When AOE Cap was first announced, i was the first one to be like F-YEAH! NERF The Fing DHs! After a whole xpac spent on the bottom of the tier for M+ as a lock, there is a certain kind of satisfaction to see Rogue / DH being shafted with a cactus.
I sincerely thought that i’d much rather return to a CC based gameplay, focus firing game play, gameplay where me, as a caster, have value!
Then i actually started running keys.
I had sat out M+ push scene for the entire xpac. cause my class sucked, so i had just beg/borrow/steal a weekly completion. But by now, i have pretty much bis gear, perfect corruption, good trinkets, and when i RNGed my last perfect azerite trait for M+, i decided to give it a shot.
i have KSM now. vast majority pugged.
And you know what. Doing it, rather than just watching it, gave me some new perspective.
Healer prox pulled another pack… goes down instantly. DH metas. I brez the healer, infernal stun off meta, DS into 300k DPS spike and cleans it right up.
Feels effing good.
Tank who knows how to pull around DPS CDs, pulls a massive pack on 2 min cycles? Oh man. It’s so much fun that i am finding myself doing keys just for the fun of it.
Now, i watched that horrific video out of Beta of that monk in AQ with the bugs… oh god it’s so bad…
I am not sure i wanted to nerf DH anymore.
I am not sure i really want a “CC” styled fight again where you beat a trivial pack of mobs then you go kill the 2 ccd mobs, by now trivial, by themselves.
I am not really sure i want to spend like a good 10 seconds ccing every pack.
More ever, i am not sure if i want 2h instance runs where you bash your head against impossible mobs packs, hard CC things for a minute at a time.
Literal, i went from “NERF DH!!! F-YEAH!!!” to “Dude, aoe cap is the worse idea ever…” in about 1 month, and im now genuinely concerned about the direction of shadowland, even tho my class are not as heavily affected by the aoe cap.
What do you yall think?
TL:DR, I cheered for aoe capping until i started doing keys myself. now, im more worried bout SL than before. ontop of the covenant locking crap.