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3-07-2008 @ 7:45AM
So, to summarize, Blizzard has decided to move Mages and Warlocks closer together, so that they can share more equipment and Raid spaces? Sounds like they're being a little lazy to me. What's next? Moving Paladins and Death Knights close together so they can share equipment as well?
3-07-2008 @ 7:50AM
According to Blizzcast episode 2, yes:http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/02/28/whats-new-in-blizzcast-2/"In the expansion, a big goal is to have different specs and classes use similar types of gear. This is so they don't have to make separate gear for every spec in the game, because that leads to the perception by players that tons of the gear out there is not for them. To this end, Ret Paladins are being moved more towards Warrior itemization; full effects of this won't be seen until Wrath."
3-07-2008 @ 8:09AM
gah! So basically Destruction Warlock and Fire Mage are going to be even more the same .. cloth DPS +crit ?Someone should make a map of the classes/specs so we can see which combinations are really unique.
3-07-2008 @ 8:48AM
They have been doing this since even before BC. Warlocks never asked to be turned into shadow mages, and most were against it back when warlocks where crap for PVE. Locks were originally a DoT/Debuff class, but Blizzard got lazy and decided to make them flat out nukers. That is why I quit my lock in 06 and rerolled mage, if I want to play a nuke class I will play one, not have my warlock mutated out from under me.
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