Insure what to do right now. I play sabo at 50 not becuse I like it, but because it is the ONLY dps spec right now period, it's effectiveness in pvp proves this since the highest dps would work in both places. even if our dmg wasnt backloaded but was still the same we would still be best choice for pvp, the mechanic just makes it OP. Yet what the devs want to fix is not the mechanic (which is what is OP not the dmg) but the dmg which is NOT OP... go figure.
So my dilemna is this. Do i farm experts and pvp until the patch or simply give it up now. Because there is no chance in hell of me playing my sab if they get nerfed to the ground (which the notes hint to). Sure I wont know till the patch but if my dps drops in pve then I'm done because this is the ONLY pve dps spec that competes right now. I could care less if we get changed in pvp because we are OP in pvp, no questions about that, but if our dps gets nerfed in pve then we are simply done as a calling since the 2 other ranged specs (u cant melee in experts) are nerfed to the ground in beta and STILL have not been fixed... leaving sabo the ONLY valid choice to those that want to get groups/be competitive/do good.
Seeing how long it takes for them to do patches there is a good chance I can get both my warrior and cleric to 50 before the patch hits as well as get my mage pretty close. So the question is, do I just give up rogue now and lvl up other chars or farm like crazy until the nerf? I don't even feel like playing anymore after seeing these notes though. How can you nerf sabos without buffing marksman and assasins? I mean we need an alternative!!!!
It takes me 6 seconds to 1 shot someone with lucky crits It takes a pyro 5 to kill me (have done many tests, 5 is the max it takes them to kill me, and this is outside of their GoS). Sure champions can kill me in 3 seconds, but their stun never lasts that long and i get to kite them very easily so I can still kill them sometimes... Wardens are just.... well wardens are the counter to sabos so that is fine, I'll just ignore them since we all should have a counter and they are a hard counter. But nerfing our ONLY dps spec without buffing any of the other pathetic ones in essence destroys the calling completely.
Don't get me started on the bard nerfs... we already got huge riftstalker nerfs, what's next? I mean you cant destroy a calling anymore than this! It simply is not possible!
TD;LR This new patch has a chance to completely kill the rogue calling as a whole. Do I give up now or wait?