Actually, its the same amount of backstab. Its the same everything, really.
I haven’t had much time to play in the WotLK beta, so my impressions are still based on being level 70-71. Here’s what I have noticed.
My rogue is a combat dagger rogue, and my paladin is full prot. For now, I kept them both in the same talent trees to look for differences.
Right now my rogue plays the same as he does in BC. My attack rotation is the same, and feels equally effective. Seeing my energy increase smoothly rather than in jumps is nice. The Prey on the Weak talent is up almost all of the time, so my crits are a little bigger. I have tried to put myself in situations where I was being attacked my multiple mobs and I could try out Murder Spree. When I have tried it, I haven’t seen anything happen, so I need to experiment with that a bit more. In summary, playing a combat dagger rogue in Northrend feels exactly like playing one pre-WotLK. Its a little disappointing, really. Maybe things will pick up as I level. If not, I may try an Assassination spec.
On the other hand, the paladin was completely different. There are other bloggers out there who have gone over this in great detail, so I’ll spare the long story. Suffice it to say that I was able to actually do damage and kill mobs without blowing my whole mana pool. I almost prefer playing my paladin in the beta over my rogue.
I hope to have some time to play the beta this week. Tropical Storm Fay looks like it is going to skirt along the Florida coast. To many, that means boarding up windows and “hunkering down.” To me it means I might have a day off from work to play WoW, assuming I don’t lose my power.