The anecdotal "evidence" wasn't really so anecdotal btw (I did explain it poorly, though). Pretty much every single time I die it's by a huge overkill (and by overkill I mean there being like 5+ seconds left until I'd even have a chance to get healed because of cc, and usually in the first few seconds of a stun on me), it's not one of these fallacies where I go "this one time I died to a 200k overkill so gearing defensively OBVIOUSLY doesn't work!", it happens pretty much on every single death I have.
Why more resil wouldn't help here I already explained in my first post - it's simply how monk cds work, we're unkillable outside of stuns while we have CDs ready, and when they are down we just die.
I have no problems surviving for the first ~1-1.5 minutes (although in return for them training me we never get any counterpressure), and then as soon as CDs run out I just drop dead, they don't even need to have big CDs ready.
There is no other way to explain this to someone who hasn't played the class, there's no other class/comp that you can have experience from to relate to it, it's a completely new thing in wow. The closest thing to a monk without cds is a rogue without any cds, without feint. This is why I used anecdotal examples over a more fact-based approach. The monk class hasn't been figured out enough yet for there to really be any hard facts about how to play it.
What it all comes down to in the end is either you trust me on my word (and quick/rough explanations), and trust in my ability to make these calls - or you don't (you probably shouldn't since you don't know me and don't know how well I know the game, but I'm just saying.
.) These posts are all just my views on the monk class and how it should be played and I can't really provide proof for everything I say (I can provide good arguments though, if you ask specific questions. But when just responding to general questions I will not go into too much detail for obvious reasons.)
I always appreciate having someone to theorycraft with, it's one of the things I enjoy most in this game.
Edited by hid, 13 November 2012 - 02:18 AM.