With the nerf to abilities no longer giving frontal guard on cooldown, we lose our Dark Flame frontal guard loop. Unfortunately this is exclusive to sorceress and doesnt extend to other classes with similar mechanisms. The intent at least from a players perspective isnt to exploit or abuse abilities on cooldown for maximum effectiveness, but to try and find some meaningful way to stay mobile and avoid near unavoidable and relentless engagement from certain foes. Perhaps this functionality of Dark Flame wasnt intended. Perhaps recent changes soon to come warrants it. Whatever the case may be I would like to point out that the class is still very difficult. Requiring not only the most amount of gear arguably but an almost unprecedented amount of knowledge and practice. I say all this because iframing may be what identifies the class, but by no means does it allow us to do everything. Everyday an engagement is won or lost by the deep understanding that you cant dip into iframes whenever you want at whatever pace you wish. There are consequences for misuse and often times you will find yourself on the backfoot unable to do..... anything. If you're one of those players who doesnt play this class. If you are one to claim its op simply because your friends allow you to believe so and you accept no other view. I emplore you to take the opportunity to understand what it actually takes to pilot the class with the god like efficiency you claim every sorc has access to. Im willing to wager what you come across more often than not are players who stumble to pilot the class, and those who face them may be even less informed and keen to those obvious mistakes. Not mistakes only punishable by a moments reaction, but mistakes that could be capitalized for excessive periods of time. I dislike the sorc mirror matchup for similar reasons others dislike fighting sorcs. All we seem to do is run, after a while you get to a point of impatience and before you know it the fight is over in your fit of rage. It happens. Though coming from the perspective myself, its pretty daunting and tiresome to be forced to run the entire fight, knowing most your ccs wont land and that doing anything other than running will put you at imminent risk of death. Im not sure where the development team gets thier feedback from but it seems likely that many players are sending in feedback about a class they'd rather just not deal with at all. Perhaps one day they will remove the iframes entirely and then what? Im honestly not sure, the closest thing I can point to is the relentless disservice done to dark knights. Once rightfully labeled over powered, they'd been left in a state of hard checks. Unable to win against strikers and mystics unless due to extreme conditions. Will sorceress see the same fate simply due to public opinion? It seems likely. The game had its balance issues pre cc changes but I feel like ultimately it took a turn for the worst and hasn't gotten better since. Though I was hopeful almost a year later mystics and strikers are still terrorists. Grabs are enabling those who possess them an unfair advantage which while acknowledged by the devs never was truly addressed. And it just seems that with the exception of tamer, which may be a slight oversight, every class reliant on iframes or stealth is being targeted heavily. When stalwarts like warrior and valkyrie are given buffs to damage and mobility to keep up with us and lock us down. The future doesnt look so bright. I personally might quit because in all honesty there is just one very uninteractive unfair dimension of the game allowed to exist, whilst those who chose to be more freely manuevrable continually get nerfed into a state of vegetation. Soon we'll all be sitting in block, with no grab to use, no iframes to keep us safe and no stam to move.