Right now, the 12 or so viable specs all have a number of retardly overpowered moves they can do (50k ret hits with wings, 100k wogs, 60k mind blasts, feral clone, lock pressure, moonkin dmg, combust, prep bomb, bomb spirit link, etc). Locks, rshams and rogues have probly the most numerous amount of these OP abilities and they synergize well, so you get godcomp.
Now, I get flamed all the time for using my good abilities (wings + orbs + mind blast + trinkets, offheals, mass dispel) and playing defensive when I have to with my defensive abilities (when there is insane AOE pressure out vs an enemy dot cleave, when there is insane consistent burst pressure from hunter + melee comps). People get so righteous when they flame me for that, but somehow they don't realize that everything is relative.
Shadow abilities are relative to all of the viable specs' abilities. If you have a problem with shadow priests using their OP moves, you should have a problem with every viable class' OP moves, and you should play something completely nonviable so you're free of your own criticism (go holy priest or combat rogue or something) or run a comp where your moves don't synergize at all (fury warr/demo lock/holy priest). It's inconsistent to bitch about just shadow, unless your ego is so huge that you think only shadow is broken and that nothing else, specifically what you're playing, isn't. Bitching about these moves is even more pointless because you go into the game knowing they have those moves and what they can do, and you have the chance to strategize about how to stop it. Some teams are good at shutting down wings + orbs + mind blast + trinkets, just as some are good at purging a feral's instant clones, some aren't and lose for it when they could have countered the OP moves better, for example.
Now, I understand all of ^ so I try not to even think to bitch when I get gayed, I try to accept the video game and move on. But, I feel I have place to bitch about certain combinations of classes - basically just LSD2. Other comps might be gay, but at least they can switch up their strats, and if they do the same exact strat every game they might get stopped. LSD2 does the same, brainless strat every. single. game - cleave everything at once. There's not even any burst, it's just insane, OOMing damage. Their CC is even counterproductive because fears break instantly and clones stop their cleave onslaught. It either works or it doesn’t, and of course the comp is aided very strongly by gear like cunning, making it even more hateable to me. Am I offbase? Is it inconsistent to bitch about LSD2 given what I said about class balance, or is it a different story when its a composition of classes? Is LSD2 not as brainless/stratless as I think? (I put shadowplay, and moonkin/fire at only a little less gay than LSD2)
Inb4 "why do you care so much" - this took 5 mins to write and might be worth the discussion. I'm going to starve trolling by ignoring it, so don't bother with retarded posts or trolling. Is it possible to have an AJ thread that is flame free? If anyone wants to discuss any points/questions I posted here, feel free.
edit: maybe I'll just + rep posts I find retarded/trolling, to let people know they weren't going unheard.
Edited by Donald, 10 April 2012 - 04:13 AM.