You’d think that I would have remembered just how bad I suck at rogue-ing. I’d made it to level 80, after all, stubbornly stabbing things as best I could while other people actually did the killing DPS. It sucked. I sucked. I was worse at rogue than I was at ret paladerping!
But no. I did not remember.
Since we beat the Challenge modes, Kash’s guild has the fancy cute pet thing that, alas, you have to be Revered to acquire. As I am not able to finance a transfer at this point in time, I decided I’d just level up another alt – not like altoholism is a new problem for me or anything. I had a full set of leather agility looms no longer in use, as well as one agility heirloom sword thanks to leveling a monk. So I got an heirloom dagger, went Combat rogue, and have since regretted this choice utterly.
It’s like, DUH, self, DUH. Didn’t you see this coming? If I can’t be bothered keep up that Inquisition thing for ret paladerping, it stands to reason I am certainly not going to want to keep up Slice and Dice for rogue. Especially not when building up combo points takes too @#$%king long to be useful in the first place! I can generally get up to two or three of them if I can Ambush, which is so not guaranteed, and if my fellow party members are equally incompetent so the mob lives long enough.
Let’s assume I can Ambush, which means I succeeded in 1.) getting into Stealth in the first place, which is sometimes impossible because CHAIN PULLING, and 2.) getting behind the mob before it dies thanks to positional requirements. P.S., the latter is only possible when the tank is a nice PvE person and not a PvPer, since PvPers continually whirl mobs around like some sort of paranoid drug addict on a high. THIS IS NOT THE LUMBER MILL HERE, PEOPLE. The next problem is that Ambush costs 60 energy, but I only have 100 energy max. So let’s say the next thing I want to do is Revealing Strike. Since Revealing Strike is only 40 energy, I can do two things in a row oh boy howdy! But then I’m at absolutely zero energy and have to wait forever to do ANYTHING other than autoattack. Oh, so Revealing Strike gives my Sinister Strikes a chance to generate an extra combo point? Well, that’s just freaking SWELL, because Sinister Strike is a grand total of 50 energy – HALF MY ENTIRE ENERGY POOL. You know how often I get to do that on a regular mob? Like never. I can use it maybe two or three times on a boss if the other DPS suck just as bad or worse than I do!
So you know what a low level rogue does? ALMOST NOTHING. Yeah, this is real fun!
And OoooOoOOooOo Combat rogues get Blade Flurry! Sounds useful for low level dungeons, since people pull mobs en masse! ONLY IT ISN’T USEFUL AT ALL, because it reduces your energy regen by 20%, which at this point is so laughably painful I just can’t even.
I was trying to get some levels in via LFD, since higher level questing gives you more gold – which I will need to purchase the pet - but yeah, screw that. I’m going to just quest. Actually, I may just make another class. Or maybe I should leave this rogue alive as a testament to how I can’t rogue – SO I REMEMBER.