10/10/2018 08:38 AMBeing constructive with zero acknowledgement since alpha is tricky
Posted by Antaris
It is and we definitely need a place to vent our frustration. What I was trying to convey is to turn that frustration into something productive that has a better chance to resonant with Blizzard, that's it.
It's tricky, it's hard to eliminate emotion and frustration. If any of my guild mates were in this thread, they'd tell you I complain damn near daily about where this spec is relative to other specs like Blood and BrM. So I'm in the thick of it too.
10/10/2018 08:38 AMI personally feel guardian could use damn near a complete overhaul.. it was such a bare bones spec in legion and they pruned so much for bfa and just left it
Posted by Antaris
It really does, no question.
I have said for a while now that the notion of stacking 3 thrashes as a means to maximize our threat/damage output is an archaic ideal that should have died expansions ago. The designers moved Warriors away from that model for a reason and it makes no sense why Guardian still exists in that era.
There has been an abundance of ideas shared in this thread by some really great and creative Guardians. Not only have some of those ideas been great, but we've also demonstrated how those ideas relate to real world bears and the synergy and fantasy that such abilities could bring to the spec as a whole.
The fact that the transition to Legion meant we gave up baseline spells in order to just have something to gain by powering up the artifact was bad design. The fact they then didn't return those baseline options to the spec when removing artifacts was nothing short of a slap to the face.
We do have some versatility left, but I do often wonder if that gets lost in translation by the designers because its effectively locked away due to forms and without having the tools to make shapeshifting really possible as a tank, we can't really take advantage of our full potential.