Before I begin, let me preface this by saying I am guilty of all counts that I am posting here.
But, in the interest of balance and fairness…
I actually wasn’t going to even bring this up, but after facing all the developer’s characters in game using the same setup (except clogon) and basicaly me now 3-0ing Clogon at will (He is what I consider the gold standard to measure your PVP Setup IMO), I figured it was warranted.
So, without further delay…
Prior to 2.1 Patch, most of us know that the Battle Arena was a Rogue fest. Basically 70 of the top 100 were Rogues.
Now, it has become a Fire/Bleed fest.
I mean… was bleeds supposed to be able to do 5000 damgae WITHOUT crits? I check my numbers after each match and they are hilarious. Bleed… 5K. Fire… 3K. Crits the are 2x that. Prior to this patch, I never received one defense chest. Now, I average 4 or 5 lol. Basically, it’s whoever gets bleed / fire off first lol. Emman is bleeding for 14K with crit. As developers who currently have characters in the Battle Arena, do you think this is over the top? I know me beating Clogon on a regular basis is cool and all, but I think Fire / Bleed is way over the top and could use some balancing. Just my opinion. Interested in yours.
Next up… the new Torrent Ability Cerbeal Vortex. RIP Range Classes haha. I faced a plinker and all I did was get in range and let him hit me and I killed him in like 8 seconds because the new Torrent Ability basically casts the torrent under the attacker’s feet - not at the casters. As a Warrior, I feel this is a HUGE nerf to Ranged Classes who want to use a Ranged Attack. Is this bugged or working as intended? In PVE this may be all good and fun, but in the Battle Arena it is way overboard in my opinion. I really shouldn’t feel bad for the Guideshotting Rogues, but I do. In my opinion, it should be under the caster’s feet - not the attacker. Just my opinion. Interested in yours.
Now don’t get me wrong… I enjoy seeing huge numbers. But now that we are all using the same setup, I figured I’d throw this out there to see what others thought. Can’t wait lol…