Just feeling a little unhappy right now, with wardens. Once upon a time I stumbled across this class, looking for a new challenge, one i'll refer to as 'agro management' I fell in love with gambits, and how you had to build up and try to predict how the fight would go. yes EoB was a powerful tool back then... Isengard came out, and wardens took a nose dive, the type where you know they will be sorted, and they were. We then got told about class changes, I was a little sceptical, I didn't want change, but I embraced the new changes and eventually gave into them. EoB was replaced with conviction as the taunt of choice, no biggy really. We were still in roughly the same space.
Along comes Helms Deep, and again massive class changes. I tried again to like them, I really did, but don't want my agro to be determined by how much dps we push out, we are not a dps class, or at least shouldn't be but it feels like we are being pushed down this route. Yes, I can increase it to get agro, at the cost of giving my healers heart failure or some sort of finger chaffing complaint, not where I want to be... I still don't know why we became single clicky for taunt, but we did. I can't get rid of the memory of how our agro used to work with leeching, and the requests to the raid leader for the hunters & champs to be put in my group! I guess we'll change again when/if a next expansion comes out, but right now playing feels like complete sacrilege.
Changes this significant can only stop people playing. It will not attract new people to play the class/game, those that played wardens/lotro did so because they liked wardens/lotro. And these are the people you are affecting, the ones who already like the class/game. I dread to think how many man hours it took to change our class so significantly, and in such a bad way
So i'll wait, and sorry, but i'll find something else to play properly until the next lotro expansion Kinda missing things to tank this expansion anyway :P
So long, and thanks for all the fish,