A whole month without a post – that is my longest blogging break since I started the blog.
I like to make rogue-related posts, but there isn’t much going on with rogues. As usual, the notes for the upcoming patches don’t have any Azeroth-shaking changes to rogues because we’re darn-near perfect.
I also like to post about interesting experiences in my gaming, but there haven’t been many of those lately. Its not that the game isn’t fun. I still play a lot. Its just that the things I do now are the same as what I was doing last month and the month before that. I raid, I level alts, I sell glyphs. Repeat.
I had written a post with assorted thoughts on current goings-on in the game, but given my lack of blog topics these days I think I’ll expand those thoughts into separate posts.
What I will say right now is this: the rogue T12 may not look bad, but it also doesn’t look like something a rogue would wear. Its too blousy and the sleeves are too big. It does look like leather, which is a novel idea. It also looks heavy enough to be cold-weather gear. I mean, look at that and remember that its made from leather. Can you imagine wearing something like that in Uldum? You’d dehydrate! That would have been a good design for the snows of Northrend. But now?
On the other hand, it is probably flame retardant which will be good in Firelands. Still – it just looks uncomfortable. Rogues need to be agile and lithe. They need to dress for practicality, with ease of movement. Its easy to forget about that in a game where giant shoulderpads and swords that are bigger than the wielder have no impact on mobility.
I thought about posting all of the previous tier sets for comparisons, but that’s been done numerous times around the interwebs. I will just point out my favorite, Tier 2
It is form-fitted (other than the shoulders, as usual), which is important for stealth and agility. It has that threatening look that rogue gear always strives for. The red is a good departure from the usual black. It doesn’t look like leather, but it also doesn’t *not* look like leather, if you can follow that.
Most importantly, neither the best set (T2) nor the upcoming set (T12) have another head on top of its head…