My point has nothing to do with class representation and all that garbage. I was simply pointing out that holinka and whoever else on twitter suck dick at actually trying to say things. They specifically do this so that they can pretend to have an active reach into the community, without really having any at all. It's just like when they used to aimlessly defend the lack of a spectator client, among other questions. It's incredibly hard to take the guy seriously when his responses make it seem as though he might as well not respond at all. If he indeed has no real power, and he's just a label more than anything, then w/e.
On the topic of representation, it does indeed dictate some degree of balance usually, but it cannot be the sole indicator. Especially if you are not separating by spec, it is reasonable to expect that there will be some large gaps in participation since some specs have multiple roles in pvp while others do not. There is also that artificial sense of balance where there is an intrinsic hierarchy, but we as players have failed in accurately identifying strengths in weaknesses and thus have a skewed vision of what is good and what is not. The class hierarchy of WoW pvp is not merely confined to what we think and see of representation, and without a patch it does not change. . . only our perception of it changes. We can see this with season 8 druids, where everyone thought they were op, and they ruled the ladders and every tournament, but after years of wotlk, they have died down significantly in the meta. At the same time, there are rather obvious picks that don't really even require representation to identify, just general game knowledge and tool analysis. These would most likely be warriors and mages at the moment. There is something that is arguably stronger than representation in terms of identifying balance, and that is actually playing the god damn game. I think that's where the staff goes most wrong. Historically, 90% of the issues in WoW pvp, maybe not even pertaining to balance, could be recognized by simply playing the game at a decent level. If you played in BC or Wrath, you knew damn well that it shouldn't have taken 20 years to remove resist, hit, etc in the like. Blizzard just doesn't actually give a fuck, but this is just something you should have coped with by now.
To be fair, his tweets aren't terribly specific. I mean, I know that's his job and all but Holinka @holinka2h @NathanRochester Keep in mind, I don't consider "representation" as a good measure of balance, but even if I did I don't see the data.
I don't see the data?
That could mean many things, and he is smart enough to know that.