This. So many times.If this is your grand vision, then rebalance buffs to be less powerful. Integrate them to all classes to some extent (for example, 65% innate haste with buff haste giving additional 15%, etc) or something. You say buffs were always a problem - then do away with them, not just make them an even worse problem.
There aren't this many of non-US players here but now logging on during my weekend mornings without anyone to group with (when there's total of 15 people online and 10 of them are AFK in Athica) doesn't feel appealing. Nor does it, for example, doing Raptor on a melee - good luck trying to find people to zone 586 times to find him just so you can have haste and DS. I have a feeling you'll have a lot more work to do to balance content and quests and spells around this to make this actually work.
about a 10% decrease in melee damage.
What REALLY surprises me is the spell line(s) not on this list.
if you were looking at the parse breakdowns did you consider the fact he was doing ds damage, riposte kicks, and regular riposte since the previous testing due to grimstump now doing damage? this is why the barefist damage is isolated.Your total DPS was 95.57% of your pre-patch DPS. This includes the loss of tome of the mind. (Although your DirDmg was higher oddly) There was previous discussion concerning the void between Hand to Hand and Melee weapons for monks. I had originally presented the idea of reducing accuracy for Hand to Hand by 4% to staff to push in this direction. This way it would be just a small shift and then we could reevaluate and adjust again if needed. Ultimately we did not do this, but perhaps the numbers we are seeing now, although being a nerf, are a step in that direction.
Also, know that every aspect of combat was switched in core from codex to AA. Some are obviously breaking (Paladin heals and Bards) but others might need some tweaking or individual examination. Please continue to report feedback and we will look into these.
Which would you think to see on the list
I've watched a monk steadily get new weapons. and then watched those weapons get nerfed, and then some monk gear get nerfed. and now with the barehands seeming as though it's deminishing in power, it looks pretty grim to a player.
My mistake. I forgot to add:
Enchanter FT :
2570, 1695, 1693, 174, 697, 1694, 2479
we didn’t talk about stat buffs yet internally. I’m sure they will get brought up though