they assigned the problem within a few days which is good although they should have tested it on ptr before but for some reason they rarely do that.
Their politic seems to wait and test stuff on live ladder first.
From what iv read alot of silly sauceages have climbed way higher than they normally would in all of the brackets in that time gaining items, Titles and armor skins they normally wouldnt be able to get lol. How is that not a problem
the reason they fixxed it so fast is that every lobby consited of atleast one ret not only in EU but US also.
people were just pissed off being clapped by largely overtuned rets every single lobby they played.
the first comment on the community council to the patch was about rets pleagueing rss and had almost 400 likes. if they kept it for months people wouldve lost their mind. and tbf it was unplayable.
Which is entirely fair, and I agree with you, it was unfun to face and definitely way over the top, hell, it’ll likely get more nerfs soon. Although It does kinda feel like people dont want Retri in the meta, just look at the many posts that came up immediately wanting them giga gutted, rather than balanced.
But it isn’t uncommon in arenas for people to abuse FOTM to gain “undeserved” rewards, and there have been other instances of specs being way above an S tier, and taking way longer to get fixed.
So it’s quite absurd when people act as if it’s a new thing that people get rating they dont deserve.
Dont get me wrong im not salty about the whole thing, I only started playing again about 2 days ago so it didnt really effect me personally, Paladins in general have been a laughing stock for the whole of season 1 and im happy for them. Ret is in a much better place now but i just wish the same could be said for holy.
Giving these rewards away “for free” is only a problem in a relatively small bubble.
I don’t think Blizz themselves really care much about how many people get these rewards, they only care to an extent because us players do. You can compare this to the TCG Twitch drops because these cards or rather codes don’t actually have this value attached to them. It’s not like you can go and buy spectral tiger from Blizz for 7000 bucks, it’s “value” only comes from increasing scarcity and people willing to pay crazy sums for them, but Blizz themselves never put this pricetag on them and they don’t care what it means to give them out for free on Twitch, same as PvP rewards.
You really think any of the devs care, whether some ret pushed a quick 3v3 r1 the past few days and ends up kicking some rogue out of the cutoff at the end of the season?
In my humble opinion, we have two options.
The first is that the feedback from the players during the PTR was modest. This thought prompts me to take an active part in future PTR tests. Something like good citizenship.
The second darker option is that this whole week is planned action. Feedback from players was ignored. Many players, seeing what the paladins are doing, probably buy boosts quickly, which of course drives the economy.
The second option, of course, is much less likely. Beloved Blizzard has never done things out of pure lust for profit, and the good of the players always comes first.
problem is that 1.6 for life ppl rocketed to 3k and then inflated forum telling everyone “just line it bro” or ppl asking dumb nerfs for specs that is countering it like demo that did not rocket from any challenger for life statuses to 3k overnight because demo is not busted like ret were and still is lol
and its problem when something is launched live on state where its so broken that it carrys the spec for challenger people to 3k in 3 days
should never went down like that with the feedback they got from ptr
With all respect Totemtoez. I haven’t seen something as broken as Ret atm and I’ve seen S12 BM and Arms. I didn’t have pleasure to play against S5 DK but I trust Mes when he says it’s the same level.
Imagine that Ret is better in every aspect than any other spec in the game. There are many broken things. Judgment Dispel for some reason doesn’t have it’s 10 sec internal CD., DP being Shamanistic Rage on top of other Ret CDs, not to mention the best damage in the game. I get it that Rets are usually addressed fast but it’s not like Ret/War was the best meelecleave last whole expansion.
Enha is still as bad as it was. Until 10.0.7 Turbo was decent but there is absolutely no reason to play it over Ret/War.
This and the fact that it’s not just damage is overtuned like in these cases. It’s all aspects. Judgement Dispel, Defensives and Utility for partners. Not only Rets one shot but don’t die, have more CDs for partners than H Pala but also shutdown some casters.