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I have lost my raid spot... thanks to Bioware.

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I have lost my raid spot... thanks to Bioware.

ratiphi's Avatar

04.02.2013 , 08:27 PM | #1
I used to be one of the top dps in my guild. I was taken to almost every HM and NM operation as melee dps. As a madness Assassin I could always out dps marauders on a single target. Then the PTS came out. Assassins got completely screwed up by Bioware. Now my guild's raid leader (and myself) have no idea how madness DPS is going to fair at level 55. Therefore, I have officially lost my raid spot. In order to get my raid spot back again I have to wait and see if the class is even viable anymore at 55 and then prove myself all over again to my guild. All confidence in my class has been shot. I am trying to figure out if I even want to continue playing this game. Thanks Bioware. You really screwed me over this time.
50 Sith Assassin

Spamalots's Avatar

04.02.2013 , 08:51 PM | #2
That's because they only have one main person with a few assistants doing all the class balancing mostly and they decided to take a class that didn't need any changes made to it, other than scaling their DPS with the new level cap, and completely broke the class and DPS rotation.

Good Game Bioware!

ratiphi's Avatar

04.02.2013 , 09:09 PM | #3
Sorry if my post sounded a little whiny, I was pretty upset when I found out. I'm not joking about the situation, but I can see the humor in it I guess..... sigh.
edit: I would also like to point out that I am in a hardcore raiding guild that will do whatever they have to to progress quickly in the operations. Right now 2 Marauders are being taken for melee DPS.
50 Sith Assassin

ChewyYui's Avatar

04.02.2013 , 09:25 PM | #4
Sounds more like the fault of your guild leader, or whoever chooses who goes on raids.
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ratiphi's Avatar

04.02.2013 , 09:53 PM | #5
Reasons to bring a Marauder to Operations:
Amazing single target DPS
Amazing AOE DPS
Group damage buff

Reasons to bring an Assassin DPS to Operations:
Possibly decent single target DPS (noone knows for sure)
No other utility that matters for boss fights

When you are talking about a progression guild they will always take the best class for the role. There is currently no reason to take an Assassin for DPS. I guess I should have seen this coming...
50 Sith Assassin

PerKIA's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:04 AM | #6
I wished BW could be honest about it, Assassins are strictly a PvP class and is not meant to be used in PvE. Every change to the class skills, abilities and mechanics are made with PvP in mind and that is not going to change.
From the looks of it, im not going to be able to use my Deception Assassin in an operation, Madness is out to.

Im not in "hardcore" progression guild, but when you know that the only thing you bring to the table is mediocre DPS and absolutley no utility whatsoever, i dont feel its fair to the other members of the group.

NrDLeipe's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:35 AM | #7
you loose a spot cause you getting a nerf.

nice guild m8, shows they support you alot
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Atramar's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:38 AM | #8
Make a merc or sniper, thank me later. Every time I see we have weaker heals, ranged dps is safest option to avoid damage and focus on dsping. if you lost your spot because of changes that didn't hit live yet, then i would change that guild.
No one noticed death mark is increased? Yes, energy regen loss is a b***.

1.Good player that want's to do good raiding will adapt.
2.Don't give me that 'you don't have time to make other chars' as you seem to be hardcore raider (If you lost your spot, you have time to level :P)
3.wait for it to hit live, if will underperform, I'm sure class will be balanced.
4.any smart leader will take smart player over extra 5% damage.
5.rething your guild. I mean really. If I would hear that from my GL, I would hit /gquit so fast, it would make his head spin. and then again on my other 50's and other alts..
Tracer Legacy, The Red Eclipse.
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slafko's Avatar

04.03.2013 , 02:47 AM | #9
Why not go tank?

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04.03.2013 , 03:01 AM | #10
Assassins will be one of the worst dps in 2.0. There is no debating that. There is also no debating that if you were to form the most effective raid group, keeping player skill and gear constant, an assassin dps would not be included. That holds true on live, as well. However, that does not mean assassins will not be viable dps in 2.0. Fights in TFB and S&V rely less on hard enrage and more on soft enrages. Assassins, especially in deception, will be a healer's blessing during fights like Dash'Roode, Titan, and Styrak, because they do some of the most damage to targets under 30%. Assassins, even one of the worst dps, will put out enough damage to pull their weight on operations bosses. The enrage timers are not tight enough to make assassins non-viable.
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