Title, fight me.
Moonfire and Javelins are stupid.
Haven’t seen a single elf not playing with either in Cata in the last month.
SotT are all running Bloodrazor Thickets which instantly delete patrols, whether with Incandescence or Radiant inheritance and any weapon + the Doomsight’s crits.
What I have been seeing are players who rely on her being OP to play Cata and who have no idea how to actually play the game or kite. My personal winrate in QP has dropped since her release, and that is very frustrating.
I can carry myself, I can’t carry 4 people. As soon as there is a patrol or a monster, everyone dies and I end up alone.
The general power creep that is in this game demands of me to actually carry 4 people because they don’t have to rely on skill, they rely on numbers. Bigger and bigger numbers.
Are we going to turn VT2 from a game of skill, positionning and decision making into a game of “playing the broken options and never learn cause we don’t have to” ?
Just to be clear, there are good and very good players in Cata ; the chance of playing with them has been diluted since more people have the confidence (based on numbers and not on skill) to tackle the difficulty. Another complaint I have about these players is their absolute lack of communication, which is just another symptom of their lack of skill.
Another thing that has to be clear : I might be an elitist f*ck, I’m not exclusive. We’ve all had to learn at some point and I’m far from being excellent at the game myself. Whenever someone joins and says “hey I’m new to Cata” I’m more than happy to play with them and point out how they can get better.
I’m complaining about the fact that the power creep replaces the need and strive to get better by cutting the learning curve short and offering an easy path to higher difficulties for those who don’t want to bother learning but still want the gratification of playing Cata (and lessen my own enjoyement of the game because I need to carry them).
Also, I’m talking about the elf but she’s just the biggest offender. She is just symptomatic of the overall state of the base game. Ima play modded.