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'Every Man for Himself' Racial to be Altered

Posted by Suzie Ford on Dec 09, 2015  | Comments

'Every Man for Himself' Racial to be Altered - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

One of the most vociferous complaints in the last year or two in the World of Warcraft PvP community has been about how overpowered the human racial ability, Every Man for Himself, is and that as a result, human/Alliance imbalance in PvP has been strongly felt. The ability "removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character" and essentially gives humans an extra "get out of jail free" ability when paired with PvP trinkets offering the same.

In acknowledgement that there is an issue with EMfH, Blizzard's community manager posted this to the PvP forum:

In the next version of the Legion Alpha, we’re adjusting the Human racial ‘Every Man for Himself’ to only remove stun effects. The racial will share a 30 second cooldown with other similar effects.

Due to the changes to PvP gear and the introduction of PvP talents in Legion, the Warlords of Draenor implementation of Every Man For Himself no longer makes sense. So instead, we’re trying out an implementation that functions similar to Will of the Forsaken. It will only break Stun effects, but won’t trigger the full 2-minute cooldown on your Gladiator’s Medallion ability (which is the Legion version of the current Medallion trinkets).

The reactions to the change are mixed at this point with many advocating for the complete removal of racial abilities in the game or more tuning to the human racial:

One poster put it this way:

The change sounds like a step in the right direction, although combined with the PVP trinket talent it may make humans particularly difficult opponents for stun-reliant classes. Personally I am still in favor of simply removing racials from all rated PVP.

You can read more of the reaction to the change by visiting the World of Warcraft PvP forum.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom