BlizzBlues typically avoid, in plaguelike fashion, any direct class-vs.-class comparison of a single tool in the toolkit. They’re fond of saying — and rightly so — that classes aren’t created to be hard counters with one another, and that if they all had the same tools, they’d all basically be the same class (which might be very nicely balanced, but would also be the most boring thing in the history of ever).
That made it a little surprising that WoW PvP honcho Brian Holinka engaged in some back-and-forth last night over Shadowstep, and how the ability — which is currently a level-60 talent option — stacks up against the baseline mobility-aiding spells that other classes get. It’s a bit of an odd comparison, and as you’ll see Holinka doesn’t just talk about the ability in a bubble (since its synergy with other abilities, such as Cloak of Shadows, can add to its strength). But it’s one of those cool little glimpses into the way the mind of a senior PvP designer works and how he regards the strengths and weaknesses of rogues compared to other classes.[tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331313990766563330] [tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331316970869911553 hide_thread=”true”] [tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331353718110969856] [tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331356028459429888] [tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331356160118636544 hide_thread=”true”] [tweet https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331359417771651072]