Even then, buffing is something that is inherently part of what it means to be a captain - so it's bad design to ever allow us to sacrifice buffing for anything.
Originally Posted by Tangaar
That said, because buffing is a downright boring role, we need to buff while doing other stuff (like buff while healing, tanking, or DPSing). What we should sacrifice is our ability to tank/heal/DPS to be better at one particular aspect of the trinity, with the support role being about flexibility. The devs can accomplish this with the current trait system by making a capstone build the RAID equivalent of a primary role, while a non-capstone build is purely support.
Making a single traitline a "support" role is the wrong way to go.
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