I'm probably going to antagonize you further but... yes, I can certainly calculate the potential dmg from Punishment and Firewall. Every spell has a very real number cap to it based on your gear and your target. Why should Firewall be different?
Feca's are getting their glyphs 'nerfed' as well. They will only activate upon the start of the targets turn. Pushing, pulling, or pandas can't activate them multiple times. We don't know how Feca's new glyphs will play out yet. They haven't even been released.
I prefer to think Ankama is trying to stop the game becoming Roguefu. If they left this class as strong as it is more people will play them to compete. Many players bandwagon the strongest classes, this isn't a new theme in MMO's. I don't want to see that happen.
I don't think that's a great analogy. Ankama took away your screw-driver so you didn't poke the other kids eyes out in PvP when they're only allowed to use their bare hands (Forgive me if that was silly)
I think part of the reason that I'm so ardent on them removing the cap is that Fire Wall is one of the most technical and engaging parts of the game that not many players fully come to realise. Not many people can fully understand how to use all of the tools in the Rogue's arsenal to get the most out of the system, and now the one's that do are being punished for its clever use. For instance, I was watching Cie pvp in 5th the other day and when the enemy stepped outside the Fire Wall, I thought that would be the end for the Fire Wall until she could set it back up in a proper spot. Instead, she placed a bomb on the edge of the Fire Wall (that didn't further the reach of the Fire Wall) and used Barbed Wire to teleport the enemy to the other side of the bomb and back into the Fire Wall's territory. I can admit that I wouldn't have thought of something so clever, and I'm glad that there's a lot of interesting strategies that are coming out this strategy game.
Yeah, Rogue's are the hot class right now. And Cra's were too, not too long ago. The problem is that Earth Rogue's are still going to dominate, and even if they don't, another class will just take their place.
That analogy was far too silly and I simply refuse to forgive you.