I’m aware they’ve touched it, has it really impacted covenant choice or lowered play rate, to a lesser extent for some people (maybe). Though the general damage they put out hasn’t really changed, you can still die in 1-2 globals from 100 to 0 by a ret, convenant ability nerfs or not as it didn’t address the core issue with why they’re doing such crazy damage. Just like how the un-fun counter play of UA over lapping with Mind games is unlikely to be addressed.
The way they changed those covenant abilities were 10 times more humane however compared to a flat 50% damage nerf to both the conduit for the covenant spell and the covenant spell also being separately nerfed by 50% I can tell you no class has received nerfs to their covenant ability to that extreme in PVP where its genuinely a safer play to just roll to a new covenant. Since even the mastery pelagos offered was a joke compared to Niyah.
Sure it sucks having full moon taken out of rotation, has it effected convoke? Not really, still being actively taken. Not like the other covenant abilities are bad either for druid.
Yes I’ve quite frankly enjoyed sitting in open world pvp, slapping people to death in 1-2 hits who refuse to use a defensive cool down. Still doesn’t 1 shot mythic item level players though, I’ve played with it, extensively used it for fun. Haven’t properly used it for rated however since I don’t play double dps or play with a disc to get dark arch, I look forward to banking the legendary since it’ll never see any use again in the forseeable future most likely given how much cheese it took for it to see use to begin with, its a niché legendary and will never see play even when you can equip two legendaries since rogue universally has very strong legendaries which can be used across all specs.
I’m aware its unhealthy, though its definitely a case of double standards being thrown around anyway very clearly still, like it or not. As out of all the things to be gutted, its the rogues stuff.
Its the one which the community is pushing youtubers and streamers to make an uproar about. I look forward to going back to being able to play normally, knowing I won’t have to trade my b-rez cloak for all of the rogues cds + vanish anymore to get a free win vs dagger in the dark cheese, doesn’t bother me that its being neutered, I’m more disgusted that they’re only addressing rogues again and nothing else for the second or third time (?)
It might still work with double rogue / rogue mage in 2’s but we’ll have to wait and see how the numbers look after tuning rolls out. Baffles me how people are ignorant to how much utility and cds you throw at the guy with the cheese to begin with, given you can’t even vanish if it scuffs cause you use vanish too. But sure, I don’t expect this discussion to go anywhere either to be frank given that I’ve actively acknowledged it being unhealthy for the game in the prior post + pushed my gripe with them just slapping rogues on the wrist again, nothing else and been met with the “your guilty your exploiting it too” attitude.