s7 was artificially balanced because prot warriors were too busy trying to get dragon gears to play arena
ATC ATC ATC whooooooooo
If you had an arena server with s7 though, it would be pretty broken.
End game Wotlk balance was decent. If you look at what was viable it was a pretty extensive list. Really though, the thing that sticks out the most from s7/s8 to me was always healer balance. It wasn't perfect, but it was the ideal model where all the healers had their own very unique niches and brought their own flavor to every composition while all being perfectly viable.
Random but a bit of a rant:
sometimes I feel like it's a lot simpler than you guys make it out to be
argue mechanics for days and balance and all that shit
I like it to keep it simple. I liked/like wotlk because I find it to be the most fun. (I have difficulty with tenses since I casually queue on AT now and then) And at the end of the day, fun along with addiction is what has kept us playing this shitty game and using this nerdy forum for so long. I genuinely wish more people would stop complaining on these forums about how ass they think wod/mop are and instead found some friends and a vip account and played on AT. Not trying to advertise here since I know AJ is kind of anal about talking about AT b/c blizzard pact and w/e, but if every player here who says they missed a past expansion would just come and play on the damn server once in a while, the server would gain back a huge force of players that it has lost over the past 4 or 5 seasons. While Cata AT and MOP AT are fucked, wotlk AT still gets good numbers with 2v2 and solo q's being instant, and maybe one day 3v3 will get activity back again but prolly not heh. AT also fixed the dumb things from retail by adding things like limiting 1 bauble per team, adding dementia to reduce drawn out wizard matches, and banning shadowmourne+ruby sanctum trinkets. +ingame spectator and ingame replay watching and all that jazz. If you play from the US, you have an excuse since the server is in Paris or w/e. I mean it's free, and everyone here with a bunch of gladiator heads probably has connections to people with idle vip accounts. I just wish people would put their mouth where their money is instead of just talking about how much they miss wotlk (or cata I suppose )or w/e. That's why the AT TBC server died a swift death. All y'all oldies too busy missing the game to actually play the game. I know u don't like what they did with TBC pve gear lolflays, but I mean none of that was ever going to change with the small ass playerbase that they had.
Hopefully wotlk AT, the last living previous expansion, will survive AT bringing a free PVP WoD server which comes out soonish.
Whatever, enjoy your complaining and stuff
double spirit link totems, ice novas, and universal passive 500% speed
Majority of highrated Spriest community at AJ at the time used to call him Talbad for a reason He became pretty good over the time, I'll give him that, but his success in s8 came solely due to connections he's had ( he had best partners to play with by far, out of any SP at the time ).
I remember having an argument on priest forums with hawtstuffsretard, which continued later on Ming's blog about best gearing for shatterplay at time, he kept saying mooncloth gearing was better, argumented that you'll have long drawn out games vs LSD's and such where you'll oom
We face Enigmz's team on TR, both as RPS and Shatterplay, went 60% winrate as RPS and 100% ( 3-0 ) winrate as Shatterplay, I never once came close to ooming and we closed the game within 5 minutes. Guess beating the best LSD in world doesn't qualify as argument enough.
tbh I have to agree moonclooth was almost always better but crit had situational use
I played ele sp druid on retail to like 2800, and our sp just always used mooncloth. It's a nice feeling to be able to not have to worry about that mana bar as much. Let's you play a lot more leniently with DP spam and stuff and lets yo usave disperse for defensive situations.
I haven't see any shadowpriests using crit gear on AT in what seems like years as well. Mooncloth pretty good. That being said, s8 sp damage with crit gear lol.
was novoz/talbadar/diziet playing ele/sp/druid
people love talbadar now I think, but some people forget that he was the shadowpriest who used to never ever refresh inner fire in tournament play and spammed mind sear all game at blizzcon to get max pve damage for timeout wins