Hi everyone I hope that you will not be discourage by the longer of this post but we need to talk about people always complaining in profession forum.
I main Thief so I mainly look at Thief forum, General discussion and Reddit and after the last balance patch I saw some reaction that I find so selfish that I want to talk about it and try to understand.
First Thief forum
Before last balance patch, a thread was up for DE rework feedback. In this thread many people were just complaining about how DE was useless and did 0 damage and they were disappointed because they bought PoF for this spec. Other more constructive post write some idea for changes that were pretty good. After few days people start being more agressive because no devs answered and said that anet dev never listen to the community.
After the patch we can clearly say that balance team listened to player because a lot of the player changed proposals were implemented in this patch. But still people are complaining because condi thief get some nerf. Ok I don't play condi but I play power DE (d/d or rifle) but come on !! Can you take this has a win we saw that our feedback matter and they were sad to let thief and specially DE in the shadow.
Now let's talk about what I saw on Reddit and balance patch discussion.
Before the patch people playing other class just didn't care that thief was in a ok spot where he was accepted in Raid and co but just on the edge of falling in circle of the forgotten. After the patch probably the same people start complaining because DE had a buff that put him in interesting spot, DPS speaking, for raid and also because some OP class got nerf. Just to be clear I understand that thief rotation, no matter what build we use, won't be as complex as other class can have and ok DE is a range class if you use rifle. But some aspect of DE make the rotation easy to fail because with rifle you use roll as a DPS tool and for d/d you are squishy and melee so dodge with roll or skill 3 can make you loose DPS. When you look at other class, elem is range but still his the best DPS class in the game and he has AOE that thief doesn't have. Mesmer and guardian are good in many way. Guardian can kind of tank, can support and DPS. Mesmer too.
So ok I can understand that Thief is less complex than piano class but for sure it's more complex than most people think. So please if your class is still wanted in every content, let us (thief player) enjoy this buff and finally get access more easily to raid and other endgame stuff. Our easier rotation doesn't affect other class DPS and we still have to learn many thing to pull out the best of our profession.
Don't forget that everyone want something different and the devs are doing their best to find a way for everyone to be happy.
I want to end this post by a big Thanks to the dev for their work and I hope everyone will start loving each other no matter what profession other play and stop being selfish and wanting their profession to be OP for every content.