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2-09-2009 @ 8:43PM
I suppose the other major thing, that all of us panicking don't know, is exactly how much spirit is being nerfed.Are we losing 5% of our regen, or 50%? Or more likely something in between.Basically, is the nerf the doom of our world, or is it going to be a bit of an inconvenience? "Spirit regen is being decreased" is a bit nebulous.
2-10-2009 @ 8:14AM
But if you think about it, there are really only two really obvious things they can do. We've had a "unified" mana regen mechanic since, what, 2.4? For all classes, mana regen is:some-constant * spirit * sqrt(intellect)Unless they split this out by class again, all they can really do is tweak the multiplier *or* perhaps make the formula more complicated by using something like sqrt(spirit) to give diminishing returns for spirit.Likewise, all of the regen talents are configured to "return X% of mana regen while casting", so when Blizz says those are getting buffed, all they can really do is tweak X for each class -- again, barring introducing some really complex new mechanic. So, if I was betting, I would bet on the mana regen multiplier getting tuned downwards, but the X% mana return talents getting increased upwards, meaning O5SR returns is lower but I5SR is maybe the same or just a little lower. I would also assume all of the items we have that have MP5 would have that stat tuned downwards as well; if not, I could see some shuffling around what items are better/best in slot as pure MP5 becomes a more valuable stat compared to spirit. And finally, that we'll see things in LFG and trade chat like, "LF1M for Naxx, must have replenishment" ;->
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