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8-09-2008 @ 10:26PM
"The idea that it's a nerf to mana users only stands if you think Blizzard is stupid enough not to take it into account when they design encounters."What, you mean you expect Blizzard to make it so that you can win a bossfight without really shooting any spells or casting any heals?Potion sickness was yet another in a long row of dumb band-aid fixes to issues created by blizzard themselves that didn't actually fix the underlying problem (as defined by blizzard anyway, regardless of if it actually was a problem or not). It just made it harder for the player, that's all.I point at the life tap and water drinking nerfs they tried to push on us, but failed both times as other examples of the same school of shoddy game design, I'm sure I could come up with many more if I'd just spend a little time.Potion sickness would have killed the viability of alchemy. All we'd be good for would be making flasks and doing transmutes. Why would you want to drink an ironshield potion for example if it permanently locked you out of being able to pot ever again during the fight. You'd save yourself instead for an emergency health pot in case an "oh cr*p!" type situation arises.Maybe players rely too much on pots. Or maybe it's just herbs that are too uncommon, making pots too expensive. However, blizzard doesn't explore other possibilities, they nerf all of alchemy instead with a sweeping change to game mechanics. Wayy to go! Give those greedy alchemists a good kick in the nads and kill off their profession, that'll teach them!*sigh*
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