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[quote=“Jessail-terenas, post:1649, topic:18464, full:true”]
I actually think the issues with class design go back to the decision to throw out all the class design work prior to Mists. [/quote]
Well I was more referring to just BfA but if we are talking big picture I blame a lot on changes going back to Cataclysm
I always think of WotLK class design as the “final form” of the original game. Most of the design principles were improved on and classes gained things more than they lost them.
Before Cata, I played my Paladin and Warlock almost equally, but Cataclysm ruined the Paladin class for me - to this day I do not like it. I try it with every new expansion and can’t do it.
But for Warlocks, Cata and MoP were wonderful, especially for Affliction. My perspective includes PVP too.
I still haven’t forgiven what they did with Paladins. And now I’m starting to feel that way about Warlocks too, it’s been a bit of a snowball effect going back to WoD. Legion Affliction took time but it grew on me in PVE, didn’t enjoy it quite so much in PVP but I still played a little bit anyway.
For the life of me I don’t understand why they don’t listen to feedback about class design iterations people thought were better. I’m sure it’s a mixture of ego and the desire to change things so often, but we’ve gone too far down a road I don’t know if we can turn around on.
The Paladin road ended for me, and I think the Warlock one might soon.