Here's BWs QA process for class balance:
Marauders/Sentinals are happy? Let's buff them again
Scoundrels/Operatives are unhappy? Let's nerf them again
Mercs/commandos unhappy? Let's adjust them
Powertechs/Vanguards unhappy? Let's sugarcoat their nerf to try and make it look like a buff, simmilar to what we did with Operative Backstab and Scoundrels Back Blast
Sorcs/Sages unhappy? Let's buff their dps and leave their healing alone
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