[PvE][Retail] Lack of class tuning

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WoW Community Council
#1 - Nov. 21, 2023, 2:45 p.m.
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So we got posts with PvP tuning and dungeon tuning, but there’s a VERY suspicious lack of a PvE tuning post.

What’s up with that? There’s some absurd outliers in both directions, and at least the ones towards the bottom (Destro, Aff, Ele, Shadow, WW etc) should surely be getting some attention. I get that you don’t like nerfing specs early in the season, but especially Assassination needs to be looked at for raid and Havoc for M+.

The gap even on singletarget fights between the best and worst specs is to the tune of 30+%, which is some of the worst we’ve ever seen, certainly in recent memory. Do better.

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Game Designer
#10 - Nov. 28, 2023, 1:38 a.m.
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This afternoon, we posted about class tuning that we’re doing tomorrow. These changes were informed by class performance over the first two weeks of the season.

When a new season begins, we collect a huge amount of data about class performance, item acquisition rates, PvP statistics, etc. During this time we will fix any critical, disruptive, or otherwise immediate problems that come up as quickly as we can. We also need to be careful about any changes we plan and ensure we have adequate data to make informed decisions, and then additionally need time for testing the changes we’re making to avoid further issues. Alongside the changes in the above link, we’re planning to send an additional batch of tuning changes that will be released during restarts on the week of December 5th, which will probably include some buffs and some nerfs.

We’ll continue to make adjustments regularly, based on data and feedback, but probably not as often later in the season compared to these early few weeks.