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7-19-2008 @ 5:30PM
What else could I do?I have looked at talents, I browse the Beta mage forums at least every 5-10 mintues looking for ANYTHING new.It seems that everyone agrees that our 51 point talents are a joke or too gimmicky to even work. We are terribad at AoE compared to a warlock's SoC for our low survivability and the fact that we have an area effect damage cap and we have to be bretahing in the face of our enemies to hurt them with it.Oh and don't even get started with the warlock's new Choas Bolt (Shadowbolt volley).You can look at how a LOLFIRE bolt is pure gimmicky or for questing against non-boss mobs.Talents such as World of Flames has no effect unless you feel like spamming flamestrike.Spells like polymorph now being % of base mana means that I would go oom long before clearing trash in instances from boss to boss. And talents like hot streak is because blizzard expects mages to have 36% crit chance with fire spells and too hard to get that 3rd fire spell crit in a row, and burnout is more like "DAMAGE LOL WAIT YOU'RE OOM HAHA".I think Blizzard made these talents up at the last second before alpha. I know there is still alot of time left, but when WoTLK ships in november I'll see what I do with my mage.
7-20-2008 @ 12:27PM
Yes and building up to TBC everyone said that Druids and Paladins would always be healers and would never be a viable tank, 25-man raids would not be challenging, Shadow Priests would never be taken to raids, etc etc.Speculation is all well and good, but dismissing things out of hand when you don't have the full picture of how things in WotLK are going to work is ill advised, especially given past occurances.
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