This is an old post and a little dated. This post came after the initial release notes for Vol.2, Bk. 7 were released.
While I think that our Book 7 changes are much needed and much welcomed (Big kudos to ZC), the recent posts suggesting that we are OP are premature and only serve to distort our class.
Unfortunately, Rune-Keepers may now be suffering from the dreaded disease known as: Flavor of the Month.
As anyone will tell you, unless you are adventuring in the Dark Delving’s, the spotlight is not necessarily a good thing. If I walked around Thorin’s Hall bragging about the companionship that I provided to the bearded women of Ered Luin, it could be taken the wrong way and suddenly I am explaining the difference between “I will call you later” and “I will give up on my sworn mission to comfort the women of Middle-Earth from the perils of loneliness and boredom.”
Unfortunately, I feel that the unwanted spotlight is already upon us. I am already seeing posts from other classes in our forums discussing how powerful we are. While there is nothing wrong with this type of discussion, it has always irked me on a personal level. I know that every class should engage in discussion about other classes to further fellowship balance but it still feels like someone is nosing around in my business. Like the time I told my Hunter buddy Tibernoft to put away his bow and arrow or he might put someone’s eye out. In hindsight, I now realize that this was a very stupid thing to say. It is never fun and games for Tib until he puts someone’s eye out. My first clue was how intently Tib was staring at my eyes as he raised a finger to point at the sky. At first, I thought he was telling me that I was number one, but then I realized that he was checking for wind direction. Let us just say that I now simply trust that Tib knows what he is doing and keep my hunter suggestions to myself. But, that does not mean anyone else should keep to themselves. When I say **** it really means “Sure, talk for unlimited [Hours].” I just drop the H because it is silent.
In a similar vein, I would ask all Rune-Keepers who feel a need to brag or exaggerate about our abilities to try and keep your exuberance in check for fear of giving the wrong impression. Bragging about alleged EC Crits does not provide any insight into our class but gives the wrong conclusion that we may be unbalanced.
*Teepster laughs good naturedly and slaps his knee*
My friends, high EC crits stories should be equated with tales about being struck by lightning (Irony unintended). In other words, while these tales are fun to tell and hear, people should keep in mind that the odds that they themselves will be struck by lightning (not coming from an RK) are still very slim and that a few rare occurrences should not justify wholesale changes in our lives despite the risk. While these lightning strikes are inevitable facts of nature. Nature is a beautiful thing and should not be nerfed…err…I mean changed. Global warming is one example of man changing nature and look how that is turning out. Bottom line: If you mess with EC, you are promoting global warming and that is just not right. Think of the Hobbit children.
So, my brethren, let’s all make sure we are not giving the wrong impression about our amazingly well balanced skills and back away slowly. Let's all forget this ever happened and check the epeen at the door.
Again, I got nothing to hide, I just think that YOUTUBE is best used for funny commercials and bloopers and not outrageously edited video of Rune-Keepers soloing the Watcher.
On a final note, THANK YOU to my kin-mate Sarren who critted my chisel. I have named this beastly item: Fo Chisel. As in:
FRIEND: “Y’know, in the right light you look like Thor, God of Thunder”