Azareal just beat me to it, but are you seriously now trying to assert that Guardian White Lion wasn't vastly over performing? Dropping all guise of being the unbiased White Lion main now?soliticks wrote: ↑Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:21 pmIn what aspect of gameplay was guardian broken? Was it 6 v 6? Was it in warbands? Say the words so we can stop dancing around the truth. “I, Catholicism198, believe that Guardian was broken because they were too powerful in a _____ group setting”. Fill in that blank for me. Tell the devs what you feel this game should be balanced around.
Since Azareal has already stated that a second attempt at changing the WL is coming in the next patch, the discussion of the current changes are moot. That said, I don't think any legitimately objective person doesn't acknowledge that Guardian White Lion was vastly over performing in any small scale encounter. Which includes 6v6.
The spec had a degree of stability that was entirely out of proportion with the amount of damage it could do. The weakness of the WL within a 6v6 was always the pet and this remained true with Guardian. The difference was that, while a Guardian White Lion was more heavily dependent on the pet for their damage, it was still damage that was easily comparable to more fragile mDPS. That is inherently unbalanced, the class has little meaningful trade off and it narrows down the opponent's options for counter play when killing the elf becomes entirely unlikely.
The notion that it didn't have an effective place within a warband is not sufficient cause to make it heavily outperform anything else in every other arena of the game. You have lost all objective perspective if you do not accept the spec needed heavily tuning down.