We had a server meeting recently and one of the things to come out of that was that we absolutely have to look at BSTs, because they seem to be adrift right now. This thread is to collect WORKABLE ideas on how to make that happen. A few ground rules: 1. This thread is about BSTs only! If you want to say "well MAGs should have this too" or something, fine, but this is not the place. BST. Only. 2. I am going to heavily moderate this thread because I need a good signal to noise ratio. Don't be offended, but at the same time realize this is not going to be a useful venue to complain in. We want potential solutions, not just gripes. Be prepared to have your post unceremoniously deleted, sorry. 3. We are NOT looking to make the kind of massive changes that MNKs got. So before anyone starts panicking about that, know that's not the goal. 4. Just because it's said on here doesn't mean it WILL happen (even if I say it) - these are ideas at this point 5. There are a few guiding principles folks should keep in mind as we build suggestions: - This is not going to simply be an "add 20% to attacks/spell damage/whatever" kind of solution. We want something more clever and in-line with what the class should be. - We'd ideally like the class to be much more tied to its pet, that's sort of the whole point - When making suggestions, you need to make sure you're taking into account balance in solo, group AND raid situations. This is really hard! - We're not going to fundamentally change what it means to be a BST. You're not suddenly going to be on par with an SK for tanking, or a wiz for damage. - Realize that, if we add in one area, we might have to subtract in another. For example, we may trade some amount of utility for more power or something (just an example, I'm not suggesting this will happen) Have at it. Be respectful, and be on-topic. If folks want to paste GOOD suggestions from other threads, that will save me time.