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9-18-2008 @ 4:56PM
Fingers of Frost is actually a nerf, if I'm reading that right. Before, you could spam ice lance in PvP to get a FoF proc, meaning that you basically never needed to stop moving.As far as the Arcane Blast thing, from Ghostcrawler at http://blue.mmo-champion.com/4/10043276123-update-arcane-blast-build-8962.htmlWe're messing around with it. In our tests, the most efficient way to play Arcane was to spam nothing but Arcane Blast. Ideally we'd like to see more Arcane Barrage, Arcane Missiles and even some fire thrown around in there.One way to get that to happen is to let Arcane Blast still be a rewarding button to hit, but make it less desirable to push a second time in a row. There are other ways to do it too, like cooldowns or just making it less efficient. and It wasn't a change to nerf Arcane dps. It was a change to make other Arcane spells feel competitive with Arcane Blast. Personally, I think that's an interesting idea. With the Fingers of Frost talent (especially now that it's been nerfed in PvP), it looks like they're trying to make it so that mages, in order to maximize their DPS, will have to weave at least two spells. That's an improvement over "spam frostbolt" or "spam arcane blast."
9-18-2008 @ 5:01PM
then they could have made the debuff longer so that every time missile bar procced we could weave a couple ar barrages and a procced ar missiles in without destroying the debuff. or atleast so we could catch the tail end of the debuff and have it give the increased damage for the normal man price.This just made arc retarded and and lack any focus.
9-18-2008 @ 8:18PM
"it looks like they're trying to make it so that mages, in order to maximize their DPS, will have to weave at least two spells. That's an improvement over 'spam frostbolt' or 'spam arcane blast'."Garbage, utter garbage. What it looks like they did was hand the mage talent tree off to other class developers and say "what spells catch you and how can we eliminate their usefulness?"Mages will no longer be useful or fun once they realize they forgot to nerf the shit outta Mirror Image.Arcane/Fire spec (which is what I play) is pointless now because ArcBlast is too expensive, Pyroblast takes too long to cast and you cant respec to frost 'cause it looks like they nerfed the crap out of that too so we're left with what- being able to Mirror every 10 minutes or so? So each time we have to run back from the GY we should only be about 5 or 6 minutes away from being able to Mirror again before dying.Thank god I re-rolled a lock or I'd go play WAR.... Now waitaminnit- maybe I shou-/Wow
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